And while 85% of domestic abuse victims are women, the U. Department of Justice's 2000 National Violence Against Women Survey's findings suggest that women's experiences are hardly equal: "Lesbian couples experience less intimate partner violence than do heterosexual couples." And on the flip side, men who endure domestic abuse living with male intimate partners are the victimized male group.Nearly double the percent of cohabitating men reported "being raped, physically assaulted and/or stalked by a male cohabitant" compared to those residing with, or married to, women.Attendees will be positioned to better serve survivors of violence and will gain knowledge on how to incorporate prevention efforts within their program.
But because this is a 'private' issue, a 'family matter,' people don't talk about it." In an effort to topple that taboo, Good pulled together a slew of surprising statistics on the subject — and the data is eye-opening. The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) reports that the FBI "estimates violence will occur during the course of two-thirds of all marriages." Occupation, income level, urban or suburban environment — studies show that none of these factors is an indicator of more or less incidents of domestic abuse.
Then there's the where-to-go problem: The third leading cause of homelessness among families is domestic violence, according to the National Coalition for the Homelessnesss.
"We hear as advocates over and over, 'Why doesn't she just leave? "But when you look at all of the things that are barriers to leaving it becomes clear there are so many reasons.
Not only are the abusers' friends and colleagues the very people victims would turn to for help, but the abuser is also trained to use a gun, which increases the risk of homicide by 500%.
And for the half of women who manage to leave abusive partners, it's no easy feat.
Voted as one of the two “best apps for domestic violence prevention” last year, the Aspire News App is a potentially lifesaving smartphone app that allows victims of abuse to call for help at the touch of a button.