a version posted: 11/4/2016 (this version edited 3/18/18):
19.3 million women and 5.1 million men have been stalked in their lifetime...
1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men are raped in their lifetime... - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence/ National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Approximately 85 percent of domestic violence victims are women... 15 percent are men...
Approximately 32,000 women will be "impregnated against their will" by rape yearly...
In 31 states: "rapists can sue for custody and visitation" rights...
A woman's chance of being raped in a U.S. college is 1 in 4...
A Native American woman's chance of being raped is 1 in 3...
3 women are killed in the U.S. by intimate male (ex-) partners a day...
- Huffington Post
"One in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 experience sexual abuse or assault at the hands of an adult."
"From 2009-2013, Child Protective Services agencies substantiated, or found strong evidence to indicate that, 63,000 children a year were victims of sexual abuse."
- RAINN/Abuse and Incest National Network
Please give to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence/ One Broadway, Suite 210/ Denver, Colorado, 80203/ 303-839-1852
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