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
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
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.
Poverty is the worst form of violence.
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.
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.
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.
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.
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.
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Often things are as bad as they seem.
Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself- your strengths and your limitations -in contrast to depending on affirmation from others.
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.
Sexual assault and domestic violence are difficult things to talk about. Talk about them anyway.
I want to tell people that family violence happens to anybody, no matter how nice your house is, no matter how intelligent you are.
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.
It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that theyre going on.
Domestic violence can be so easy for people to ignore, as it often happens without any witnesses and it is sometimes easier not to get involved. Yet, by publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes towards violence in the home and show that domestic violence is a crime and not merely unacceptable.
Many survivors insist they're not courageous: 'If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.' 'If I were courageous, I wouldn't be scared'...Most of us have it mixed up. You don't start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.
This is not love. It is a crime... You can't look the other way just because you have not experienced domestic violence with your own flesh.
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.
Nowhere in the world is a woman safe from violence.
The strengthening of global commitment to counteract this plague is a movement whose time has come.
One of the most basic things we can do is let the men in our lives know it's not okay to mistreat a woman.
It's incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser, because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is: kill her.
Abuse is the weapon of the vulgar.
Family violence is an entrenched epidemic that we've lived with since time began, so we've got a long way to go. But I do believe the tide is turned. It's no longer a subject that only occurs behind closed doors
You have the right to your own ideas and opinions, to make your own decisions, and to have things go your way at times. Stand up for those rights.