Abuse can be verbal/emotional, physical andor sexual. Everyone has a right to feel safe in their relationship! 1/3 of high school students have been or will be involved in an abusive relationship (sexually, emotionallverbally, andor physically).
Dating Violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
58% of rape survivors report being raped between ages of 12-24.
Approximately 68 % of young women know their rapist either as a boyfriend, friend or casual acquaintance. Females 16-24 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of partner violence.
About 40% of teenage girls ages 14-17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.
A recent survey of schools found there were an estimated 4,000 incidents of rape or other sexual assault in public schools across the country. Youths involved in same-sex dating are just as likely to experience dating violence as youths involved in opposite sex dating.