“Violence against women takes many forms – physical, sexual, psychological and economic. These forms of violence are interrelated and affect women from birth to old age.” –United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign to End Violence Against Women (UNiTE).
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of intimate partner violence – more than 12 million women and men every year. –Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In Miami-Dade County, 9,811 incidents of domestic violence were reported in 2014, yet just 51% resulted in arrests. –Florida Department of Law Enforcement
In December of 2013, we joined with One Billion Rising to convene the first of a series of monthly meetings to create an ongoing community conversation around women’s freedom from violence in the Greater Miami community. This year we began our monthly Community Conversations Around Women’s Freedom From Violence.
Domestic Violence Hotline: 305-349-5888
Florida Abuse Hotline: 1-800-96-ABUSE
Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-500-1119
Advocates for Victims North/Safespace: 305-758-2546
Advocates for Victims South/Safespace: 305-247-4249
The Lodge: 305-693-1170
Women in Distress (Broward County): 954-760-9800
No More Tears – www.nmtproject.org (Broward County)
Sisterhood of Survivors: 305-704-0118