Its all about the changes we can make. Already 13000 signatures have been signed on Change.org for the changes we need to make for Domestic Violence. Help us to reach our goal of 15,000 signature to reach the summit. Let's make our voices heard at the HILL in Washington DC.
We never really know how Domestic Violence will affect the lives of an individual until it affects your sister, your mother, your daughter, your aunt, your brother, and intimate, a close relative, a friend, a neighbor, someone from school or a coworker. What do we say? How do we act? What can you do to Help? Should I mind my business or help them? Is this a family matter or should I just let the police take care of it? Should I really get involved?
These are many of the questions that go through the minds of the day to day citizens. And each and every day we still deal with Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence and Violence towards children.
We want to affect change by having our victims protected immediately especially after their intimate partner has been sent off to jail. We need victims protection programs and a larger advocacy program that helps families move. We need to place assailants on an ankle bracelet system after they make bond so that they will not come to commit the same crime after they have been released with bond after 24, 48 or 72 hours. Many of your Intimate Partner homicides happen at the negligence of our judicial system, They release these assailants and not knowing they intent on committing the same crime or a murder. With the ankle bracelet and GPS unit system on the victim's phone, we will give victims time to leave their property and time for the police to catch the offender. THIS IS NECESSARY!!!
As it stands today the statistics towards Domestic Violence.org states:
"Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually. Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
Nearly 1 in 4 adult women and approximately 1 in 7 adult men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. 16% of women and 7% of men have experienced contact sexual violence from an intimate partner (this includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, and/or unwanted sexual contact). 10% of women and 2% of men report having been stalked by an intimate partner."