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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.

(cdc.gov, 2012)

Pychological

"The highly variable symptom complex of physical and psychological injuries exhibited by a woman repeatedly abused especially physically by her mate —called also battered woman's syndrome, battered wife syndrome, battered women's syndrome"

Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) definition from Merriam-Webster's Dictionary

Denial: Refusing to believe there is an issue or problem in their relationship.

Guilt: acknowledging the problem, and believing it's their own fault; Not the abusers.

Enlightenment:

No longing claiming the responsibility for the abuse and deciding that abuse is not deserved.

Responsibility:

commitment to starting a new life and leaving the abuse.

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7 out of 10 psychologically abused women display symptoms of PTSD and/or depression

Women experiencing psychological abuse are significantly more likely to report poor physical and mental health and to have more than 5 physician visits in the last year.

Psychological abuse is a stronger predictor of PTSD than physical abuse among women

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Prevention

Telling you that you can never do anything right

Showing jealousy of your friends and time spent away

Controlling every penny spent in the household

Global Stats

that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.

(between ages of 15-49) 15% of women in Japan and 71% of women in Ethiopia reported physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime

(W.H.O., 2016)

Additional Resources

The Hotline

1.800.799.SAFE(7233)

1.800.787.3224 (TTY)

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