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Top 30 Domestic Violence Quotes in India

Domestic Violence Quotes

According to the National Crime Report Bureau (NCRB), 53% of domestic violence cases increased in India between 2001 and 2018. Most of the domestic violence cases were filed by women experiencing harassment from their husbands or family members.

Since domestic violence is such a big social evil in India (and the rest of the world too), it’s important to create awareness about it. Helplocal is here with the latest quotes and sayings on domestic violence, abuse, and harassment.

Now, let’s look at the best domestic violence quotes from famous personalities and activists all across the globe!

 Domestic Violence Quotes


Domestic Violence Quotes:


Here are some of the best domestic violence quotes describing the situation of victims suffering from domestic violence:

“At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.” ― Christine Mason Miller

“Sometimes the shame is not the beatings, not the rape. The shaming is being asked to stand judgment.” ― Meena Kandasamy

“When it comes to abuse, you believe there’s no way out. There is always help. There is always a way out.” ― Rev. Donna Mulvey

“The more that we choose not to talk about domestic violence, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose.” ― Russell Wilson


“Each time a woman stands up for herself without knowing it, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” — Maya Angelou


“I was heartbroken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. But I just closed my eyes and took a blind leap. I knew I had to get out of there.” ― Bob Casey Jr


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“Never believe a man’s claim that he has to harm his partner in order to protect her; only abusers think this way.”― Lundy Bancroft


“From every wound, there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, -I survived.” ― Fr. Craig Scott


“I realize now I am a survivor. I am a stronger woman for opening my eyes and stepping away from someone who didn’t respect themselves and would never respect me.” ― Lori


“The boys had always been her reason to stay, but now for the first time, they were her reason to leave. She’d allowed violence to become a normal part of their life.” ― Liane Moriarty


“Leaving an abusive partner is a very difficult thing to do. It frequently feels like you are failing, or destroying your family, or not trying to work things out, or not giving your partner a second chance.” ― Blaine Nelson


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“Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it’s because no matter what, I am a survivor, not a victim.” — Patricia Buckley


“Domestic violence is not just perpetrated by a husband or a partner. Families too are a part of it. To my mind, violation of basic human rights by anybody around us – a parent, a sibling or a relative – is domestic violence.”― Balroop Singh

 Domestic Violence sayings


“Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen, It takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward.” ― Assunta Harris


“Raise your heart, not your hand.”― Abhijit Naskar


“You survived the abuse. You’re gonna survive the recovery.” — Olivia Benson


“Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones.” – Barack Obama


“Survivors of abuse show us the strength of their personal spirit every time they smile.” ― Jeanne McElvaney


“Violence doesn’t equal strength.” – Becca Fitzpatrick


“We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence.” – Charles Clarke


“Threatening a current or former partner isn’t passion, or love, or heartache. It’s violence, it’s abuse and it’s a crime.”― Miya Yamanouchi


“Abuse, regardless of how it manifests itself, will destroy trust and, in the end, can destroy the relationship.” – Dr. Ramona Probasco


“All violence consists of some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.”– Leo Tolstoy


“Never let a man put his hands on you without your permission.” – Melda Beaty


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“Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.” – Salma Hayek


“The effects of abuse are devastating and far-reaching. Domestic violence speaks many languages, has many colors, and lives in many different communities.” — Sandra Pupatello


“The best protection against rape, stalking, and domestic violence is to raise men who both understand that women are different, and would never dare take advantage of this difference.”— Wendy Shalit


“It’s not enough for women to speak out on the issue – for the message to be strong and consistent, women’s voices must be backed up by men’s.” — John Conyers


“One of the most basic things we can do is let the men in our lives know it’s not okay to mistreat a woman.” — Tim McGraw

“Enough to anyone who excuses sexual assault. Enough to anyone who turns a blind eye to the violence so many women, children, and yes, men are subjected to. Enough condoning toxic masculinity with euphemisms like ‘boys will be boys.’ Enough. Together we can, and we will, put an end to domestic violence.” – Julian Castro


“Domestic violence can be so easy for people to ignore, as it often happens without any witnesses and it is sometimes easier not to get involved. Yet, by publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes towards violence in the home and show that domestic violence is a crime and not merely unacceptable.”— Honor Blackman


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There are hundreds of quotes on domestic violence and abuse but Helplocal has shortlisted only some of the best sayings to strengthen and support the abused who suffered from violence. If you know some other amazing quotes about domestic violence and spousal harassment, please share them in the comments! We will feature them in this blog.
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