Domestic Abuse is a subject that is largely ignored by mainstream media, given that three women are murdered every day in the US by their current and former partners, according to the Domestic Abuse Shelter.Some statistics show that as many as 4,000 women per year die from domestic violence around the world.
In a statement on last year’s National Domestic Violence Awareness month, former US President Barack Obama said it is everyone’s responsibility to speak out against domestic violence, and to not forget all the women
who may receive abuse – including older women, women with disabilities, LGBT members and native and indigenous women.
“Our nation’s character is tested whenever this injustice is tolerated,” he said. in a country where one in four women and one in seven men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, there remains much work to be done.
In the US: Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
In Canada: Visit ShelterSafe to find the helpline of a women’s shelter near you.
UK: Call Women’s Aid UK at 0808 2000 247. Worldwide: visit International Directory of
Domestic Violence Agencies for a global list of helplines and crisis centers.
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