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SASA'S LATEST NEWS

DOMESTIC & SEXUAL VIOLENCE

BY THE NUMBERS

1 IN 6 WOMEN SURVIVE ATTEMPTED OR COMPLETED SEXUAL ASSAULT
85 %

of domestic violence victims are women.

1 IN 4 WOMEN IN THE U.S. ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

10 million+ Americans are victims of physical violence annually.

 

85% of domestic violence victims are women.

 

On average, more than 3 women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day in the U.S.

 

50% of men who frequently assault their wives also frequently abuse their children.

 

Every 2 minutes in the U.S. a person is a victim of sexual violence.  That's 1,440 people per day.

 

20 people are victims of physical violence every minute in the U.S.

 

1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men is a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.

 

Intimate partner physical abuse is not bound by age, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or nationality; it exists in all communities.

 

Contrary to popular belief, physical abuse is not simply a maladjusted person’s occasional expression of frustration or anger, nor is it typically an isolated incident. Physical abuse is a tool of control and oppression and is a choice made by one person in a relationship to control another.

 

Information from  ncadv.org

69 %

of victims KNOW their attacker.

80 %

of SEXUAL violence victims are UNDER THE AGE OF 30.

44 %

OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIMS ARE CHILDREN.

76 %

of intimate partner physical violence victims are female.

24 %

of intimate partner physical violence victims are male.

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1 in 7 women

and

1 in 18 men are severely injured by intimate partners in their lifetimes.

How to BECOME

an ENGAGED Bystander

 

BE an Intervener

Stop potential incidents before they happen, educate yourself and others, talk to and support your friends so they will also intervene.

 

The best way bystanders can assist in creating an empowering climate free of interpersonal violence is to diffuse the problem behaviors before they escalate.

 

Here are some ways you can stand up and speak out as an active bystander.

  • Recognize that if someone doesn’t or can’t consent to sex, it’s sexual assault
  • Confront friends who make excuses for other people's abusive behavior
  • Speak up against racist, sexist, and homophobic jokes, music, remarks, etc
  • Confront abusive behavior by not remaining silent
  • Realize we have a role to play in stopping sexual assault
  • Get someone home safely if he or she needs help
  • Hold your friends accountable
  • Tell your friends if what they are doing is wrong
  • Never blame the victim
  • Keep an eye on someone in a vulnerable situation
  • Not look the other way
  • Do something to get in the way of a sexual assault
  • Step up and say something
  • Let your friend’s know what is and is not acceptable
  • Help a victim report a sexual assault if he or she wants to report it
  • Call non-consensual sex what it is—Rape
  • Act when you think someone is in trouble
  • Make violence unacceptable

 

Information from Samuel Merritt University

Be an engaged

bystander

Confused about consent?

Think of it like a cup of tea. Check out this video by Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios that explains consent.

Copyright ©2015 Emmeline May and Blue Seat Studios

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