These are facts posted by the U.S. government:
1) In 2007, there were an estimated 2,340 domestic violence fatalities, including 1,640 females and 700 males.
2) Children were living in the home in 38 percent of the domestic violence incidents against women and 21 percent of the incidents against men.
3) Domestic violence-related medical and mental health services and lost productivity cost more than $8.3 billion in 2003.
Thank you Barack Obama for pursuing justice for us: “I call on all Americans to speak out against domestic violence and support local efforts to assist victims of these crimes in finding the help and healing they need”.
–President Barack Obama
2011 Domestic Violence Awareness
Keep fighting…we will win justice for all…stay united…we will conquer this monster!
The Office on Violence Against Women (provides national leadership in developing the nation’s capacity to reduce violence against women through the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)) needs our help. Spread the word and support this leadership by becoming or remaining proactive and a voice for those not ready to speak yet…they need us!