Domestic violence is when one party is abused or experiences violence from another. Domestic abuse comes in various ways, like verbal, physical, sexual, emotional, reproductive, and religious. Immigrant and refugee women and girls are some of the most susceptible people to domestic violence and abuse due to specific cultural pressures and fear of authority. More often, victims are abused by their significant others and/or acquaintances protected by their community leaders. As a result, domestic violence continues to go under-reported and handled within the community. Through our culturally-specific support and education, the IRCM has made it our mission to provide these women and girls the tools and support they need to begin living a safe, improved life.