Violence is a complex social problem and is almost always a crime. It is deeply rooted in society's traditional acceptance of inequality particularly as it relates to the experiences of women, children, seniors, and people from minority groups.
It is a basic human right to live without fear of physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
The community has a right and a responsibility to get involved; an interdisciplinary approach is the most effective one. Violence transcends all boundaries: cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and educational; there is a need for a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of victims.