Domestic violence is, in many ways, a quiet epidemic.
Though in plain sight, victims are often invisible, fearfully denying their situation and hiding behind the facade of a happy home. Every nine seconds, a woman in America is assaulted or beaten, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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It often occurs alongside other forms of abusive behavior.
The majority of women who were physically assaulted by an intimate partner had been sexually assaulted by that same partner.
No matter what term is used or how the relationship is defined, it is never okay to engage in sexual activity without someone’s consent.
Sexual assault in a relationship rarely exists in a vacuum.
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) reports that the FBI "estimates violence will occur during the course of two-thirds of all marriages." Occupation, income level, urban or suburban environment — studies show that none of these factors is an indicator of more or less incidents of domestic abuse.A mind-boggling one in three women (and one in four men) has been a victim of physical brutality by an intimate partner, the group also reports.That makes intimate partner violence "the single greatest cause of injury to women," per the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. has slightly decreased during the last 10 years, there are "millions of women and children that we know are living in violent homes every day," Sanchez notes.Attached is a copy of Executive Order 1096 Revised October 5, 2016, which supersedes Executive Order 1096 Revised June 23, 2015. This policy and procedure applies systemwide, in conjunction with Executive Order 1095 Revised June 23, 2015 (and any superseding related executive orders). The Horrific Reality- Good Housekeeping.com" data-pin-url=" data-pin-media=" data-img320=" data-img320-w = "480" data-img320-h = "240" data-cut=320 data-zoom=" src="//ghk.h-cdn.co/assets/goodhousekeeping/20170524173116/images/blank.png" data-src=" alt="domestic violence statistics 9 seconds" data-img480=" data-img480-w = "640" data-img480-h = "320" data-img640=" data-img640-w = "768" data-img640-h = "384" data-img768=" data-img768-w = "980" data-img768-h = "490" data-img980=" data-img980-w = "768" data-img980-h = "384" data-img1024=" data-img1024-w = "980" data-img1024-h = "490" nopin="nopin" /"Domestic violence is an epidemic, no matter what statistic you look at, yet as a society we often close our eyes to it," Amy Sanchez, director of Break The Cycle, an organization on the NO MORE steering committee, tells Good "If we had a health issue that we knew was affecting millions of people, we'd work together to figure it out, like with what's been done to address smoking and heart disease.