Joining the fight against domestic violence. Alter Ego is a programme aired every Monday 10 till 12noon on Pamtengo radio www.pamtengo.com This programme is designed to create awareness and educate anyone in the community who is subjected to domestic violence. Our main concern is to reach out the those individuals who are struggling to communicate due to language barriers.
Domestic violence is officially classified as “any incident of threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are or have been in a relationship together, or between family members, regardless of gender or sexuality”.
We think of domestic violence as hitting, slapping and beating, but it can also include emotional abuse as well as forced marriage and so-called “honour crimes”.
It’s abuse if your partner or a family member:
•shoves or pushes you
•makes you fear for your physical safety
•puts you down, or attempts to undermine your self-esteem
•controls you, for example by stopping you seeing your friends and family
•is jealous and possessive, such as being suspicious of your friendships and conversations
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Where can you get help?
You don’t have to wait for an emergency situation to seek help. You can:
•talk to your doctor, health visitor or midwife , send a message via text to us here on Alter Ego or via our facebook page.
•call 0808 2000 247 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0808 2000 247 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting, the 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge (calls from a landline are free)