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National Domestic Violence Hotline

March 8th is International Women's Day, in honor of that I thought it was an appropriate time to discuss ending violence against women. This unfortunate statistic: that around the world, at least 1 in every 3 women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime, illustrates that the fight needs to be fought.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is helping fight the battle. They provide assistance and guidance through a hotline that receives calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They believe that every caller deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. They believe that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. They believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society.

Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services.

Fit's Tips: No one deserves to be abused. If you or someone you know is being hurt emotionally or physically, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.

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yogini yogini 9 years
I love your Fit's tip! You may also want to do a post on the power and control wheel so people understand the different types of violence and that it is not just hitting or physical violence!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I'm so sorry to hear that. That's why groups like these are so important, so we can prevent violence in the future.
lindentree lindentree 9 years
Thanks so much for posting this, Fit. Today is the anniversary of the day my friend Tracy was shot to death by her boyfriend. It's still a painful day for me. Seeing you put this information out here is so helpful. Too many lives are affected by domestic violence.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
Thanks for posting this, Fit...These organizations are so important.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
Thanks for posting this, Fit... These organizations are so important.
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