and domestic violence
violence, in all its forms (visit the section of this website dedicated
to this question here),
is most commonly practiced by men against women: it is an undeniable
However, women are (obviously) also capable of mistreatment
and physical as well as psychological, verbal, emotional, and
economic violence... These forms of violence are very varied, they can
be committed against one's own children (absence of healthcare, mistreatment,
being a party to incest, etc.) as well as on people in their family
circle and friends and, of course within their couple.
The homosexual partner (unfortunately) doesn't escape this phenomenon,
even if it remains little known because this type of violence is too
rarely denounced and prosecuted.
To all of
the different forms of violence that women are subjected to, there is
another form of violence that specifically homosexuals
suffer from: homophobia.
The prejudice which stems from homophobia considerably harms
lesbian victims of violence within their couple because these women
have a very difficult time having their story heard and their situation
Nevertheless, the distress and the suffering of these victims, as well
as the consequences, are as serious as in heterosexual couples,
even more so when one or the other woman, or both, have children, which
is far from being exceptional.
you are the victim of violence
within your couple
and you don't know
who to speak to about it,
please contact us.