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Domestic Violence Unmasked: Domestic violence is...

"Domestic violence is not a women's issue it affects all of us, it affects children & the entire family."

Domestic violence is a leading cause of injury to American women between the ages of 15 and 44 and is estimated to be responsible for 20 to 25 percent of hospital emergency room visits by women.

-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and The National Institute of Justice

Domestic Violence Unmasked: Domestic violence is...

"Violencia domestica es un asunto de derechos de humanos, no solo de mujeres."

"Domestic violence is a human rights issue, not just a women's issue."

Domestic Violence Unmasked: Domestic violence is...

"Domestic violence violates psychologically, then physically, and can leave symptoms [of impact] forever! Learn to love, teach love!"

Domestic Violence Unmasked: Myth

Myth: People who stay in violent relationships have no one to blame but themselves. Some people desrve to be abused; they are responsible for the violence because they know how to provoke it.

Fact: No one deserves to be abused. Period. The only person responsible for the abuse is the abuser.

Domestic Violence Unmasked: Myth

Myth: Domestic violence is usually a one time, isolated occurrence due to anger or stress.

Fact: Battering is a pattern of control that includes the repeated use of a number of tactics including threats, intimidation, isolation, economic and financial control, psychological and sexual abuse.