Stop Domestic Violence Against Women
Too often, woman find themselves in abusive relationships, both physically and mentally, yet they are afraid to seek help, or don’t know who to turn to. Stopping violence against women is something I strongly believe in, and it’s why I donate a portion of my speaking fees to domestic violence programs all throughout the country.
Women need a voice, but more important, women need to know that help is available when they need it most. Domestic violence against woman is alarmingly high, and we all need to do what we can do stop the abuse. Here are some sobering statistics:
- Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner.
- 1 in 4 women (24.3%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- Nearly half of all women in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
- 81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short, or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.
- An estimated 13% of women have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime.
- 43% of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors including physical, sexual, tech, verbal or controlling abuse.
- 1 in 5 college women has been verbally abused by a dating partner.
- 1 in 6 (16%) college women has been sexually abused in a dating relationship.
- Nearly 33% of women killed in U.S. workplaces between 2003-2008 were killed by a current or former intimate partner.
It’s time to stop abuse against Woman.
Even if you don’t hire me as a speaker or your consultant, take time to join the fight against domestic violence by visiting any number of these links and getting involved: