DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior that one partner uses against the other. The behaviors are directed at gaining and maintaining control over the victim.

 

Domestic Violence strikes more women than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and lung cancer combined. Yet more than one-third of Americans have never discussed it.

 

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, homicides is the leading cause of death of women in the workplace

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

> Thousands of women are victims of Domestic Violence.

 

> One in every four women will experience Domestic Violence in her lifetime. 

 

> Domestic Violence has been named as one 

of the primary causes of homelessness for women.

 

> Domestic Violence cost employers $70 

billion in medical cost and lost productivity from work.

 

> The woman next door or just around the corner from you could be victims of domestic or sexual violence.

 

Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc., offer services and programs to such victims who are experiencing turbulent transition regaining control of their lives, and the lives of their children.

WHO IS AT RISK FOR DATING VIOLENCE?

 

Studies show that people who harm their dating partners are more

depressed and are more aggressive than peers. Other factors that

increase risk for harming a dating partner include:

 

  • Trauma symptoms

  • Alcohol use

  • Having a friend involved in dating violence

  • Having problem behaviors in other areas

  • Belief that dating violence is acceptable

  • Exposure to harsh parenting

  • Exposure to inconsistent discipline

  • Lack of parental supervision, monitoring and warmth

 

 

 

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was the first major law to help government agencies and victim advocates work together to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, and other types of violence against women. It created new punishments for certain crimes and started programs to prevent violence and help victims. Over the years, the law has been expanded to provide more programs and services. 

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OUR BELIEF

 

Sisters Empowerment Network, Inc., believes that empowerment is the cornerstone of women's progress and further believe that domestic violence is not someone else's business, it's everyone's business.  Its impact extends to the workplace and our communities.  Domestic violence does not discriminate.  Victims come from diverse ethnic. socio-economic and religious backgrounds, and are our friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members. SEN understands that domestic violence is a reality, our goal is to convey the message that all women deserves to live a peaceful, violence free life.

 

ALL WOMEN ARE ONE

 

She is a women like you are. She is a mother like you are. She is a worker like you are. She is independent, loving and caring like you are. Yet, because you live in one place and she lives in another, or because your life style is different from hers, people tell us we are not alike. But we can see the difference in each other's beliefs, because our instinctive ideals are the same and we seek the same goals.  People tell us we are not alike.  We know better, We are all one.

 

IF YOU ARE IN DANGER, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINES

 

Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors, hotlines provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDV)

24-Hour Crisis Line

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

(303) 839-1852

 

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV)

(404) 209-0280

 

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center

24-Hour Crisis Line

(770) 477-2177

 

Clayon County Association Against Family Violence

Securus House

(770) 961-7233

 

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