1 out of 3 girls will be abused before the age of 18.
6 children are abused in every classroom in America.
33% of American women are in abusive relationships right now.
Why fight violence? When so many suffer from familiar problems like homelessness, hunger, illiteracy and sickness, why fight violence?
Violence is intentional, and must be addressed intentionally.
As long as we address violence largely through acts of goodwill by providing shelter, medicine and food, the root issue of violence goes unchallenged. If you never address the injustice of violence, you will always have victims.
We are looking for 100,000 signers for the Silence the Violence Act, a petition we are sending to Congress to end violence towards women and children. We are asking for three things:
1. Did you know the average prison sentence for a child predator is only two years? We want stiffer penalties for violent child predators including a minimum twelve year prison sentence for repeat offenders.
2. Did you know that a child can be sent to jail for prostitution? We want a federal acknowledgement that "juvenile prostitution" is unconstitutional. A "juvenile" can not consent to sex and should be treated as a victim of human trafficking.
3. Did you know that over 90% of abused children in America attend public school? We want schools to partner with us to both empower kids to protect themselves from abuse and create safe platforms where children can disclose abuse. We also want to equip teachers and parents with resources that helps them identify abuse.
Join us in an amazing and heroic journey to silence the violence happening against women and children both nationally and globally. We need your urgent assistance in signing this petition. We must do all we can to end violence against women and children in our world.
Sign The Petition To End Violence
I signed the petition because I believe we can have a society free from violence. Before we address violence on the streets, we must first do the long work of eradicating it in the household.
I believe more women need their men to empower them rather than overpower them with physical abuse. I read and hear about this all too often, and as a gentleman, I want to be a part of the solution to end the abuse.
- Matthew T.
I added my name because domestic violence causes a lot more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. After all, what chance do these women stand when the good people do nothing.