escaping intimate partner violence

‘Escaping violence’ describes a service providing refuge from immediate threat, or the recovery from trauma or threat, such as women or men escaping ‘domestic;’ or ‘intimate partner’ violence, or for asylum seekers or victims of torture.

NB: In the literature, ‘escaping intimate partner violence’ is gradually supplanting the term “domestic violence”, as it is more accurate. Note however that there is no assumed gender in this definition, and a specific gender, age or other issues can be specified by other keywords.