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Domestic Violence

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Ashley Homan

on 7 February 2013

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Transcript of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Behavior used by one person in a relationship to control the other Every 9 seconds worldwide, a woman is assaulted or beaten. In fact, 1 in 3 women will be a victim of domestic violence at some point in their life. What is domestic violence? Name calling. Putdowns. Sexual assault. Intimidation. Withholding money. Keeping partner from contacting family/ friends. Stopping/ keeping partner from getting a job. Actual or threatened physical harm. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury in women. BUT, it's not just women. 20% of nonfatal violence is domestic violence against women. 3% of nonfatal violence is domestic violence against men. 3 million women suffer from domestic violence each year. Why so dangerous? And why increasing? Between 3.3 and 10 million children witness domestic violence annually. Studies show that adults who witnessed domestic violence growing up are TWICE as likely to abuse their partner or children. 50% of men who abuse their wives also abuse their children. It's a never ending cycle! Domestic violence is not only physically damaging, but physiologically damaging, as well. Health related costs of domestic violence exceed $5.8 billion each year. 74% of Americans personally know someone who has experienced domestic violence. Yet, our #1 fact is: Most domestic violence incidents are NEVER reported. Help change the facts. Speak up, speak out, and make a difference for the victims of domestic violence. .
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