With one in four women victimized by domestic violence in her lifetime, each of us knows someone who has been affected, whether we know it or not.
The survivor may be a family member, a coworker, someone who worships with you, a friend, or an acquaintance.
Children are also affected by domestic violence, even if they are not abused or do not witness it directly. Department of Justice, women are 90-95 percent more likely to be victims of domestic violence than are men.
The majority of victims of domestic violence are women, although men can also be victimized. Those men who are victimized include both men who experience intimate partner violence in gay relationships and men who are battered by a female partner.
Fact #1: Over 22 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime.
(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #2: 18.3% of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.
(Department of Justice 2010) Fact #8: Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
Teen suicide is a very real issue today in the United States.Women with fewer resources or greater perceived vulnerability, including girls and those experiencing physical or psychiatric disabilities or living below the poverty line, are at the greatest risk for domestic violence and lifetime abuse.Here are examples of how specific constituencies have been affected by domestic violence.Violence among young people, including dating violence, is also a major problem.Factors associated with intimate partner and sexual violence occur at individual, family, community and wider society levels.(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010).