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  You are not alone. Every 15 seconds a woman is battered in the United States by her husband, boyfriend or live-in partner. Every day four women die as a result of domestic violence. By the time you are finished reading this page two women would have been battered. By the end of your workday one woman will die as a result of domestic violence.

Our hope is that the Women of Freedom Foundation can save that woman by increasing domestic violence awareness through our network of support, activism, volunteers and education. Are you aware?
  • Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and controlling behavior that occurs within an adult intimate relationship.
  • Nearly 1/3 of American women (31%) report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.
  • Most victims of domestic violence are concerned for the safety of their children.
  • Children suffer the emotional consequences of witnessing the abuse.
  • Abusers do not take responsibility for their actions.
  • Abusers are often very jealous and controlling partners.
  • Most victims of domestic violence develop coping skills to live with the violence.
Moreover, the Cycle of Violence will continue until you reach out for help.

“My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior you save me from violence.”
 
         
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