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One in four women in the United States - and one in three women in Texas - will know domestic violence during her lifetime.
One in five women will be raped at some point in her lifetime.
In the U.S., one in three women experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime.
51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance.
Almost half (49.5%) of multiracial women and over 45% of American Indian/Alaska Native women were subjected to some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime.
91% of victims of rape and sexual assault are female, and nine percent are male.
In eight out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the perpetrator.
Eight percent of rapes occur while the victim is at work.
Psychological effects of sexual abuse include: depression, anxiety, flashbacks, and post traumatic stress disorder.
5 ways to help a friend who is has endured sexual violence
Believe Her. - "I believe you. This took a lot of courage to tell me about."
Don't Blame Her. - "This isn't your fault."
Let her know that you care, that she is not alone. - "I'm here to listen and help in any way that I can."
Acknowledge that the experience has affected their life - "this shouldn't have happened to you."
Avoid Judgement - Healing from sexual abuse can take time.
Check in periodically - The event may have happened a long time ago, but that doesn’t mean the pain is gone. Check in with the survivor to remind them you still care about their well-being and believe their story.
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