To end domestic violence and sexual assault, we all need to be part of the solution. Educating yourself and others, helping a friend who is being abused, speaking up about abuse, and acting as an engaged bystander are all examples of things we can do to help.
KNOW THE FACTS & START A CONVERSATION
Talking about these issues openly will help end the shame and stigma that domestic violence and sexual assault survivors are burdened with. The next time you’re in a room with 6 people, think about this:
~1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes.
~1 in 3 teens experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend in one year.
~1 in 5 women are survivors of rape.
~1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lives.
~1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18.
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Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault