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Dear Friends: We’re Still Here

By Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of The Hotline

What a week and year we have had. Today, I am reminded that the fate of victims and survivors of relationship abuse does not depend on one person or one election. Real change happens when we have the courage to reach out to one another. When we have the courage to say, “I need help,” to someone else. When we realize that we can only go so far alone, but together we can go even further.

Domestic violence knows no party lines. It does not discriminate against age, gender, income or status. It touches all of us.

In 1994, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) acknowledged these facts. VAWA created what we now know today as the National Domestic Violence Hotline. When we work together, we are able to achieve so much more for victims and survivors. Let us all remember this.

Read the full post on Medium.

1 reply
  1. Josephine Commissiong says:

    Domestic Violence is a crime, and the main source of injury to women and children, not only the United States but Globally. The driving force behind the abuse is the control that the abuser seeks to gain over his victim. The victims suffer the abuse in silence, and the cycle of abuse continues. Domestic Violence, and the silence needs to end. More awareness and literacy is needed on the subject, so that the cycle of violence can be reduced, and hopefully terminated in the future, so that women and children can live in a world free of violence.

    Josie

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