Why Domestic Violence?

It disrupts and harms all aspects of families.

The facts.

Over 10 million people experience domestic violence in the US per year.1

1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 9 men experience domestic abuse and violence.2

Women with household incomes of less than $75,000 are 7 times as likely to experience domestic violence as women with household incomes over $75,000.3

Children who have witnessed violence and abuse are more than 15 times likely to become involved in a violent and abusive relationship themselves.4

Employment training, education, and health support changes everything.


21-60% of victims lose their jobs due to reasons stemming from domestic violence.5

Job employment training and advice can help create a new career for a victim, while allowing victims to achieve financial independence from an abusive partner.


Victims with less education experience domestic violence at higher rates than victims who have achieved a higher level of education.2

Domestic violence dismantles victims of their dignity and personal development. Education, is a valuable tool that can be utilized and enhanced, allowing victims to supplement their livelihood and financial careers.


1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner. This excludes long-term negative effects that victims experience.2

Trauma and psychological support, advocates, counselors, and therapy, provide a starting platform for victims to heal.

There With You

Our There With You campaign supports victims of domestic violence or abuse. This includes physical and emotional abuse, sexual violence, economic deprivation, blackmail, and intimidation. #therewithu

Domestic violence does not discriminate. We believe protection from such harm is a fundamental right, yet millions of humans – men, women, and children – live insecure and unnecessarily troubled lives. By changing society’s culture to recognize and address domestic violence, we support victims by seeking justice.

The Sikhi Alpha Foundation believes that basic human needs include safety.

Further Statistics

Children who are exposed to domestic violence are 15 times more likely to be physically and/or sexually assaulted than the national average.6

Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of 8 million days of paid work each year – the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.7

On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.2

Victims of domestic violence are at higher risk for developing addictions to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs.2

Physical, mental, and sexual and reproductive health effects have been linked with intimate partner violence including adolescent pregnancy, unintended pregnancy in general, miscarriage, stillbirth, intrauterine hemorrhage, nutritional deficiency, abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal problems, neurological disorders, chronic pain, disability, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as noncommunicable diseases such as hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.2


  1. http://www.nccp.org/publications/pub_1145.html
  2. https://www.debt.com/statistics/
  3. https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/childhood.html
  4. The Economic Importance of Financial Literacy: Theory and Evidence
  5. https://hungerandhealth.feedingamerica.org/understand-food-insecurity/
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