Domestic Violence (DV) activist and educator Kit Gruelle shares a deeply disturbing fact – the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Domestic violence crimes account for 40% of all calls to police and only half of the domestic violence incidences are reported. Across America, at least four women, on average, are murdered by abusive partners every day.
Acts of domestic violence go largely unreported because the victims are afraid of violent retaliation from their partners. Victims of domestic violence should be heard without fear for their or their loved one’s lives.
NC NOW (National Organization for Women), SAFE Transylvania, and Progress NC have come together to bring community awareness to this very real problem.
Join us for a 90 minute town hall where area experts and victims will discuss the challenges of domestic violence and sexual violence for victims in rural areas and ways to increase support and protection of these victims.
Date: Monday, 2/18/19
Place: Brevard College, in Scott Commons
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2035344690098229/
You may be shocked to learn of challenges that victims face, and how there are bigger challenges in rural areas.
Upcoming forums in March to focus on problems with sexual assault, convictions in North Carolina at https://carolinapublicpress.org/28521/forums-to-focus-on-problems-with-sexual-assault-convictions-in-north-carolina/ 2/12/19.
Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. In more detail, it can be described as “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional/psychological abuse.”