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Domestic violence is a violation of the human rights of an individual and a society. It is an act of aggression against the person and their family members and it has no justification. It is a crime of violence against the person that can cause irreparable harm to the victim and to the one who perpetrates it.
It is wrong to harm someone as a form of revenge or retaliation. Domestic Violence abuse includes physical, psychological, emotional and sexual violence.
Inspiriting domestic violence awareness quotes
Domestic violence awareness facts confirm the many ways in which people can be affected by domestic violence. Below are some domestic violence awareness quotes that are helpful, useful, and important with tips and tricks for strength and support.
The first thing we must do is to come to know the nature of domestic violence and the reasons behind its occurrence. We must also know how to handle it when it happens to us.
The following quotes regarding domestic violence proof that Domestic Violence and abuse is a violation of trust, control, and power. The abuser has the power to control and abuse another person, especially the victim. They use control through threats, fear and intimidation.
Short domestic violence awareness quotes
“Violent men are aware that they are violent and even take pride in the manliness of it to their friends,” he said. “But, they will often deny that their violence is actually violent when questioned. Their denial allows violent men to minimize the impact of their violence on their victims, blame them for it, and ask their families and friends to collude with them by approving it.”
— Rachel Louise Snyder
“I am not only overwhelmed with excitement to be back in the seat but also to show my support to help raise awareness to end domestic violence and sexual assault by displaying the ‘No More’ symbol as I pilot the No. 24 car.”
— Amber Cope
Courage and self-awareness will be critical in overcoming the mental grip the attacker has over the victim. Understand that the attacker in domestic abuse has a personal issue within themselves that they cast on individuals they feel they control; their inadequacies eat at them and boil up in the relationships they enter into.”
— Adeshina I.M. Lawal
“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.”
— James Thurber
“Be aware of children who may be living in a domestically violent home.”
— Asa Don Brown
“Everyday is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS DAY and networking in helping others against this abuse and helping to save lives.”
— Robert D. Boyd Jr.
“No, you cannot beat your wife. No, you cannot hit your sister. No you cannot use abusive language to any woman (or man for that matter) in your life. Because it is simply not acceptable!”
— Heena R. Pardeshi
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Best domestic violence awareness quotes
“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
— Isaac Asimov
“Domestic violence is often ignored as it usually happens behind closed doors and it can seem easier not to get involved. Yet, domestic violence continues to affect 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime, regardless of their background, career, race or age, and it is vital that we do something now to protect those directly affected by abuse in the home.”
— John Nettles
“We live in a society where people are often more offended by those who point out child abuse than by the abuse itself. In other words, society does not view abuse as the problem; the problem is you pointing it out. Society’s basic mindset is that “If we don’t talk about abuse, then it’s not happening.” Similarly, children are attacked when they point out the dysfunction around them.”
— Darius Cikanavicius
“Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.”
— John F. Kennedy
“She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what’s beyond ahead.”
— Núria Añó
“Domestic violence does not only happen to adults. Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and sexually abused by a dating partner.”
— Dianne Feinstein
“Nowhere in the world is a woman safe from violence. The strengthening of global commitment to counteract this plague is a movement whose time has come.”
— Asha-Rose Migiro
“Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.” — Nicole Kidman
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TOP domestic violence awareness quotes
“Two thirds of the work in the world is done by women. Women own 1 percent of the assets. Young women are sold into prostitution, forced labour, premature marriage, forced to have children they don’t want, or they can’t support. They’re abused, raped, beaten up. Domestic violence is supposed to be a cultural problem. They are the first victims of war, fundamentalism, conflict, recession. And young women who have access to education and health care and have resources think that everything was done, they don’t have to worry.”
— Isabel Allende
“We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government.” — Ban Ki-moon
“Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.”
— Dianne Feinstein
“We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence”
— Charles Clarke
So far, these famous quotes about domestic violence reiterate that domestic violence is an act or threat of physical, psychological or emotional abuse against an intimate partner or family member.
“No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.” — Salma Hayek
“I was just walking around like a zombie. I really had no idea what I was doing.. But the best thing that I did do was leave and get the hell out of there. I have no regrets.”
— Bob Casey, Jr.
“I did not know that the first step in any domestic violence relationship is to seduce and charm the victim. I also did not know that the second step is to isolate the victim. The next step in the domestic violence pattern is to introduce the threat of violence and see how she reacts. We victims know something you [non-victims] usually don’t. It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser, because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is to ‘kill her’. Over 70% of domestic violence murders happens after the victim has ended the relationship.”
— Leslie Morgan Steiner
Famous domestic violence awareness quotes
“These women need to feel that we’re all aware of what they may be going through, to give them the confidence to speak out.”
— Anna Friel
“Domestic violence and violence against women in general seems to be a big problem everywhere in the world. It seems to me this problem comes from stress, pent up anger, frustration, and all kinds of negativity within human beings.”
— David Lynch
“It’s never too late to do the right thing.”
— Nicholas Sparks
“From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, “I survived.”
— Craig Scott
“In violence, we forget who we are”
— Mary McCarthy
“… you don’t have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future.”
— Jane Green
“Domestic violence is an epidemic, and yet we don’t address it. Until it happens to celebrities.”
— Nelsan Ellis
“Women should know that love doesn’t abuse you. It shouldn’t hurt you. Love cannot be redefined into ‘He only hit me once, I’ll let it slide.’ Love is happiness, not being neglectful, caring, being respectful, providing, having standards, kindness, standing up for the right things.”
— Jahmene Douglas
Innovative domestic violence awareness quotes
“Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself- your strengths and your limitations -in contrast to depending on affirmation from others.”
— Judith M Bardwick
“Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’…Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.”
— Laura Davies
“Domestic violence and sexual assault go hand in hand.”
— Georgia Taylor
“Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.”
— Salma Hayek
“Growing up, I was constantly reminded to not to air our family’s dirty laundry. Part of why domestic violence is allowed to continue is because there is often an unwritten rule in many families of abuse: Don’t ask. Don’t tell. Keeping quiet does no good. I found that sharing my story liberated me from my past. There is power in storytelling and, in that, healing. Owning my truth also empowered me. I will no longer be manipulated or controlled by guilt or shame.”
— Kambri Crews
“The best protection any woman can have… is courage.”
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“The time when domestic violence is the most lethal is when the person is trying to leave the situation.”
— Julie Johnston
“Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.”
— Ban Ki-moon
Inspiring domestic violence awareness quotes
“The best protection against rape, stalking, and domestic violence is to raise men who both understand that women are different, and would never dare take advantage of this difference.”
— Wendy Shalit
“It’s not enough for women to speak out on the issue – for the message to be strong and consistent, women’s voices must be backed up by men’s.”
— John Conyers
“We all like to think that if we were the victims of domestic abuse we’d up and leave – but it’s not always as easy or straightforward as that. Women stay with abusive partners for all kinds of reasons – they love them, they fear them, they have children with them, they believe they can change them or they simply have no where else to go.”
— Kate Thornton
“According to the CDC, more than one in three women and one in four men in the United States have been victims of domestic violence. It is a widespread public health problem, and every year 1,600 women and 700 men are killed by their intimate partners. One of the biggest risk factors that domestic violence will become fatal is the presence of a gun.”
— Melissa Harris-Perry
“But think about how evil that is for one man to think that he’s actually more valuable than a woman, because as a human being your worth is immeasurable.”
— Terry Crews
“Young men need to show women the respect they deserve and recognize sexual assault and to do their part to stop it.” — Barack Obama
“Sexual assault and domestic violence are difficult things to talk about. Talk about them anyway.”
— Mariska Hargitay
“Any man that hits a woman is not a real man, he’s a coward. With my wife Jodi, I think it’s my job to protect her and stop anything bad happening in her life. Abusing your partner is the opposite of that. I want her to wake up and feel safe.” — Kian Egan
Motivational domestic violence awareness quotes
“When I heard that one in four women is affected by domestic violence in their lifetime, I was horrified. A real man is happy to support the women in his life and appreciate them. My mother and my sisters are so important to me. Violence just doesn’t make any sense.”
— Reggie Yates
“I want to tell people that family violence happens to anybody, no matter how nice your house is, no matter how intelligent you are.”
— Rosie Batty
“[Domestic violence is] a carefully laid physical, financial and psychological trap.”
— Leslie Morgan Steiner
“Women trapped in violent relationships need to know that there’s no shame in talking out and walking out on their abusive partners.”
— Kate Thornton
“A real man wouldn’t lay a finger on a woman. He treats his partner with respect, love and support. Men are physically stronger and have no place abusing that power. Everyone has problems, and arguments happen, but that’s when a real man uses his intelligence to talk it out.”
— Matt Lanter
“If you give me any problem in America I can trace it down to domestic violence. It is the cradle of most of the problems, economic, psychological, educational.”
— Salma Hayek
“Domestic violence can be so easy for people to ignore, as it often happens without any witnesses and it is sometimes easier not to get involved. Yet, by publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes towards violence in the home and show that domestic violence is a crime and not merely unacceptable.”
— Honor Blackman
“Leaving an abusive partner is a very difficult thing to do. It frequently feels like you are failing, or destroying your family, or not trying to work things out, or not giving your partner a second chance.”
― Blaine Nelson
Sayings and domestic violence awareness quotes
“All marriages are sacred, but not all are safe.”
— Rob Jackson
“Domestic violence refers to acts of violence (physical, sexual, emotional and psychological) that occur between people who have, or have had, an intimate relationship. It tends to involve an ongoing pattern of behaviour aimed at controlling a partner through fear.”
“There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.” — Ban Ki-moon
“The effects of abuse are devastating and far-reaching. Domestic violence speaks many languages, has many colours and lives in many different communities.”
— Sandra Pupatello
“I was heart broken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. But I just closed my eyes, and took a blind leap. I knew I had to get out of there.”
— Bob Casey, Jr.
“When you’re in a broken family and your role model is a violent male, boys grow up believing that’s the way they’re supposed to act. And girls think that’s an accepted way men will treat them.”
— Jim Costa
“When you’re trapped in an abusive home environment you can feel completely hopeless and lost. Remember that situations can change with time, and that it won’t be this way forever.”
— Reggie Yates
“Nobody believes that domestic violence kills and nobody believes it is detrimental to children. This world has got to wake up. To me, if there is domestic violence, if the children see it or hear it, that to me is detrimental. Batterers should not have rights to children.”
— Denise Brown
Inspirational domestic violence awareness quotes
“The more that we choose not to talk about domestic violence, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose.” ― Russell Wilson
“Pregnant women are more likely to die from homicide by domestic violence than any other cause of death.”
— Lois Capps
“Although I haven’t experienced violence in a relationship, I know that two women every week in England and Wales are killed by their partner or ex-partner, and that unless we act now, many more women will die because of domestic violence. We must speak out now against all forms of domestic violence, not only physical abuse but also the emotional, sexual and financial abuse which means that many women are afraid to be at home with their partner.”
— Jemma Kidd
“Domestic violence is the front line of the war against women.”
— Pearl Cleage
“Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners.”
— Ian Somerhalder
“One of the most basic things we can do is let the men in our lives know it’s not okay to mistreat a woman.”
— Tim McGraw
“In rural areas of America, there is a growing increase in poverty, homelessness and hunger. You cannot separate these factors from domestic violence – a mother with three kids and no financial security is going to stiffen her lip and take the abuse, because not only does she have nowhere else to go, she has three children depending on her for survival.”
— Blanche Lincoln
“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.”
— Margaret Atwood
Real-life experience domestic violence awareness quotes
“I spend my time on CrimeWatch appealing for criminals on the run. Domestic violence is one of the few crimes I can think of where the victim is often forced to go on the run.” — Fiona Bruce
“Growing up in a small Alaska town, domestic violence was that dirty little secret nobody talked about. We must start talking about it. For too long, we have been providing protection to the wrong people.” — Lisa Murkowski
“Domestic violence was a way of life in my home growing up, my brother and I watched helplessly numerous times as my mother was beaten and knocked unconscious while we dialed 911.” — Troy Vincent
“Recently, I was in Africa monitoring elections when right on the street, this guy started beating a woman. I got out of my car, pulled her inside and drove her to the hospital. But after the doctors treated her, she was too afraid to press charges. I’ve seen this over and over in America, too.” — Barbara Lee
“A friend of mine was married to an assistant church pastor who regularly beat her up. He was smart ?- he’d do it in a way that the bruises didn’t show. For the longest time, she dealt with it. Who would believe the minister was a wife beater?! Meanwhile, my friend ? – An attorney! ? – Suffered in silence.” — Carolyn Maloney
“The biggest challenge is to convince a woman that it’s not her fault. My daughter is 25; my stepdaughter is 22. As a mother, I want them to know that if a boyfriend is abusive, you cannot ignore it? – ‘Oh, he’s been drinking,’ or ‘He had a bad day.’ There is no excuse for a man hitting a woman. Ever.” — Debbie Stabenow
Powerful domestic violence awareness quotes
“Growing up, I thought my grandfather was dead. Later, I learned he was alive, but my family pretended he didn’t exist because of the terrible way he’d abused my grandmother and my mother. He did things like shave my grandmother’s head and lock her in a closet. With my mother’s help, my grandmother finally left him.” — Deborah Pryce
“My niece was a sexual-assault victim. My sister is a survivor of domestic violence. We have more shelters for animals than for battered women. That’s not the message we should be sending.” — Hilda Solis
“When my kids were in preschool, I was part of a carpooling group. One mother sometimes showed up with bruises on her body. She always had an excuse. Then one morning, she didn’t show up. Later, I learned she’d fled a violent marriage. I’ve always thought, If only I’d known, maybe I could have helped.” — Patty Murray
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