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What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over the other partner. Domestic violence could occur between family members or household members involving physical harm or sexual assault. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone regardless of gender or size. Some of the signs of domestic violence are feeling afraid of your partner, your partner yell or humiliate you, criticize you and put you down, have a bad and unpredictable temper, hurt you or threaten to hurt or kill your children or take them away, threaten to kill themselves if the woman leave them, force the woman or other partner to have sex with them and …show more content…
Annually 3.3-10 million children witness some form of domestic violence. In the United States 503,485 women are stalked by their partner, 78% of staling victims are women and 80% of women are stalked by their former husbands are physically assaulted by their partner and 30% are sexually assaulted by the same partner. 21% of female victims and 10% of male victims of non-fatal partner violence contact an outside agency. 85% of victims of domestic violence are women and females between the ages 20-24 years old are the greatest risk of domestic violence. The reason why I am addressing this issue is because there are so many women that are being abused and they are afraid to speak out or talk help or save at least one woman’s life. I could be the voice for her when she is afraid to speak and she is afraid that her attacker will retaliate against her. Yearly domestic violence causes millions of women their lives. Domestic violence is one of the major for emergency room visits by women and more than half of all injuries presented by women are the results of a partner’s aggression.

The goals of the National Domestic Violence Organization is to provide a strong unified state-wide voice for battered women and their children, domestic violence programs victim workers and task

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