All too often, women experiencing violence suffer alone – afraid to ask for help, and unsure of where to turn. Family and friends may suspect that something is wrong, but don’t know what to do.
Recognizing violence isn’t easy. Assessing the severity of it is even harder. The BC Ministry of Justice outlines some of the most serious risk factors. Although this list was developed to help police in their investigations, it can help anyone spot the signs of danger. These include: