A Make-up Lesson No Women Should Have to Learn

  • Females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group
    – at a rate almost triple the national average.
  • Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually
    abused by a dating partner.
  • Among female victims of intimate partner violence, a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend
    victimized 94% of those between the ages of 16-19.
  • Between 1993 and 1999, 22% of all homicides against females ages 16-19 were committed by
    an intimate partner.
  • 58% of rape victims report being raped between the ages of 12-24.
  • Half of the reported date rapes occur among teenagers.
  • Nearly 25% of 14-17 year-olds surveyed know at least one student who was a victim of dating
    violence, while 11% know multiple victims of dating violence. 33% of teens have actually witnessed
    such an event.
  • 81% of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t
    know if it’s an issue.
(from Clotheslineproject.org)

If you are the mother or grandmother of a teen, and you haven't had a conversation about dating violence, now is a good time.

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