This video left me in tears (http://blog.petflow.com/this-disgusts-me-would-you-stop-to-help-this-woman/)! As a survivor of domestic violence, I am saddened by the lack of response from the individuals in this video! This is one of the reasons why #SUNYSA is implementing a Task Force on Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence this year. There needs to be more education and awareness brought to these subjects to protect all victims.
Please help us raise awareness on these very important issues! Just remember it could be your family member who has already been or could become a victim…or it could be you.
One thing to remember is that not all sexual assault/domestic violence is man on woman! According to The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
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*On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
*Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning.
*Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of intimate partner violence (IPV) that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
*1 in 4 women (24.3%) and 1 in 7 men (13.8%) aged 18 and older in the United States have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
*IPV alone affects more than 12 million people each year.
*More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
*Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (48.4% and 48.8%, respectively).
*Females ages 18 to 24 and 25 to 34 generally experienced the highest rates of IPV.
*From 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of IPV were female.
*Most female victims of IPV were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).
The National Sexual Assault Hotline – 1.800.656.HOPE or online at https://ohl.rainn.org/online/.