‘Shock­ing’ Ògures on abuse

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

JEWISH VIC­TIMS of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence wait two years longer than the na­tional av­er­age before seek­ing help, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey car­ried out by Jewish Women’s Aid (JWA).

Naomi Dick­son, chief ex­ec­u­tive of JWA, said the news was “shock­ing”.

She said it was partly ex­plained by the “high ex­pec­ta­tions” the com­mu­nity places on fam­ily life. “There is also a shame at­tached to a fam­ily sep­a­rat­ing or fall­ing apart,” she said.

The fig­ures were an­nounced ahead of the UN’s In­ter­na­tional Day of Elim­i­na­tion of Vi­o­lence Against Women (IDEVAW) last Sun­day.

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