From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, "I survived."— Craig Scott
Lavish Domestic Violence quotations
There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.
We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government.
Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation.
But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.
Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun;
not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.
The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one of the most vicious crimes conceivable, a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.
We all like to think that if we were the victims of domestic abuse we'd up and leave - but it's not always as easy or straightforward as that. Women stay with abusive partners for all kinds of reasons - they love them, they fear them, they have children with them, they believe they can change them or they simply have no where else to go.
Sexual assault and domestic violence are difficult things to talk about. Talk about them anyway.
It's not enough for women to speak out on the issue - for the message to be strong and consistent, women's voices must be backed up by men's.
Often things are as bad as they seem.
Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature.
It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation.
As an advocate to end violence against women, I have come to learn that the shame surrounding domestic violence is a barrier to talking about the issue. # PurplePurse provides victims and those who support the cause with information and resources they need to take the necessary actions to break the vicious cycle with confidence.
Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself- your strengths and your limitations -in contrast to depending on affirmation from others.
We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence
... you don't have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future.
I want to tell people that family violence happens to anybody, no matter how nice your house is, no matter how intelligent you are.
My niece was a sexual-assault victim.
My sister is a survivor of domestic violence. We have more shelters for animals than for battered women. That's not the message we should be sending.
The question, 'Why does she stay?' is code for some people for, 'It's her fault for staying,' as if [domestic violence] victims intentionally choose to fall in love with men intent upon destroying us.
Growing up in a small Alaska town, domestic violence was that dirty little secret nobody talked about. We must start talking about it. For too long, we have been providing protection to the wrong people.
Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.
Women are the victims of war... as widows they've faced the trauma of being single parents and livelihoods of families are affected. A lot of gender-related problems come up in terms of health, education, domestic violence, etc.
Even child abuse specialists do not routinely screen for domestic violence.
This shows how much more education we need to do, even among experts, to understand the known links between violence of the child and the parent.
A recent government survey found that 47 percent of all women report being the victims of either physical, emotional, sexual or economic violence. But 84 percent of those who are victims of domestic violence remain silent.
Young men need to show women the respect they deserve and recognize sexual assault and to do their part to stop it.
As the duties of superintending the national defense and of securing the public peace against foreign or domestic violence involve a provision for casualties and dangers to which no possible limits can be assigned, the power of making that provision ought to know no other bounds than the exigencies of the nation and the resources of the community.
The thing about secrets is they keep you in a prison. Once you share, WHOOSH, there is a release.
Constipation was one of the things she hated most in the world, on par with despicable men who commit domestic violence and narrow-minded religious fundamentalists.
There is no life to be found in violence.
Every act of violence brings us closer to death. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.
It’s never too late to do the right thing.
...when a wife wouldn't testify, little punishment was meted out. Alex came to understand that only those who pressed charges ever became truly free, because the life they were leading was a prison, even if most of them wouldn't admit it.
The more dubious and uncertain an instrument violence has become in international relations, the more it has gained in reputation and appeal in domestic affairs, specifically in the matter of revolution.
They don't like the thought of someone else making demands on the person whom they see as belonging entirely to them.
...those serpents! There's no pleasing them!
If [George] Zimmerman had been arrested for domestic violence, Trayvon Martin might still be alive.
Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women - and that a woman's place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.
There's no excuse for domestic violence.
It sounds like a challenge. I mean, does everything have to be so black-and-white in this kindergarten country of ours? What if you come home from a long day at work and your wife has drowned two of your kids - she's about to dunk the third one. Can you run over and pop her then? Unfortunately no, there's no excuse. You're going to have to let her drown that third one.
Domestic violence and violence against women in general seems to be a big problem everywhere in the world. It seems to me this problem comes from stress, pent up anger, frustration, and all kinds of negativity within human beings.
It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on.
It's shocking that so many children still live in fear as a result of violence in the home, and don't know who to turn to for help and support. As a child survivor of domestic violence I can remember the fear and isolation. I'm delighted to support the Hideout, the new Women's Aid website for children and young people. I know it could have made a real difference to me and will provide great comfort and support to thousands of children.
One main problem with raising awareness of LGBT abuse is the denial.
The term "domestic violence" is perceived as something akin to alcoholism, ("I don't sit on a park bench drinking") and people do not see that they are perpetrating or are a victim of DV because they have a set idea about what it is.
Domestic violence does not only happen to adults.
Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and sexually abused by a dating partner.
Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.
Success will come when the societal attitude changes and not a single woman in America asks herself the question 'What did I do?'.
I wanted to take part in this campaign because it's so easy to forget the many women who live their lives in fear because of domestic violence. Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners.
Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners.