The Most Dangerous Place for a Woman

August 13, 2019

Part 1 of 6 part series called: The Supporters Gap.

 

 

What is the most dangerous place for a woman? It is their home. Why? Is that they can slip and fall resulting in injury or death?  Are they are more likely to die in a fire? Why is the home the most dangerous place for a woman? The number one reason that the home is the most dangerous place is that more women are killed by someone they know.  These acts of homicide are called Intimate Partner Violence or IPV also known as Domestic Violence. 

 

What is the number one preventable killer of Women in the world? Disease? Cancer? No. The number one preventable killer is Intimate Partner Violence or Domestic Violence. Last year the UN reported 87,000 women were killed by violence. These are deaths that are PREVENTABLE.  

 

According to the latest UN report: “More than half of all female murder victims in 2017 were killed by an intimate partner or family member, according to a new study published by the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime. A total of around 87,000 women were killed by homicide worldwide last year, and about 50,000 of them, or 58 percent, were killed by someone close to them. That’s an average of six women every hour.” 

 

When we look at overall homicide victims in the world. The majority of overall homicide victims who are killed by strangers in the world is men.  However, women are far more likely to die at the hands of someone they know than a stranger. Women make up 82% of the people killed by intimate partners IPV or Domestic Violence.  

 

According to Secretary-General is António Guterres of Portugal he states: “At its core, violence against women and girls is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect ― a failure by men to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women. It is an issue of fundamental human rights.”  

 

1 in 4 Women are abused in the United States are. With one in four women being abused, it happens over 78% of the time within the walls of their own home.  Over time, emotional, mental, spiritual, financial, and physical abuse will takes its toll on the victim. The abuse will be severe injury from mental illness to death will occur and the majority of this happens at home. 

 

What can be done to change this? Join us for Part two of the six part Blog series called “the Supporter’s Gap.”

 

 

**Resources from UN Report

**Domestic Violence National Hotline

**The Guardian

 

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