The victim and abuser are part of a community, part of families, part of a congregation or mosque.
The domestic violence is often a not-so-well-kept secret, but one we as bystanders don’t want to talk about.
It's estimated that 1 in every 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience some form of domestic violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Even though an estimated 12 million people are victims of domestic violence each year, most cases go unreported to law enforcement.
Additionally, during the 12 months before the survey, 1 in 10 teens reported they had been kissed, touched, or physically forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to at least once by someone they were dating.While 85% of domestic violence victims are women, it's important for all people to know how to help someone in an abusive relationship or situation find help.Domestic Violence Awareness is represented by the color purple. On my flight last week, the airline was selling pink lemonade and martinis as well as collecting donations--all to go to breast cancer research. So why aren’t the airlines selling grape soda and football players wearing purple in support of ending domestic violence? They have done a superb job of getting corporate sponsorship and involvement as well as extensive media coverage. No one quotes sacred texts to justify breast cancer. I’m sure you knew that because you can’t help but see the pink all around. I am amazed and delighted at the success of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.