STOP DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Stopping Domestic Violence in all relationships should be a National Priority. But unfortunately it is not and to often it gets swept under the carpet. It has become an epidemic here in America. Until we focus more time and resources on the problem more and more people are going to be abused and killed.
1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have experienced stalking victimization during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.
On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.9
In domestic violence homicides, women are six times more likely to be killed when there is a gun in thehouse.10
Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.2
Intimate partner violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24.
Now please pause your reading for a few moments and watch my short video clip on what I have to say on the subject, then finish reading on the other side…
WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
WHY IT MATTERS
Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Intimate partner violence is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior which is only a fraction of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
IF YOU NEED HELP,
DIAL THE NATIONAL
All of the above data was obtained from the NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WEBSITE. Additional info on this subject can be found on their site by clicking on the link below…
You can also find many great articles on this subject at my friends website below/ Secret Angel