Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one person to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner or family member. Abusive behavior can come in the forms of physical, emotional, verbal, and sexual. Abusers make it very difficult for victims to escape relationships. Sadly, many survivors suffer from abuse for decades. Abuse can come from intimate partners (heterosexual and homosexual), mothers, fathers, in-laws, siblings, adult children, etc.
Signs of Domestic Violence
Did You Know That...
+ 1 out of every 4 women in the U.S. have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime?
+ 1.3 million women are impacted by domestic violence in the U.S. every year?
+ More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse?
+ Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted?
+ 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 5 men are sexually abused before the age of 18?
Domestic violence and sexual assault are never just a women’s issue. It’s a human and social issue affecting men, women, children, victims, their families, friends, our communities, and everyone.
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