Most know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but did you also know it is Domestic Violence Awareness month? Domestic violence is often over looked, but it’s a real thing and we need to bring awareness to it, because it can be prevented.
Did you know 1 in every 4 women will experience some sort of domestic violence in her lifetime? Domestic violence is not just physical it is mental as well. No one male or female deserve to be used as a punching post, or do be belittled or talked down to by anyone!
If you know anyone who is a victim of domestic violence you need to contact the proper authorities, most incidences go unreported. With there already being 1.3 million women each year being physically abused by intimate partner it’s way past time we do something more about it.
I don’t know how many times a day I hear on the police scanner about a domestic in progress. Often times this can lead to the victims death. One-third of female homicides that are reported to police are killed by their partner. This number is way to high, and unless something is done soon, the number will only continue to rise.
We need stricter laws to get these abusers off the streets, more than 5.8 billion dollars is spent each year due to intimate domestic violence.
These numbers are way to high folks, it’s time we as America come together and do something about it, we need the victims to know they’re doing nothing wrong, and they need to let someone know the abuse is going on. Often times the victim will product her abuser. No more protecting these abusers!
If you are being abused of know someone who is please contact THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE at 1-800-799-7233
Verizon is hosting a photo contest to share the message of hope. Hope is powerful and maybe it will let those being abused see people do care. Please show your support and show that you care by submitting a photo taken with your Verizon Wireless Smartphone or Tablet symbolizing hope.
With each submission, Verizon will donate $1 to HopeLine. For more information and to submit your own photo please visit this link.
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