|National Sexual Violence Resource Center
1-877-739-3895National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Sexual assault is conduct of a sexual or indecent nature toward another person that is accompanied by actual or threatened physical force or that induces fear, shame or mental suffering.
Somewhere in America a woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice
Zonta Advocacy Against Domestic Violence
|Zonta of Farmington/Novi Presents Check for $13,000 to Help Fight Domestic Violence!
At their May 2017 meeting the Zonta Club of Farmington/Novi proudly presented ($13,000) from their 23rd annual fashion event, Steppin’ Out in Style, to First Step: Project on Domestic and Sexual Assault. First Step is an agency in Wayne County, Michigan that provides services to support survivors of domestic & sexual violence. The addition of these proceeds make a grand total of $516,000 that the club has donated toFirst Step from this event alone!
|Zonta of Northwest Wayne County promote self-defense through the Tiger Lady Defense Tool. Learn more here|
Silence Hides Violence! Zonta Club of Fenton PSA to raise awareness about domestic violence and teen dating violence:
|Recognizing the warning signs and risk factors of women abuse is the first step.||Safety Planning is a top priority. Here are some important things you can do to increase your safety:|
This information applies equally to gay and lesbian relationships. The situation may be more dangerous if, in addition to the warning signs: the couple has recently separated; the couple has custody and access issues; he has access to weapons; he is convinced she is seeing someone else; he has a history of abuse and he threatens to harm her children, her pets or her property.