The staggering statistic of domestic abuse….2 out of 5 women will suffer domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse is the leading cause of injury to women aged 15-44. More than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
- 2 in 5 women will become victims of domestic violence in their lifetime
- 1 in 3 teenage girls will be physically assaulted by a boyfriend
- Domestic violence is the leading predictor of child abuse
- 50% of girls growing up in an abusive home will go on to be victims of abuse themselves
Legal Services & Resources
Women’s Law Project Domestic Violence Resources: Safeguarding Rights, Creating Opportunities
The Mission of the Women’s Law Project is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.
Womanslaw.org: provide tips for keeping yourself and your family members safe in various situations and stages of abuse.
WomensLaw.org was founded in February 2000 by Elizabeth Martin with the help of a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers interested in seeing the power of the Internet help survivors of domestic violence. In 2001, the WomensLaw.org website was launched to provide state-specific legal information and resources for survivors of domestic violence.