One in three women and one in four men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). On average, 20 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States—more than 10 million women and men a year, according to the NCADV. (Read more here.)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Have you made plans to talk about it in your groups, congregations or communities? As Lutheran Christian women who work to bring about healing and wholeness in the church, the society and the world, it’s our job to raise awareness about and seek to prevent domestic violence.
Learn more about ways you can work to end domestic violence by visiting one of our Justice pages about domestic violence. There you’ll find information about Tenth Triennial Convention (2017) actions relating to domestic violence with a call to action and links to various resources, including the ELCA’s social message on gender-based violence.