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Is your partner (husband, boyfriend, or "ex") extremely jealous and does he discourage you from speaking to friends or family? Does he prevent you from getting a job or learning English? Has your partner ever threatened to take away your children? Has he told you that he will have you deported?Have you ever been hit by your partner? Has he forced you to have sex when you did not want to? Has he ever threatened to harm you with weapons like guns, knives or other objects?

Does your partner claim that his violence is your fault? Has he ever told you his violence is not serious? Does he blame drugs or alcohol for his violent behaviour? Does he make you feel like you are crazy? Does he call you names that are hurtful and shameful to you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many other women like you are in the same situation. Your partner's behaviour is not your fault.
Domestic violence tends to get worse over time. It does not go away on its own. We will outline some things you can do to protect yourself and your children from continuing violence.

We will refer to the abuser as "he." Some women are abused by other women, and some men are abused by women. While not all the legal remedies will apply to same sex relationships, we will still provide some basic information about things you can do to make yourself safe. We will use the term "partner" to refer to a husband, boyfriend, or "ex" who may be abusing you.

Is your partner (husband, boyfriend, or "ex") extremely jealous and does he discourage you from speaking to friends or family? Does he prevent you from getting a job or learning English? Has your partner ever threatened to take away your children? Has he told you that he will have you deported?Have you ever been hit by your partner? Has he forced you to have sex when you did not want to? Has he ever threatened to harm you with weapons like guns, knives or other objects?

 
Does your partner claim that his violence is your fault? Has he ever told you his violence is not serious? Does he blame drugs or alcohol for his violent behaviour? Does he make you feel like you are crazy? Does he call you names that are hurtful and shameful to you?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Many other women like you are in the same situation. Your partner's behaviour is not your fault.
Domestic violence tends to get worse over time. It does not go away on its own. We will outline some things you can do to protect yourself and your children from continuing violence.

We will refer to the abuser as "he." Some women are abused by other women, and some men are abused by women. While not all the legal remedies will apply to same sex relationships, we will still provide some basic information about things you can do to make yourself safe. We will use the term "partner" to refer to a husband, boyfriend, or "ex" who may be abusing you.
D V Frequently askd questions
Monday, 11 January 2016
    Is your partner (husband, boyfriend, or "ex") extremely jealous and does he discourage you from speaking to friends or family? Does he prevent you from getting a job or learning English? Has your partner ever threatened to take away your children? Has he told you that he will have you deported?Have you ever been hit by your partner? Has he... Read more...
News about Phoebe
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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ESOL Skills for Life: Entry 2
Thursday, 24 January 2019
Exam Structure SummarySpeaking & Listening (Oral interview with Trinity examiner)1. Individual Component (up to 8 mins) Task 1: Exchange of information about daily routine, study, work (up to 3 mins) Task 2: Short account of recent past activity (up to 2 mins) Task 3: Role play – making requests (up to 3 mins) 1. Group Component (up to 10 mins) Task... Read more...
girls information
Friday, 25 January 2019
In today’s society, 6 out of 10 girls are concerned with the way they look and as a result will opt out of participating fully in day-to-day activities such as swimming, visiting the doctors and going to school. Moreover, 19% of teenage girls are overweight but 67% think they need to lose weight. Low self-esteem can cause young people to become excluded... Read more...

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