Domestic Violence

and Sexual Assault

Did you know?

Horrifying Facts:

  • Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

  • 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime to the point in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed.

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.

  • 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

  • Between 21-60% of victims of intimate partner violence lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from the abuse.

What Can I Do?

Go here to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to Take Action and Get Involved and/or donate to raise awareness, create change, and change lives!
http://www.ncadv.org/takeastandmain/get-involved

Join the Love is Not Abuse Coalition to Break the Cycle of domestic violence and sexual assault.
http://www.breakthecycle.org/join-love-not-abuse-coalition

Post on social media! To create awareness and show your support for ending domestic violence and sexual assault. #TakeAStandAgainstDomesticViolence

Because women are typically the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, sign the petition to end violence against women, especially women in countries where they do not have equal rights to men.
https://my.care.org/site/SPageNavigator/ADV_IVAWA_2014.html

Take the No More pledge that many NFL and college players have taken to end domestic violence and sexual assault. http://nomore.org/takethepledge/