Domestic Abuse in America

We need a hero

Why:

Domestic violence directed against women by their intimate partners (current or former spouses or boyfriends) is an epidemic of global proportions that has devastating physical, emotional, financial and social effects on women, children, the family and the community. Critical to efforts to combat domestic violence has been the growing recognition of domestic violence as a violation of women's human rights. By ending domestic violence it will help so many families. More than likely by just one woman coming out and standing up for herself you will see many more follow.

Who:

Any one can be a hero when it comes to domestic violence. Even if you are the one being abused. You have to stop the abuser. Tell someone! If you are the one being abused you have to stand up for yourself. You need to point out to your spouse when you feel like they are being abusive and set firm boundaries about how you will be treated and stand your ground. Leave if your spouse is not willing to admit to a problem and seek help. If you are witnessing someone being abused, a parent, friend, or family member you need to tell someone so it don't continue. A hero will more than likely look like someone that wears long sleeves to cover the bruises, that walks with their heads down from all the negativity.