How to help victims

Five things to say to a victim
of domestic violence

1. You are not alone.
Nearly one-third of women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.

2. I am afraid for you. 
Domestic violence escalates over time. The situation will not improve; it will only get worse.

3. It is not your fault.
You are not the cause of someone else’s violent behavior.

4. You do not deserve to be abused.
You have the right to be safe.

5. Help is available.
You have the right to make your own choices. Support is available; you do not have to go through this alone.