Tuesday, January 17, 2012

did you know?

*One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime?

*An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year

*Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults

*Less than one-fifth of victims reporting and injury from an intimate partner sought medical treatment following an injury

*One in six women and one in thirty-three men have experienced an attempted or completed rape

*Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police

*On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States

*275 million children worldwide are exposed to violence in their home

(source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Safe Haven Ministries)

If you or someone you know needs help, visit Safe Haven Ministries. If you would like to donate to help women and children in need, click here to go to my fundraising page. 

Be the change. Make the difference.

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