One in three women will experience some level of violence in their lives - half of them from intimate partners. Three in ten women murdered in the U.S. are murdered by their husbands, ex-husbands or boyfriends.
A survey of 6,000 American families found that half of the men who assault their wives, also abuse their children.
Each year an estimated 3,300,000 children are exposed to violence against their mothers or female caretakers by family members. Studies show that child abuse occurs in 30 to 60 percent of family violence cases that involve families with children.
Experience, Equip, Engage
- Organize a 1-day Seminar on Domestic Violence
- Download "Breaking the Silence: A Resource to Equip United Methodists to Speak Up and Speak Out about Domestic Violence"
- Download our Domestic Violence Study Series