This year's theme, , is focused on how the worldwide proliferation of small arms exponentially increases the threats that women and children face. 1 in the world for guns/per capita, with 88 guns/100 people -- far exceeding the second on the list, Serbia, at 58.2/100.Access to firearms increases the chance of deadly domestic violence five-fold in the U. Internationally, especially in militarized areas where people are actively engaged in warfare or where the state is abusive and heavily armed, the threats are far greater. Despite real and profound harm taking place every day, VAWA remains hostage to those whose reasoning results in only some violence and abuse being "legitimate" and only some people deserving of legal protection.Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about teen dating violence and promote safe, healthy relationships.In his Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month Proclamation President Obama called on all Americans “to stand against dating violence when we see it.” At a time when an estimated 1 in 10 teens will experience dating violence we all must take this opportunity to amplify our efforts and shine a spotlight on this important issue. Nationwide, youth age 12 to 19 experience the highest rates of rape and sexual assault.If you know someone who is in an abusive relationship, find out how you can help them.
Dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.
Simply take your total score and see which of the categories below apply to you.
Score: 0 or Less Points Point You got a negative score or a zero? It sounds like your relationship is on a pretty healthy track.
Adolescents who experience dating violence are not only at an increased risk of being physically injured, but are also more likely to report binge drinking, suicide attempts, physical fighting, and sexual activity. Sexual assault and related offences such as sexual interference were the most common offences related to dating violence reported to police by adolescents in Canada.
study knew friends and peers who had been verbally abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend, and 20 per cent of 13 and 14-year-olds in relationships knew friends and peers who had been physically assaulted (kicked, hit, slapped or punched) by a boyfriend or girlfriend.
Adolescents in abusive relationships often carry these unhealthy patterns of violence into future relationships.