From the website: "WomensLaw.org provides easy to understand legal information to women living with or escaping domestic violence. The information on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. By reaching out through the Internet, we empower women and girls to lead independent lives, free from abuse."
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This website provides links to domestic violence laws of the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela.
From the website: 'If you're in a controlling and abusive relationship,
you may recognize several of the characteristics described in this article
by Joseph M. Carver, PhD, a Clinical Psychologist in practice in Ohio.
Part 1 describes the formation of bonds between victim and abuser, while Part 2 continues with observations about cognitive dissonance and offers suggestions for friends and family of victims.
On August 23rd, 1973 two machine-gun carrying criminals entered a bank in Stockholm, Sweden. The two bank robbers held four hostages, three women and one man, for the next 131 hours. After their rescue, the hostages exhibited a shocking attitude considering they were threatened, abused, and feared for their lives for over five days. In their media interviews, it was clear that they supported their captors and actually feared law enforcement personnel who came to their rescue.
While the psychological condition in hostage situations became known as 'Stockholm Syndrome' due to the publicity – the emotional bonding with captors was a familiar story in psychology. It had been recognized many years before and was found in studies of other hostage, prisoner, or abusive situations such as:
* Abused Children
* Battered/Abused Women
* Prisoners of War
* Cult Members
* Incest Victims
* Criminal Hostage Situations
* Concentration Camp Prisoners
* Controlling/Intimidating Relationships.'
Page Title: 'Domestic Violence Awareness: Evolution, Culture,
Body Size, Male Aggression, Statistics, Law, Family'.
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