The Americans tend to refer to domestic violence as domestic or spousal ‘abuse’. I think that this term encapsulates so much of what violence against women is about. It is much more than physical abuse. It is also the abuse of a relationship, of love, of trust, of financial inequality, of a family structure, and the fear of shame by the victim that can lead to feelings of helplessness and isolation. My aim is to expose such perpetrators for what they are and to give support and protection to victims so that they can live freely and be themselves.