On the face of it, Domestic Violence “awareness” is at an all-time high: numerous high-profile cases have kept the issue at the forefront of people’s minds. 2016 has seen Domestic Violence allegations brought against Johnny Manziel, Jose Reyes, and—just this week—Darren Collison, and have fueled speculative news cycles and collective internet outrage alike.
The successful TV drama “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” reminded older generations of the sins of the past, and opened the eyes of many younger viewers to the systemic struggle with Domestic Violence that has been raging, silently, for too long.
If ‘Awareness’ is our goal this month, you might as well go home; the toll of Domestic Violence is known, and cannot be denied.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men are victims of Domestic Violence.
On average, 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day.
74% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner.
Nearly ¾ of people know someone who has been the victim of Domestic Violence.