My mother is a survivor of domestic violence and when I was just a child we lived in the Henry Street houses domestic violence building, those resources saved our lives . Some how when I grew up I too found myself Face-to-face with domestic violence but I refused to suffer in silence I got out, so many men and women are not that lucky. Let us take a look at the statistics.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) and in some cases might not be considered "domestic violence." 1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner.
Now imagine all the instances just go unreported.
This along with my own personal experiences is why I would love for you to assist me in supporting the survivors not victims but survivors of domestic violence with a small donation today 🙏🏾
if you would like to offer even more support we are currently accepting gently used and new clothing to support these men women and children as they embark on a new life filled with love and possibility and free of the domestic violence abuse that has caused them to seek shelter.
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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 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their< functioning>
Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
IPV alone affects more than 12 million people each year.
More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).
Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.
From 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female.
Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49