The Fight against Domestic Violence

Don't be silenced, Speak out.

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone. The cause of domestic violence is when two people are in a marriage or relationship of some sort, and one partner wants to be more dominant than the other. This causes the relationship to be abusive and unhealthy. This cause is an issue because more women, and sometimes even men, usually end up having trust issues when meeting new people and sometimes shut themselves away from everyone. The whole point of domestic violence is so the partner wanting full control can have total control over you. The abuser uses fear, guilt, and shame just to have control. This could also be unhealthy and dangerous for kids because it can influence the child in later years. Also, the child could become the subject, as well as the original victim.


Statistics

  • Women around 20 to 24 are at a higher risk of being abuse by their partner.

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence

  • Around 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault in the US alone.

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Facts


  • Most Domestic Violence incidents are never reported.

  • One woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States.

  • Domestic Violence is the third leading cause of homelessness.

How can you help?

People should not have to live in fear of their partner. Their partner is there to love and help them. This cause needs to be supported because people shouldn’t have to live in fear of either never finding love or being scared of their partner or even their child picking up the act. Domestic Violence is the leading cause of injuries of women ranging around 15 to 44, more than car accidents, muggings, and rape combined. This needs to stop. We are all the same, equal, we are meant to be together in a healthy and safe relationship. Our species cannot grow and flourish without others there to help. If this act continues, distrust can be a serious problem around the world. This should not be a problem around the world, yet it is. This is a nightmare come true for some people, and they can't do anything about it. We must reach out to others and help, it is our duty to help. We must lend a hand. Don't be silenced, speak out against Domestic Violence.


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Help Stop Domestic Violence

If you know anyone who needs help or if you need help, call the Domestic Violence Hotline.