It’s shocking, but we see it happen all the time. Sometimes it happens to people we know, sometimes to strangers. Even celebrities are not immune to this problem. Domestic violence is a real problem across all communities.
Can you believe that 20 people every minute are physically abused by their partner in the United States? This means that in one year more than 10 million women and men suffer.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime. This includes battery, physical assault, sexual abuse, stalking, and even homicide.
Sadly, but it’s a fact, only about half of these cases are reported to law enforcement. The victims of violence often need help to speak about the problem. They are overpowered, controlled and oppressed. One person uses physical abuse to control another.
The video below has such a powerful message that can never get old. “One photo a day in the worst year of my life”, has sparked worldwide debate and brought an incredible deal of awareness to the public.
YouTube user fero061982 posted the video of a beautiful Serbian woman. She appears fresh-faced and looks smart.
But as you can see there are days she has severe bruises and wounds on her face. On some pictures she appears scared and confused, and it strikes a chord.
The bruises and black eyes are obvious. It’s clear that the young woman is suffering from something horrible.