Intimidating and victim and sexual abuse

Although emotional abuse does not leave black eyes or visible bruises, it is often more seriously damaging to your self-esteem. Physical or sexual abuse is always accompanied and often follows emotional abuse, i.e.

Quite often such abuse goes unseen, as even the victim does not recognize that she is being abused.

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) continues the series highlighting significant days to facilitate the conversation about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Our purpose is to overlay a recognized Theme Day with the SDG lens in order to shine a light on and bring the conversation to the grassroots level. For this significant day, Trafficking in Persons we are intentionally making connections to SDG #4 – Quality Education, #5 – Gender Equality, #16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, and #17 – Partnerships for the Goals (however, connections to any other SDG may be implied).

(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global Report on Trafficking in Persons). They may fear for their lives or the safety of their loved ones, they may not realize that they are victims of human trafficking, they may have been taught to mistrust law and government authorities, they may fear detention and deportation, they may not speak the language, they may have been lied to about, or be unaware of, their rights in Canada.

The three-page letter typed in Hindi, a copy of which is in possession of HT, narrates the ordeal of a dera sadhvi (woman follower) who charged Ram Rahim with sexual exploitation of the sadhvis in the dera.

Sources said the investigating authorities once attributed the letter to a former sadhvi in Bathinda but she refuted their claim.

emotional battering is used to wear the victim down - often over a long period of time - to undermine her self-concept until she is willing to take responsibility for her abuser's actions and behaviour towards her or simply accept it.

There are many categories of emotional/psychological abuse.

According to recent statistics from, nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.

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