Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
Women are more likely to be attacked by someone they know rather than by a stranger .
85-95% of all domestic violence victims are female.
Over 50,000 women are stalked by an intimate partner each year .
1,232 women are killed each year by an intimate partner.
One in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape
A Woman is battered every 9 seconds in the United States.
30% of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year.
Domestic Violence occurs in 60% of marriages and is the most underreported crime.
835,000 men are victims of domestic violence each year.
Approximately one in five female high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.
The Meaning Behind the Butterfly In the life of a Survivor, we go through stages, just like a butterfly. First as a caterpillar, a Victim if you will. In this stage we are not yet who we can be. We have not yet reached our full potential. We are stuck in a body we know we don't belong in, yet we cannot escape it. Then we reach our Chrysalis stage. A stage of healing, stage of transformation. We reach for freedom and obtain it, only to have many obstacles in our way. We must regroup, and take a look inside ourselves for strength. Time taken to heal ourselves and start our transformation to who we really are, to reach towards our full potential. Then finally, we get to spread our wings..... A beautiful Butterfly is Created. We finally reach our goal as Survivors, and get to glorify in our freedom. Know that we are no longer the caterpillar, trapped in what we can acco mplish, no longer held back. There are no limits, the world is now open to u s. We get to soar to new heights, try new things, spread our wings and trul y fly! -T. Bunting