We have all seen what has been happening in the media today with reports of violence against women. The awareness of the movement #metoo has brought on a spotlight that we all once would of had ignored. Silent voices now able to speak about their experiences. All too often, women are afraid for their own reasons of why they don’t want to come forward with their attackers. Because you see, their attackers are usually what holds the glue to their lives together. On the other side, not all domestic violence are women, men are also victims of domestic violence. The definition of “Domestic Violence” is the following violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Here are the alarming stats regarding violence against women and men in the US.
|On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.|
|Nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) have been raped in their lifetime (by any perpetrator|
|One in 6 women (16.2%) and 1 in 19 men (5.2%) in the United States have experienced stalking victimization at some point during their lifetime in which they felt very fearful or believed that they or someone close to them would be harmed or killed (by any perpetrator).|
|A child witnessed violence in 22% (nearly 1 in 4) of intimate partner violence cases filed in state co
|30 to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.|
IN THE WORKPLACE
|Nearly 33% of women killed in U.S. workplaces between 2003-2008 were killed by a current or former intimate partner|
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