What is Battering?
It is a system of coercive behavior that uses fear and intimidation to gain and sustain power over a woman and coerce her into behaving as the batterer wishes.
- Physical violence ranging from a push or slap to murder.
- Verbal or emotional abuse; threats; destruction of objects or harm to those people and things important to the woman.
- Verbal, physical or sexual abuse.
- Intimidation; isolating the victim from friends and family; keeping the victim dependent through control of the family finances.