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Not in Our Name - United Against Domestic Violence



What will you do before we meet again in 2010?

Visit What can I do now? for ideas or contact us to share new ideas.



Fact:
Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.

Fact:
Pregnant and recently pregnant women are more likely to be victims of homicide than to die of any other cause, and evidence exists that a significant proportion of all female homicide victims are killed by their intimate partners.

Fact:
The health-related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking and homicide committed by intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion each year. Of that amount, nearly $4.1 billion are for direct medical and mental health care services, and nearly $1.8 billion are for the indirect costs of lost productivity or wages.

Fact:
Approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.

Fact:
In a national survey of more than 6,000 American families, 50 percent of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.

Fact:
Three in four women (76 percent) who reported they had been raped and/or physically assaulted since age 18 said that a current or former husband, cohabiting partner, or date committed the assault.

Fact:
Eighty percent of women who are stalked by former husbands are physically assaulted by that partner and 30 percent are sexually assaulted by that partner.



Thank you to those who participated and attended the 2009 Not In Our Name Event!




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