See the Signs of Domestic Violence

#See the Signs

Although 60% of Americans ages 15-and-older know a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault and 80% believe it is a problem in our society, limited public discussions are taking place about the issues.

Women and men play an important role in recognizing the signs of abuse among their friends and family and starting conversations about the issue to break the cycle. In 2013, a survey commissioned by the Avon Foundation for Women indicated: 73% of Americans have not talked about the issues with their children and more than half have never discussed it with their friends; two-thirds say if we talk more about domestic violence and sexual assault, it would be easier for them to help someone and 75% say they would step in to help a stranger. The Foundation, with the participation of domestic violence organizations around the country, including FRCWC, launched #See the Signs, a social media campaign to educate bystanders and victims on the signs of domestic violence and how to safely intervene or seek help.