Intimate Partner Violence According to CDC, approximately 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Moreover, more than 43 million women and 38 million men experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Approximately 41% of female IPV survivors and 14% of male IPV survivors experience some form of physical injury related to IPV. It is important to acknowledge that IPV can extend beyond physical injury and result in death. Data from U.S. crime reports suggest that 16% (about 1 in 6) of homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner. IPV has been associated with many negative physical and mental health outcomes and health risk behaviors among women of all backgrounds. (Source : SAMHSA 2020)
'social misjudgments must end'
Dana Grace Butler
Passed away on July 15th, 2020. Her dream was that no woman, should ever have to endure as she found herself having to endure. Hers is a story of endless mistreatment by those who discovered her past of CSA, and those who mocked her suffering using her children as leverage. From intimate relationships to law enforcement to legal courts and grant supported programs, her story proves the system is failing- not the victims.