Domestic violence affects the entire family


Domestic violence encompasses all acts of violence against women and children within the context of family or intimate relationships. It is an issue of increasing concern because it has a negative effect on all family members, especially children.

Domestic violence is not limited to any socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, racial or age group. It is the leading cause of injury to women and children in the United States, where they are more likely to be assaulted, injured, raped or killed by a male partner than by any other type of assailant. Statistics show that 29 percent of all violence agai...

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