1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some point
during their lifetimes. About 1 in 3 women and nearly 1 in 6 men experience some form of sexual violence
during their lifetimes.
According to the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges
of this century, both in the United States and around the world.
In a study of male same sex relationships, only 26% of men called the police for assistance after
experiencing near-lethal violence. Transgender victims are more likely to experience intimate partner
violence in public, compared to those who do not identify as transgender.
325,000 children are at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation each year. The
average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14 years old, and the average age
for boys is 11 to 13 years old.
A 2017 study showed that 89% of women who had companion animals during an abusive relationship reported
that their animals were threatened, harmed, or killed by their abusive partner.
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