Essay about Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault

1231 Words Jul 13th, 2015 5 Pages
Domestic violence and sexual assault has been an issue in most relationships either same-sex or opposite sex and most of the time the victim does not report the case to the police or any other authorities due to fear of retaliation, stigma, cultural beliefs, economic dependency and also privacy of the family. Statistics shows that, “In western countries it is estimated that about 25% of women experience intimate partner violence over their lifetime” (2004, Gracia). According to the department of justice, “domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner” on the other hand, the department also classifies sexual assault as, “Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Sexual activities includes, forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape”. Nevertheless, domestic violence affects all types of people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, socioeconomic background as well as educational level.
This paper will focus on an ad campaign that was put together by an organization “No More” to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. “While the rate of domestic violence incidents in the U.S in the U.S. has dropped significantly in the past two decades, the problem is still widespread: one in four women, and one in…

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