WHY WE CARE
In the United States, a woman is beaten every nine seconds.
The national murder rate for women (femicide) in Brazil is the fifth highest in the world.
The New York City Police Department responds to 230,000 domestic incidents each year.
Latino immigrants are half as likely than non-immigrants to seek help for domestic violence from institutions (6.9% vs. 14.7%)
If a foreign national doesn't have immigration status, is not eligible for asylum or considered a refugee, the only way to adjust immigration status is by marrying a U.S. citizen or green card holder.
Homicide by intimate partners accounts for over half of all family-related homicides in New York City.
Femicide is the leading cause of death in the United States among young Black women aged 15 to 45 years.
Of the five countries accounting for the most visa overstays, which lead to illegal status, four are in Latin America: Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.
If an abuser has access to a firearm in the U.S., their female victim is five times more likely to die.
Domestic violence has become the leading cause of homelessness in New York City.
Only 15 states in the U.S. have laws requiring convicted domestic abusers to turn in their guns.