Have you ever been abused?
“For four years, I put up with my boyfriend calling me ‘pathetic’. Nobody knew because I didn’t want to show or share my problems.” – Ms Kaira Tan, 23, public relations executive
“I will leave an abusive relationship. Children learn from their parents, and I don’t want my children to think it’s okay to stay in such relationships.” – Madam Sa’airah Abdul Rashid, 35, housewife
Have you ever abused someone?
“I have verbally abused my partner. But that happened out of frustration, in the heat of the moment. After I calmed down, I realised what I had done was uncool, and I apologised.” – Mr Mohd Rizal Abdul Khadir, 35, assistant purchasing officer
Shocking spousal abuse stats
72% of women abused by partners who are not likely to make a police report, according a 2010 National University of Singapore study.
62 calls Aware received last year about spousal abuse. In 2011, this figure was 67
249 new spousal abuse cases seen by Pave from April 2012 to March 2013.