Domestic violence and sexual assault have been a silent epidemic in South Carolina long enough. South Carolina now ranks #1 in the nation for women killed in domestic violence-related homicides, with Charleston County often leading the state.
Together, we can end domestic violence and sexual assault. And it starts with talking. It starts with honest discussions within your family and your community. Join us in pledging to tell three people that you will not stand for domestic violence!
Our community must be willing to talk about this issue before progress can be made. With our state being the highest in the nation for domestic violence-related homicides, discussions and change are more urgent than ever.
Just imagine. If 10 percent of the greater Charleston metro area talked to three people about domestic violence and why they are taking a stand against it, we would spread this message to more than 150,000 individuals!
1 out of every 3 women around the world has been beaten, sexually assaulted or otherwise abused during her lifetime. (1) In South Carolina, more than a quarter of all murders in 2006 were domestic violence-related. (2)
Together, we can end domestic violence and sexual assault. Take the pledge.
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