End domestic violence now

Submitted by ub on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:34

Nearly 13 million physically abused, raped or stalked each and every year.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes.

1 in 3 teens experience sexual, physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend in a year.

1 in 5 women are survivors of rape.

1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual victimization in their lives.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18.

These are not numbers. They’re our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, co-workers and friends. They’re the person you confide in most at work, the guy you play basketball with, the people in your book club, your poker buddy, your teenager’s best friend – or your teen, herself. The silence and shame must end for good.