Domestic abuse is any action intended to control or keep power over a spouse, partner, family member, or girlfriend/boyfriend. The abuse may take the form of something physical, or it may be emotional, verbal, sexual, or financial. You might feel threatened, controlled, or belittled.
If you are experiencing abuse or domestic violence, you do not have to deal with this on your own. Staff from 1 hotlines that support people experiencing abuse and domestic violence in Egypt can help. Contact them if these signs of abuse sound familiar:
Victims of abuse and domestic violence can be in a difficult position. They once had (or still have) love for the abuser. On the other hand, they are constantly exposed to harm from someone who should love them back. This can feel puzzling and scary.
It’s normal if you feel isolated. Victims of abuse and domestic violence are exposed to extreme stress and often go through it alone. Even though it might feel difficult to share what you are going through, hotline staff in Egypt will listen, try to understand – and help you.
If you are ready to talk to someone about your experiences of abuse or domestic violence, you can contact a hotline in Egypt for free and confidential support.