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Health Awareness Campaigns: Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Women Veterans Health Care has created materials to expand awareness of and help prevent domestic abuse against women Veterans and all women.

Thumbnail of domestic abuse outreach poster: A broken bone or a broken spirit, domestic abuse hurts.

Domestic Abuse Poster (726 KB, PDF)
Number: IB 10-312SM
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"

Domestic Abuse Poster (726 KB, PDF)
Number: IB 10-316LG
Dimensions: 11" x 17"




Awareness and Prevention

Once thought of as only a human rights issue, domestic abuse or partner violence is also a public health problem. The prevalence is alarming: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),* each year women suffer nearly 4.8 million assaults and rapes, while men experience 2.9 million attacks. Teen dating statistics are worse: one in 11 adolescents reports physical dating violence, while one in four reports verbal, physical, emotional or sexual violence every year. Healthy relationships, empowering women, resources for victims, and penalties for abusers are key to prevention. Check with your local VA facility for information about abuse prevention programs and resources.

About Women Veterans

Women are now the fasting growing subgroup of U.S. Veterans. The number of women Veterans is expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 years, and VA health care is expected to be in high demand by the women Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. The Department of Veterans Affairs understands the health care needs of women Veterans and is committed to meeting these needs. Women Veterans served and they deserve the best quality care. Learn more about VA health care services for women Veterans.



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