Intimate Partner Violence, commonly referred to as domestic violence or dating violence, happens to anyone:
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- 1-in-3 women will experience intimate partner violence.
- 1-in-4 men will experience intimate partner violence.
- 1-in-2 LGBTQ will experience intimate partner violence.
- In Monroe County, NY, intimate partner violence was equally reported in suburban (51%) & urban (49%) neighborhoods (2014)
For decades, women have worked tirelessly to shine a light on domestic violence which first came to public awareness in the 1960's. Men were deemed the "root cause" of the problem and left out of the movement. While significant gains have been made in awareness, research and legislation, rates of intimate partner violence remain startlingly high.
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However, American women and girls continue to be victimized at higher rates than men.
- 1-in-5 women will be raped; 1-in-4 on college campuses.
- 3 women die each day at the hands of their partner.
- Countless women are harassed or threatened at work, on the street, in school or in their homes every day.
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Children are silent victims.
- Being exposed to intimate partner violence as witness or victim creates numerous developmental challenges for kids.
- Children who live with intimate partner violence are at the greatest risk for transmitting violence to the next generation.
Working together as women and men we can eradicate intimate partner violence one person at a time.