Violence Against Women

By: Savannah Musto

The Issues

I have decided to address the issue about violence against women, because this is a reoccurring issue and it needs to be stopped. People need to be aware of this because one in four women report that they were affected by domestic violence in their lifetime. Violence against women is increasing all around the world in many countries. Draper's novel really brought to light what women affected by violence go through and the emotional and physical pain as well. Therefore, i feel this abuse against women should be stopped so no child, or woman is affected by sexual, physical, or emotional abuse.

News Article

The Story of one little Angel

Angel was always a happy, bright little girl full of potential. But, when Jordan Sparks came into her life, everything changed. Angel was sexually and physically abused by Jordan since she was just a little girl. Her pain went unnoticed until her older brother Jerold came into her life. Together, Angel and Jerold sent Jordan to prison for six years. Everything in Angel's life was perfect for those years. Angel got involved in dance classes and she was beautifully gifted in what she loved. She soon developed friendships in other young girls, she was also doing very well in school. She got selected to participate in a challenging dance competition. One day, Jordan came back and everything was fine for the most part. Jordan stayed away from Angel and Angel stayed away from him. Jerold kept a keen eye on his little sister as he was her protector. Angel was home from dance class and she turned the music up loud and made hot dogs on the stove. she never saw Jordan standing drunk in the door. Jordan knocked Angel unconscious and took her into the bedroom. Jerold was home and saw all the smoke, when he bursted into the room Jordan beat Jerold and ran for the door. Seeing Angel on the bed, Jerold leaped into action and rescued the limp Angel. Jordan's dead body in the door allowed Jerold and Angel to escape, Forever. In conclusion, Angel ended up being free from her worse nightmare.

Facts about Abuse against Women

  • Two Million women are injured due to violence.
  • 1,300 deaths occur because of violence.
  • More than 13% of high school students report violence against a boyfriend, or girlfriend.
  • Nearly 2.2 million people called the violence hotline in 2004.
  • 232,960 women in the U.S were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006.
  • 50% of sexual assaults are against women under 16.
  • An estimated 150 million girls under 18 experienced violence in 2002.
  • Chihuahua, Mexico 66% of murders were committed against women by their husbands.
  • Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18.
  • in Nairobi, 20 percent of women were assaulted at work.


Angel dealt with her situation in a pretty positive way considering. She didn't make any excuses why she couldn't do something. She also didn't let it ruin her happiness. Her being abused caused her to fear Jordan forever. But, she made it better by getting involved with dance. Instead of sitting and dwelling on the bad, she made friends and did good in school. Jerold had a great influence on Angel. He helped her get into dance by encouraging her to go for what she wanted. He also introduced her to her best friend. Angel also saw what was happening to Monique, and she wanted better for herself. jerold always watched over Angel. he also saved her from Jordan. Jerold over all was a great influence on her.

Get involved

We as individuals can help with abuse against women by having free counseling for the victims. We as a city can try to keep these abusers from ever being able to hurt another person again. I think that the government could improve on the punishment to the abusers as well.