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Ireland: Emotional&Psychological Abuse Now Crimes

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Ireland just expanded the legal definition of domestic violence to include emotional and psychological abuse.

As part of the country’s Domestic Violence Act 2018, which went into effect on New Year’s Day, “coercive control” is now recognized as domestic violence and is punishable by up to five years in prison. The legislation defines coercive control as “psychological abuse in an intimate relationship that causes fear of violence, or serious alarm or distress that has a substantial adverse impact on a person’s day-to-day activities.”https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ireland-emotional-abuse-crime_us_5c2e1b60e4b0407e9088c6e5?utm_source=women_fb&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000046&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&fbclid=IwAR143FWjhfdFQNjMUduQ1Scyn04dnM2xXBtPkSBBOyL7Mh5WluFS_benPCM
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“Society will no longer tolerate the appalling breach of trust committed by one partner against the other,” Ireland’s Minister for Justice and Equality said. And I cannot agree more.
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What is your opinion on this matter?
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Make a crime in the US! NOW!!! No more,"abuse only if you're bruised or bloodied"! Needs to be recognized in our Family & Probate Courts!!!!!
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Make a crime in the US! NOW!!! No more,"abuse only if you're bruised or bloodied"! Needs to be recognized in our Family & Probate Courts!!!!!
It is a crime in the US but there's no set of guidelines in place on how to prove abuse and police often side with men in these type of complaints and charges are never filed.
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Make a crime in the US! NOW!!! No more,"abuse only if you're bruised or bloodied"! Needs to be recognized in our Family & Probate Courts!!!!!
Even bloodied and bruised isn’t taken seriously in the US, in my experience.
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Even bloodied and bruised isn’t taken seriously in the US, in my experience.
Unfortunately I have seen that as well :-(
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So proud to be Irish.
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It is uplifting to see progress happening somewhere.
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Emotional and Psychological abuse goes unnoticed so much amongst children and teenagers. This young souls shouldn’t have to go through this trauma. I wish we had laws and regulations like this in India
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This is so crucial! Especially in the family court system, where innocent children are involved!
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"This part...❤
As part of the country’s Domestic Violence Act 2018, which went into effect on New Year’s Day, “coercive control” is now recognized as domestic violence and is punishable by up to five years in prison. The legislation defines coercive control as “psychological abuse in an intimate relationship that causes fear of violence, or serious alarm or distress that has a substantial adverse impact on a person’s day-to-day activities.”"
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But abortion is available and free there now... 😢
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