1 in 3 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.
That is a truly shocking statistic, when you really pause to consider it. As a person who has been in the movement for 20 years with a strong focus on prevention, it carries an additional sadness, because up until recently the statistic was 1 in 4 women. We work day in and day out to move the needle in the opposite direction, and yet more people in our community are experiencing violence in their homes and relationships.
There is a reality that is hard to talk about: this movement has been underinvested in for a very long time. 1 in 3 women experience domestic violence. This is not a minor issue. Domestic violence is a full blown public health crisis; we need to begin, as a society, to treat it as such.
As we prepare for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please join us in a making a commitment to raise this issue in conversation with your friends, family, and colleagues. Make a donation to support the families in our community experiencing domestic violence. Be a part of the solution.
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