Jan 24, 2013

Statistics on Domestic Violence

Last night I attended a training session to begin volunteering with the YWCA domestic violence program.  They told us some statistics that were pretty eye-opening for me and I would like to share them with you:

A woman is beaten every 15 seconds in the U.S.

1 out of every 4 women in the U.S. will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.  There were 3 survivors in the training session, including me.

Females aged 20-24 are at the greatest risk of non-fatal intimate partner violence.

85% of women murdered in TN are killed by men.  That makes TN 3rd in the country; a statistic we most definitely should not be proud of.  However, these murders are usually not reported as domestic-violence related.  In fact, the media often adds a "romantic" element to these types of stories, calling them love triangles or crimes of passion.

I am really excited that I have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women affected by this terrible epidemic.  If you were touched by these statistics, I encourage you to consider donating your time and/or money to further the mission of the YWCA to empower the women of Davidson County and beyond.  Visit their website at www.ywcanashville.com.
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4 comments:

  1. Congrats to you for using your story as a way to help others!

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  2. Charlotte that is so awesome! You are an inspiration! (:

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  3. It is so wonderful that survivors such as yourself are sharing your stories, and trying to help others break the cycle. Thank you for helping our communities.

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  4. Thanks ladies! I truly believe that I had those experiences for a reason...not just as a lesson for me in what an unhealthy relationship looks like so I can know to avoid another one in the future, but also so I can help others in the same situation and make a difference in their lives.

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