Is there an association between domestic abuse and menopause?

Violence Against Women and MenopauseIn Stuck In the Middle With You the (United Kingdom) AVA Against Violence & Abuse elaborate on:

“Drawing on a literature review, peer-led research and a consultation with GPs, emerging findings indicate a two-way relationship between menopause and domestic abuse. Key insights include:

  1. Menopause impacts women’s relationships, especially with their intimate partner/s and family members
  2. Domestic abuse impacts menopause symptoms; with negative symptoms or experiences compounding or obscuring one another
  3. Women view menopause as a pivotal moment for making life changes, suggesting that menopause may be a key time when women are looking for support to escape domestic abuse…”.

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What if I need help?

In Domestic Violence and Abuse – Getting Help and Support for Domestic Violence the (United Kingdom) NHS note:

Global 16 Days Campaign 2021 and Menopause“You do not have to wait for an emergency situation to find help. If domestic abuse is happening to you, it’s important to tell someone and remember you’re not alone”.

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NO MORE Global Directory

What is the NO More Global Directory?

In About the Directory the NO MORE Foundation explain:

“The NO MORE Global Directory is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive international directory of domestic violence and sexual assault resources in every UN-recognized country and territory in the world. The site was created by the NO MORE Foundation in partnership with the United Nations and the World Bank, and it is intended to serve as a global hub of information and resources for victims and their loved ones. This directory is the latest step in our efforts to create a world with NO MORE domestic and sexual violence”.

Global 16 Days Campaign 2022

What is the focus of the Global 16 Days Campaign “between November 25, the International Day Against Violence Against Women, and December 10, International Human Rights Day”?

In Global 16 Days Campaign the (United States) Center for Women’s Global Leadership explain:

“This year, the Campaign is continuing the 2021 30th anniversary theme of Ending Femicide by spotlighting certain groups of women who are more vulnerable”.

Global 16 Days Campaign 2022 and Menopause

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Last Updated: 19 February 2023 – Last Revised: 22 November 2022