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Significance of Issue (400 words)Issue + impacts on whomDomestic abuse is something not unheard of in Singapore, however, it seems that most people tend to overlook this unacceptable practice. It is the act of violence towards one who is with an intimate relationship with you. In the context of Singapore, The most common victims, the most common victims are children, housewives, the elderly and the intellectually disabled. In such an abusive relationship, victims sustain many physical injuries: cuts, bruises, burns etc. Apart from the tremendous physical pain victims go through during domestic abuse, the damage often goes far beyond mere superficial physical wounds; the mental battle is more severe than the physical one. Psychological illnesses such as insomnia, self-harming behavior and depression are just some of the undesirable outcomes that victims suffer from as a result of domestic abuse. Furthermore, the impact is often prolonged even after the threat of the offender is apprehended. Many are forced into a life of fear and anxiety, suffering from serious cases of chronic depression and devastating mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which could trigger the victim at any moment to recall the agonizing events of the past, leading to an outbreak to uncontrollable emotions.Insert suitable exampleCases in Singapore are not as uncommon as we may think, and the numbers are rising. Every year, the network of Family Service Centres handle an average of 1,400 cases, and the Family Justice Courts receive about 2,800 applications for Personal Protection Orders and issues about 1,200 orders. of issue (400 words)Causes (underlying)Perpetrators of domestic abuse tend to feel the need to control their victims because of low self-esteem, extreme jealousy, difficulties in regulating their anger and other strong emotions, or when they feel inferior to the other partner in education and socioeconomic background. In rare cases, some abusers  with very traditional beliefs may think they are entitled to the right to control their partner, and that women aren’t equal to men. Others may have an undiagnosed personality disorder or psychological disorder. Still others may have learned this behavior from growing up in a household where domestic violence was accepted as a normal part of being raised in their family. Studies have suggested that violent behaviour often stems from a combination of individual and situational factors. In essence, abusers learn violent behavior from people in their family, the people in their communities and other cultural influences in their growth from childhood to adulthood. They may have been witnesses of violence, or victims of violence themselves. Some abusers even acknowledge that they had been abused when they were a child. Children who are frequent witnesses to violence may learn that violence is a reasonable and effective way to resolve conflicts. Boys who are influenced to believe that women are not to be valued and respected and who see violence directed against women are more likely to abuse women when they grow up. Girls who witness domestic violence in their families of origin are more likely to be victimized by their own husbands. Although women are most often the victim of domestic violence, the gender roles can and are reversed sometimes. However, the underlying cause of domestic violence may be due to ourselves. A study conducted by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) revealed that 4 in 10 found it difficult to report a case of family violence as they felt that it was a private matter. Bystanders do not wish to intervene in other family’s matters. Victims are unable to seek help, due to constant threats by their abusers. They are usually reliant on their abusers for financial issues. Abusers typically control every aspect of the victim’s finances, thus they feel compelled to stay with the abuser to Proposed solutions (400 words)Who can do what to resolve issueFeasibility of solutions +what makes them effective One possible method to address this issue is to implement more campaigns regarding this issue. One of the most reasons why domestic abuse has become so prevalent and problematic is because people do not know how to address the issue when presented to them, in fact, most Singaporeans probably are obvious to such issues. The result is that domestic abuse is able to persist for a long time, before any action is taken to help the victims. Campaigns are especially effective in counteracting this problem, being able to actively raise awareness of the issue and educating people on what to do when faced with them. For instance, “Breaking the silence” is a campaign that started in 2016. The program uses the mass media through releasing videos and social media conversations to express the extent to this much overlooked issue to the public. With this, people not only are more aware that the issue is actually a problem that happens in Singapore, they will also know the options presented to them to aid in situations which have to do with domestic abuse, like domestic abuse centres or the family justice court. This prevents acts of domestic abuse from prolonging, thus reducing the impacts it has on victims. However, there seems to a lack of such campaigns to address this issue and the few that have been done in Singapore may have still have been rather superficial, only through uninteractive things such as short clips displayed on television. These forms of communication, need not effectively pass on the message to the people. Not being well-engaged by these Talks and displays can be set up in school, community centres and other public spaces. This will more likely allow the intended messages to be conveyed to the people. 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