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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase ‘domestic violence’?

2)

What are the different forms of domestic violence?

3)

In some countries, domestic violence isn’t a crime. What do you think about this?

4)

Which is worse, wife-beating or husband-beating?

5)

Do you think domestic violence exists in all social classes?

6)

Does domestic violence often hit the headlines in your country?

7)

What would you do if you knew there was domestic violence in the house / apartment next to yours?

8)

Is there much education about or awareness of domestic violence in your country?

9)

Do you know of any instances of domestic violence?

10)

Do you think the aggressors of domestic violence grew up in an environment of domestic violence and child abuse?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Is domestic violence a big problem in your country?

2)

What are the main causes of domestic violence?

3)

Are there shelters in your country where victims of domestic violence can stay and seek refuge?

4)

What kind of people carry out domestic violence?

5)

Why do you think victims of domestic violence stay in the relationship for so long?

6)

Why do many countries see domestic violence as a private, ‘family affair’?

7)

Is domestic violence a subject that is largely swept under the carpet or is a taboo subject in your country?

8)

Have you seen movies or TV shows about domestic violence?

9)

What questions would you ask a violent family member?

10)

Do you think alcohol plays a large part in domestic violence?


 


 
 
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