– Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
– Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
– Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
– Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
– Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
– Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
– Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern.
– Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.
– Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.
– Men who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents.