Women Are Dreamers Too
Standing Up Against DV

"More than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, a report by the World Health Organization and other groups says. It says 38% of all women murdered were killed by their partners, and such violence is a major contributor to depression and other health problems." - Courtesy BBC 06/20/2013

"TV chef Nigella Lawson's husband cautioned by police for assault"- June 18, 2013|Belinda Goldsmith | Reuters

"Rapper 50 Cent has been charged with domestic violence and vandalism in Los Angeles after an alleged altercation with the mother of his child.." July 3, 2013| Reuters

"Two days before Christmas My door was kicked in , I was assaulted by an x boyfriend. I am a single mother of four beautiful children.. He stabbed my eye as I struggled to get my son out..." April 23, 2013 | Wadt Speaks out against dv

Victims of intimate partner violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work because of the violence perpetrated against them by current or former husbands, boyfriends and dates. This loss is the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and almost 5.6 million days of household productivity as a result of violence.- Source NCADV

 

 

Why It Matters: to Stand up against DV

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime

Helping a victim of DV - Why it Matters

 

Why it matters to help

  • an abused woman receives counseling with her child, she enrolls in a 12-week tuition free business training, the child after-school math and science tutoring
  • She becomes a successful entrepreneur, the child gains acceptance into area college
  • The mother (dv survivor)frees societal services, able to buy goods and services, the child is busy with school, not loitering the neighborhood
  • Area businesses gain market share (a multiplier effect upwards generated), tax revenue from business ownership to build more schools, more public services
  • Crime reduced, children are in college/trade school
  • the dv survivor becomes a home owner, becomes a contributing citizen, productive
  • child graduates college is productive another multiplier effect ....




 
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