Creating A Safer Community
- April 22, 2008
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Across the U.S. , up to 3 million girls and women will be physically abused this year.
Around the world, at least 1 in 3 women will either be physically or sexually abused during her lifetime.
Today, another woman will die. *
The most depressing statistic, which represents the harsh reality of domestic violence, is that 30% of Americans know a woman who reflects the statistics stated above. And sadly, this number is probably higher for the South Asian community.
As strong members of our community, it is our responsibility to work towards eliminating these statistics. Think about the small steps you can take to educate the community and work towards preventing violence. Whether it be asking a question about the issue or volunteering, there are many things you can do to foster a safe environment.
What are some suggestions you have for different ways individuals can create a safer environment and work towards putting an end to domestic violence?
*Source: Women’s E News (www.womenenews.org)