October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM2019). Test your knowledge on issues surrounding domestic violence – from statistics to celebrities.
Black women experience intimate partner violence at rates __ % higher than white women.
In 1994, the U.S. government responded to the nationwide issues of domestic and sexual violence by enacting the ________.
Domestic Abuse Act
Domestic Violence Act
Battered Women's Act
Violence Against Women Act
In what ways are the warning signs for domestic violence different for the LGBTQ community?
Being told that police or others won’t help because of their gender or orientation
Being threatened to “out” them to their family, friends, and others
Making excuses for abuse, like it’s just how men are or that they wanted it to happen
All of the above
None of the above, there are no differences
True or False, 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, in comparison to 29% of heterosexual men.
Statistically, __ children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.
1 in 15
1 in 7
1 in 12
1 in 20
This actress infamously had an ex-husband nearly kill her on more than one occasion by brutally beating her repeatedly and forcing sex on her. In 1976, she decided to end the abuse and file for divorce.
On average, 38.6% of female victims most commonly experience domestic violence for the first time between the ages of
In 2013, this campaign publically launched and “is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action and fueling culture change.” It since has gone on to be advocated by actors like Amy Poehler and Mariska Hargitay.
Strength of a Survivor Photo Project
100 Reasons “Why We Stayed”
True or false, women who are victims of domestic violence are eight times more likely to be killed by an intimate partner if there are firearms in the home.