According to National Statistics Domestic Violence Fact Sheet, on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.
During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, post-traumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
A study of intimate partner homicides found that 20% of victims were not the intimate partners themselves, but family members, friends, neighbors, persons who intervened, law
enforcement responders, or bystanders. 72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these murder suicides are female.
1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime.
These numbers keeps on getting scary, and these are not just numbers but real people, real live.
Yes, the government might be doing its best but there’s still a huge vacuum yet to be filled and that’s one of core reasons we established Project Jasmine, but we need your kind support to reach and serve as many people as possible.
She was about to see her dream of a career in the field of medicine realized as she was set to graduate with her Associate’s Degree in medical assisting in July of 2022.
But her future was stolen, as she was killed by her boyfriend in June, just one month before her graduation.
Jasmine’s twin sister walked across the graduation stage and collected her diploma in her honor.
Jasmine had everything in front of her, and her future was bright.
She wanted to help people and live a full happy and safe life.
She deserved to experience all the beautiful things her future held.
But she’ll never get to do that because she was shot and killed by someone she loved.