Does your partner behave in a way that is degrading to you? Do you feel afraid of your partner? Does your partner force you to have sex or sexual practices that you are not comfortable with? Did your partner physically injured you? Is your partner violent to your children? Does your partner prevent you from seeing friends, is he checking where you are and who you are with? Has your partner threatened you with violence or murder?
Does this sound familiar? Is something similar happening to you at home?
Domestic violence is a long-term and repeated violent behavior or the threat of such behavior endangering life, health, freedom or human dignity. Domestic violence occurs between people in a family or a similar relationship, who share a common household. Domestic violence is a situation I which one person uses his/her superiority (physical, psychological, economical) over the other person.
Domestic violence can take various forms. It is possible that you only experience certain types of violence (such as psychological - extortions, threats, manipulation, control), but not others. There may also be periods when your partner does not use violence, followed by a period of tension and abuse.
If you experience anything similar in your relationship or if you know somebody who is experiencing this, do not be afraid to contact us.
Tel. number: 608 222 277
Social worker is available on this phone number on weekdays from 9.00 to 15.00. Outside of this time, a message is played to alert the callers that they are calling outside the working hours of a social worker
In our office:
- PRAGUE - V Luhu 715/6, 140 00 Praha 4
- PŘÍBRAM - Dlouhá 97, 261 01 Příbram III
- BEROUN - Community center Beroun, Bezručova 928, 266 01 Beroun
- BENEŠOV - Piaristická kolej Masarykovo nám. 1, 256 01 Benesov
For immediate assistance, call 116 006 (White Circle Nonstop Line) or Police 158.
See how to increase your safety!
A more detailed article on domestic violence can be found here.
Also teenagers and young people experience intimate partner violence, read more about partner violence among young people here.