Seeking immediate help if you are a victim of domestic violence
Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
If your one person is being abused once or twice, the person will probably feel trapped and helpless but should not entertain violence. But help is available all the time in Fiji and anywhere in the world for this kind of issues.
Firstly if you need immediate assistance, call 911 or your local emergency services. Also, can immediately contact or get in touch with the nearest police post or police station as soon as possible. Another best and most suitable option for the island nation countries can be yelling out to a neighbor or reaching out to the neighbor for help.
To sort out the problem in some cases can seek community help especially in villages in rural areas or urban as well. Also, other places to seek help is by contacting the domestic violence/sexual assault program in your country.
They can provide emotional support, peer counseling, safe emergency housing, information, and other services while you are in the relationship, as well as if you decide to leave. For example Fiji women’s Crisis center, Fiji women Rights and movement, Department of social welfare and Pacelli. Lastly can get legal help as well after contacting the police or even before that and also go to counseling to get help for this problem.