Domestic Abuse: The Dirty ugly Secret That Has To Stop NOW!
Domestic abuse the crime that lives in the shadows, that causes so much pain, that destroys so many lives. It has to stop now. Be brave. You are not alone. Reach out. If you know it is happening, Speak Up Say Something If you are a survivor, professional or Law enforcement Share your knowledge, educate us NOW!
Rape, Sexual Violence, and Domestic Violence:
"Crazy Love" author, Leslie Morgan Steiner, talks to Anderson Cooper about how she was able to overcome domestic abuse.
Simply a MUST WATCH video. Super informative. It will impact everyone who watches it. THE VIOLENCE is heart breaking but her story is powerful.
Learn and consider the secrets of domestic violence as you follow Leslie from the Ivy League through a violent relationship, reaching the power to break the secrecy and silence, and as she recovers a healthy future.
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Domestic abuse happens to men also. Abuse and violence is not just happening between husband and wife or wife and husband, teens and young adults but also between gay and lesbian partnerships
Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten
On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
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.
On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide.
The presence of a gun in a domestic situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%
Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime.
Women between the ages of 18-24 are most commonly abused by an intimate partner.
19% of domestic violence involves a weapon.
Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.