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HEALTH & WELLNESS : Wiles Magazine

HEALTH & WELLNESS

SPEAK OUT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Since 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month has been observed during the month of October.  According to research conducted by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

  • 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.
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
  • One in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
  • Nearly 7.8 million women have been raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.

 

If you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence, it’s crucial that you get help. Tap into the following resources available to you today by calling:

 

THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE at 1-800-799-7233

THE NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE at 1-800-656-4673

THE NATIONAL TEEN DATING ABUSE HOTLINE at 1-866-331-9474

 

For more information and to join the movement to stop domestic violence now, please visit: ncadv.org.

 

 

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