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Domestic Violence Awareness by shadowlight-oak Domestic Violence Awareness by shadowlight-oak
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Domestic violence includes a range of behaviours: it can be physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse. It takes place within an intimate relationship and forms a pattern of bullying and controlling behaviour.

1 in 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime many of these on a number of occasions.

1 in 6 men will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime

One incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute.

On average, 2 women a week are killed by a current or former male partner.

The British Crime Survey revealed that 19% of domestic violence incidents were reported to be male victims, with just under half of these having a female abuser.

Of those women who have been subject to domestic force half (48%) have also been subject to frightening threats and nearly half (41%) to emotional or financial abuse

Every 37.8 seconds, somewhere in America a man is battered.

Every 20.9 seconds, somewhere in America a woman is battered.

Every year, 1,510,455 women and 834,732 men are victims of physical violence by an intimate.

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burog80008 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Hello. This inspired me to do this. Thank you.…
chingrid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional General Artist

Would you be interested in helping us?
It's a campaign to eliminate violence against women - and would be awesome to have your talent supporting the cause with your art.

some info here > [link]

CLAIM THE NIGHT webpage > [link]

Thank you in advance xx
Nathanielpm1 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015
Frankly, they should say things like "eliminate violence against children" or something. At least it's less offensive. And the… site doesnt exist. Sorry about that:(
shadowlight-oak Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I alrwady know of reclaim the night, it is a fantastic campaign :) in fact I am going to a march in London this month. The video thing in your journal sounds amazing :D have you had much of a response regarding it as yet?
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