Domestic abuse can affect anybody, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Domestic abuse can happen in any culture or community. Sometimes abusive behaviour is justified by cultural or religious values but there are no legitimate reasons for abusive behaviour. Below are some examples of commonly practised forms of violence that are frequently committed in the name of so called 'honour', religious practice or cultural values.
People with disabilities are more likely to experience domestic abuse than the wider population.
Domestic abuse can be experienced at any age, however the forms of abuse a person is likely to experience may change depending on their individual vulnerabilities.