Today is International Day For The Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Please do what you can to help end domestic violence. Please pray for the safety of the victims. Please pray for the hearts of the abusers. Violence is not love!
Violence against women must be stopped! We must educate our victims, the abusers, as well as our communities. There are many forms of domestic violence. Physical abuse, mental abuse, verbal abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse. Know the signs and end the violence. Abuse is never okay!
Every 9 seconds a woman in the US is beaten or assaulted.
1 in 9 women around the world is in an abusive relationship.
If you are in an abusive relationship it may seem hopeless but it is not. I am living proof that you can end an abusive relationship and move on. Call family or friends for help. Find a local domestic violence organization to help you. Call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-safe (7233). To anything and everything you can to leave. You will be okay. There is hope!
If you know of someone who is being abused offer them a way out. Silence hides violence. #StopTheViolence #survivor