31 Facts for 31 Days

for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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1.    1987 was the first year of honoring victims, survivors and their families by celebrating Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.php)

2.    1 in 4 women and 1 in 12 men is a victim of domestic violence.  It touches each and every one of us, but it’s preventable. (http://nnedv.org/voice/)

3.    Domestic violence does not only occur in heterosexual couples. Gay and bisexual men experience abuse in intimate partner relationships at a rate of 2 in 5, which is comparable to the amount of domestic violence experienced by heterosexual women. (http://www.uncfsp.org/projects/userfiles/File/DCE-STOP_NOW/NCADV_LGBT_Fact_Sheet.pdf)

4.    On Friday, October 18th, plan to wear purple in celebration of Domestic Violence awareness month and ‘Wear Purple Day!

5.    Many women and their children enter a domestic violence shelter with minimal possessions. Contact your local program today to find out how to donate clothes, toiletries, and other needed items: http://www.azcadv.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Shelter-and-Services-Resource-List.pdf

6.    In one day in Arizona 2012, 152 requests for domestic violence services, 142 of those for safe housing requests, went unmet due to lack of resources.  (http://www.nnedv.org/resources/census/3418-2012-report.html)

7.    Native American women experience highest rates for intimate partner violence. (http://womenofcolornetwork.org/docs/factsheets/fs_domestic-violence.pdf)

8. Support from individuals is crucial for programs to keep their doors open. Call your local shelter or AzCADV and offer to volunteer your time!

9.    For more general information about domestic violence, including potential warning signs for emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s information page: http://www.thehotline.org/get-educated/what-is-domestic-violence/

10. Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month: www.nrcdv.org/dvam Get free materials, find events, spread the word, and use their artwork.

11. Reminder: Next Friday, October 18th is ‘Wear Purple Day’ in celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

12. Arizona has many local shelters and domestic violence programs that provide safety, counseling, legal help, and other resources for victims and their children.  Visit: http://www.azcadv.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Shelter-and-Services-Resource-List.pdf/ for a list of shelters and DV programs.

13. Women who have experienced domestic violence are 80% more likely to have a stroke.  This is a health issue!  (http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/content/action_center/detail/754))

14. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) health effects specific to African American women included higher rates of hypertension and higher rates of emergency department use for IPV injuries in abused African American women compared to Euro-Americans. (http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/content/action_center/detail/754))

15. Almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner. (http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fvv.pdf)

16. In 2012, there were at least 139 domestic violence related fatalities in Arizona. Visit http://www.azcadv.org/what-we-do/fatality-review/ to view the 2012 AZCADV Fatality Report.

17. Don’t forget tomorrow is ‘Wear Purple Day’ in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

18. Honor Domestic Violence victims, survivors and their families by wearing Purple today!  Don’t forget to tag the AZCADV and use the official hashtag: #AZWearPurpleDay

19. Violence limits women’s ability to manage their reproductive health and exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases. Abuse during pregnancy can have lasting harmful effects for a woman, the developing fetus and newborns. Get the facts on reproductive health and violence against women: http://www.knowmoresaymore.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/factsheet.pdf

20. The cost of intimate partner violence annually exceeds $5.8 billion, including $4.1 billion in direct health care expenses. (http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/ipvbook-a.pdf)

21. Women age 20-24 are at greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence and highest rates of rape and sexual assault. (http://ncadv.org)   

22. Each year women experience 4.8 million intimate partner related physical assaults and rapes.
(https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/181867.pdf)

23. Men experience 2.9 million intimate partner related physical attacks each year.  (https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/181867.pdf)

24. Many women involved with controlling partners need and use the help of an outsider to leave the relationship. Yet most of these outsiders never know how much they help, here are things you can say & do to help a domestic violence victim: http://www.azcadv.org/helping-a-domestic-violence-victim/

25. Over 75% of domestic abuse offenders used workplace resources at least once to express remorse or anger, check up on, pressure, or threaten the victim  (http://www.azcadv.org/helping-a-domestic-violence-victim/)

26. A 2005 study found that women experiencing physical intimate partner violence victimization reported an average of 7.2 days of work-related lost productivity and 33.9 days in productivity losses associated with household chores, child care, school, volunteer activities, and social/recreational activities. Visit this website: http://www.workplacesrespond.org/ for more information on how to address domestic violence in the workplace.

27. In 2012, the National Domestic Violence Hotline documented 4,349 calls from Arizona, 44% of those calls asking for safe housing requests and 42% of those calls from the city of Phoenix.  (NDVH National Report http://www.thehotline.org/ )

28. Between 4.8 % and 14.5% of women 18+ report ever being stalked by an intimate partner.  In contrast, 0.6% of men 18+ report ever being stalked by an intimate partner.  (http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/nisvs_report2010-a.pdf)

29. In 1972, the first domestic violence shelter was opened. In 2012, 35,323 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs. In addition to a safe place to lay their heads at night, shelter residents were provided with a variety of services including advocacy and job training. (http://www.nnedv.org/resources/census/3418-2012-report.html)

30. Economic abuse is a commonly used tactic to gain power and control over an intimate partner. Like other types of abuse, it typically begins subtly and progresses over time. To read more about types of abuse visit: http://www.azcadv.org/types-of-abuse/

31. Let’s continue to bring domestic violence awareness throughout the year. Become involved by visiting: http://www.azcadv.org/get-involved/

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1.   
1987 was the 1st year honoring victims, survivors & their families by celebrating Domestic Violence Awareness Month. http://tinyurl.com/ydl3c8m

 2.    1 in 4 women & 1 in 12 men is a victim of domestic violence; it touches each and every one of us, but is preventable. http://nnedv.org/voice/

3.    DV does not only occur in heterosexual couples. 2 in 5 gay & bisexual men experience abuse in partner relationships. http://tinyurl.com/c77g2hw

4.    On Friday, October 18th, plan to wear purple in celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and ‘Wear Purple Day!’ #AZWearPurpleDay

5.    Many women & children enter a DV shelter with minimal possessions. Contact your local program today to donate http://tinyurl.com/lx4llrq

6.    One day in Arizona in 2012, 152 requests for domestic violence services went unmet due to lack of resources. http://tinyurl.com/nxs2xjg #DVAM

7.    Native American women experience highest rates for intimate partner violence. http://tinyurl.com/n34og2g #DVAM

8.    Support from individuals is crucial for programs to keep their doors open; volunteer your time at your local shelter! http://tinyurl.com/lx4llrq

9.    For info about domestic violence, including warning signs for emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, visit @NDVH: http://tinyurl.com/3t2pq4x

10. Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month: www.nrcdv.org/dvam or @PaintPhxPurple get free materials, find events & spread the word!

11. Reminder: Next Friday, October 18th is ‘Wear Purple Day’ in celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! #AZWearPurpleDay

12. AZ DV shelters & programs provide safety planning, counseling, legal help & resources for victims & their children. http://tinyurl.com/lx4llrq

13. Women who have experienced domestic violence are 80% more likely to have a stroke.  This is a health issue! via:http://tinyurl.com/5u2zyuh #DVAM

14. One in five tweens age 11-14 say their friends are victims of dating violence. http://tinyurl.com/5u2zyuh #DVAM

15. Almost 1/3 of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner. http://tinyurl.com/oagc2zm

16. In 2012, at least 139 domestic violence related fatalities occurred in AZ. Visit http://tinyurl.com/pyljt8h to view the @AzCADV Fatality Report.

17. Don’t forget tomorrow is #AZWearPurpleDay in for Domestic Violence Awareness Month honoring victims, survivors & their families!

18. Honor domestic violence victims, survivors & their families today by wearing purple!  Share photos & use #AZWearPurpleDay or #PaintPhxPurple

19. Violence limits women’s ability to manage their reproductive health & exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases. http://tinyurl.com/yev499t

20. Cost of intimate partner violence annually exceeds $5.8 billion, with $4.1 billion in direct health care expenses. http://tinyurl.com/q3rqv7x

21. Women age 20-24 are at greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence & highest rates of rape & sexual assault. http://ncadv.org

22. Each year women experience 4.8 million intimate partner related physical assaults and rapes. via: http://tinyurl.com/oj7nxql #DVAM

23. Men experience 2.9 million intimate partner related physical attacks each year.  http://tinyurl.com/oj7nxql #DVAM

24. Many women involved w/controlling partners need & use the help of an outsider to leave the relationship. How to help: http://tinyurl.com/p28t5a9

25. 78% of DV offenders used workplace resources to express remorse, anger, check up on, pressure or threaten the victim http://tinyurl.com/pctaolv

26. A 2005 study found women experiencing physical IPV reported an average 7.2 days of work-related lost productivity via:http://tinyurl.com/8xkd6d5

27. In 2012, the @NDVH documented 4,349 calls from AZ, 44% of those calls asking for safe housing requests & 42% of those calls from Phoenix.

28. An estimated 10.7% of women & 2.1% of men have been  stalked by an intimate partner during their lifetime. via:http://tinyurl.com/kreqmb8 #DVAM

29.    In 2012, 35,323 DV victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local DV programs. http://tinyurl.com/nxs2xjg

30.    Economic abuse is a commonly used tactic to gain power & control over an intimate partner. Read about types of abuse: http://tinyurl.com/pr23r6u

31.    Let’s continue to bring domestic violence awareness throughout the year. Become involved by visiting: http://www.azcadv.org/get-involved/ #DVAM