36 Facts about Domestic and Sexual Violence in the United States

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Link to “Facts About Violence”

In the U.S. alone, a woman is battered every 15 seconds. Get the facts to understand the epidemic of abuse and assault – not just in the States – but around the world.

If you are being abused, have been assaulted, or feel your personal safety is at risk in any way, please contact a local advocate agency, a national helpline, or your local authorities. You do not deserve the abuse. Your safety is incredibly important.

Free Helplines/Hotlines from 22 Countries:

UK National Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247

US National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Hawaii hotlines, by island: Hilo: 959-8864    Kauai: 245-6362    Kona: 322-SAFE (7233)    Maui/Lanai: 579-9581
Molokai: 567-6888    Oahu: 841-0822 (Town/Leeward) 526-2200 or 528-0606 (Windward)

Domestic Violence, India: call 1091 for help

Kafa Domestic Violence helpline, Lebanon: 03018019

Domestic Violence Helpline for women, Syria: 9847 (between 4pm – 8pm every day except Friday)

Women’s Helpline, Nepal: 977-1-4492904

Domestic Violence, Singapore: 6555 0390

Malaysia Women’s Aid Organisation’s helpline: 03 7956 3488

Indonesia National Commission for Women:+62213903963

Assaulted Women’s Helpline, (Ontario) Canada: 1-866-863-0511

Battered Women’s Hotline: 972-4-8650977, Israel (also Palestinian women in West Bank)

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission: +93 (0)20 2500676

National Hotline for Domestic Violence victims: 8001245005, Saudi Arabia

Domestic Violence, Samoa: +685-27904

Domestic Violence reporting: 0212 656 9696, Turkey

24 Hour National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line: 1800 737 732, Australia

Lifeline 24-hour helpline, Australia: 1800200526

UK Rape Crisis Hotline: 0808 802 999

The Rape & Abuse Helpline UK: 0808 800 0123 answered by women; 0808 800 0122 answered by men

UK Female Genital Mutilation helpline: 0800 028 3550

US National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE

Stop Women Abuse toll-free helpline, South Africa: 0800 150 150

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter: 604.872.8212

Rape Victim Helpline, Nigeria: 080 727 322 55

US National Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888

UK Human Trafficking Helpline: 0800 783 2589

Report Human Trafficking in the Philippines: call 1343 in Metro Manila, call (02)1343 from anywhere else

UK ChildLine: 0800 1111

US National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-Child

US National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474

Rape Crisis England and Wales: 0808 802 9999

Rape Crisis Network Ireland: 1800 77 88 88

Rape Crisis Scotland: 08088 01 03 02

UK National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

US Crime Victims Hotline: 866-689-HELP (4357)

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