“An abuser can seem emotionally needy. You can get caught in a trap of catering to him, trying to fill a bottomless pit. But he’s not so much needy as entitled, so no matter how much you give him, it will never be enough. He will just keep coming up with more demands because he believes his needs are your responsibility, until you feel drained down to nothing.” ― Lundy Bancroft

“No amount of me trying to explain myself was doing any good. I didn’t even know what was going on inside of me, so how could I have explained it to them?” ― Sierra D. Waters, Debbie.

“I am living in hell from one day to the next. But there is nothing I can do to escape. I don’t know where I would go if I did. I feel utterly powerless, and that feeling is my prision. I entered of my own free will, I locked the door, and I threw away the key.” ― Haruki Murakami

“The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt. Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim. Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan and has demonstrated her ability to carry it out, she remains in danger of repeated abuse.” ― Judith Lewis Herman

“Don’t play his game. Play yours.” ― Rachel Caine,

“My father was one of those men who sit in a room and you can feel it: the simmer, the sense of some unpredictable force that might, at any moment, break loose, and do something terrible. [Burnside, p. 27]” ― John Burnside

“She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what’s beyond ahead.” ― Núria Añó

“Today I wore a pair of faded old jeans and a plain grey baggy shirt. I hadn’t even taken a shower, and I did not put on an ounce of makeup. I grabbed a worn out black oversized jacket to cover myself with even though it is warm outside. I have made conscious decisions lately to look like less of what I felt a male would want to see. I want to disappear.” ― Sierra D. Waters

“In situations of captivity, the perpetrator becomes the most powerful person in the life of the victim, and the psychology of the victim is shaped by the actions and beliefs of the perpetrator.” ― Judith Lewis Herman

“People expect all stories of abuse
to be loud and angry
but they’re not.

Sometimes they’re quiet and cruel
and swept under the rug.”― Trista Mateer

“If we are to fight discrimination and injustice against women we must start from the home for if a woman cannot be safe in her own house then she cannot be expected to feel safe anywhere.” ― Aysha Taryam

“It is a rare person who can cut himself off from mediate and immediate relations with others for long spaces of time without undergoing a deterioration in personality.” ― Harry Stack Sullivan

“The boys had always been her reason to stay, but now for the first time they were her reason to leave. She’d allowed violence to become a normal part of their life.” ― Liane Moriarty

“The human need to be visible is countered by the need to be invisible to avoid further abuse, and the need for intimacy and the dread of abuse, all pose insoluble dichotomies which promote further withdrawal from human contact, which reinforces the sense of dehumanisation.” ― Christiane Sanderson

“Never let a man put his hands on you without your permission.” ― Melda Beaty

“In a verbally abusive relationship, the partner learns to tolerate abuse without realizing it and to lose self-esteem without realizing it. She is blamed by the abuser and becomes the scapegoat. The partner is then the victim.” ― Patricia Evans

“Use the darkness of your past to propel you to a brighter future.” ― Donata Joseph

“Sometimes the shame is not the beatings, not the rape. The shaming is in being asked to stand judgment.” ― Meena Kandasamy

“I wondered if he was simply tired, if life had beaten him into permanent slouch, folded him over himself so no one could get at that soft center-” ― Emily Henry

“Please don´t drown into his fears, his concrete fists don´t let him again, break the bridge of your nose with his cruel born hits. Then disappear into that mask of misery.” ― Anthony Liccione

“I realise I’m behind on this but Rebekah Brooks was married to Ross Kemp of Gangs fame?! And she assaulted him? That explains so much.” ― Mandy Wiener

“People don’t believe women who fight back. When a man lashes out, people say he’s lost control of his temper or made a terrible mistake. When a woman does it, she’s a psychopath.” ― Amy Tintera

“I’m not the cool kids. Cool kids never speak up, they are too busy with being cool. Speaking up is for the real gangstas.” ― Niedria Kenny

“I am not trying to be méchant when I talk about women. I respect women–very much–for their inside life, which is not like the life of a man.”― James Baldwin

“Violence does not need to be used very often; it merely needs to be convincing when it is used.” ― Judith Lewis Herman

“legal emancipation remains an empty shell if it does not include public services, social housing, and funding to ensure that women can leave domestic and workplace violence.” ― Nancy Fraser

“Always in the back of my mind a question burned. Was this it? Was this the moment I handed down the legacy and scarred them for life?” ― Ruth Clare

“He seemed oblivious to the heat, though the back of his yellow t-shirt was darkened with sweat. This was how he wanted us to be. No mistakes. No fumbles. No feeling.” ― Ruth Clare

“Sometimes I wished I could just hate Dad. But mostly it felt easier to believe I hated him rather than face up to the fact that, despite everything, I had spent my life loving him, longing for him, while he had barely even noticed I was alive.” ― Ruth Clare

“His bacteria seeps through unknowingly like the dirt that clogs a pore.” ― Vanessa de Largie

“When they throw my bones into the soil. It’s not the acting or writing glories I want them to speak about but my indomitable will to survive.” ― Vanessa de Largie

“I am hiding in the unused fridge in the shed, curled up like a foetus. My heart is running a marathon. My breath can’t keep up. I may die tonight from fear – or his hands.” ― Vanessa de Largie

“Family mobbing is a strategic process of power and coercive control. What makes mobbing so insidious – and so underreported – is that here, the family is the site of violence, trauma, and shame.” ― Dana Arcuri CTRC

“The chances of him needing to protect me from a bear was quite low, but the risk of me getting attacked by my own partner is way higher.” ― Uyen Ninh

“Violence does not need to be used very often; it merely needs to be convincing when it is used.” ― Judith L. Herman

“No, Queen, abuse is NOT okay. I encourage you to stop making excuses for being abused. Come on, Queen… You CAN do this. It’s time to honor yourself! You are worthy of love, respect, and appreciation. You ARE important. No matter how you may feel or what has been said to you, you DO matter.” ― Stephanie Lahart

“There’s an increased domestic violence during Mercury Retrograde periods. My research findings show this.” ― Mitta Xinindlu

“My groundbreaking research shows that there’s a spike in Domestic Violence during Mercury Retrograde. People can start observing this from as early as the pre-shadow period of the Mercury Retrograde event to its post-shadow phase. Planets never lie. Only people do.” ― Mitta Xinindlu

“Behind every man alive and kicking, there is a woman. Behind every woman abused and killed, there is a man.” ― Abhijit Naskar

“A man hits you once and apologizes and you think it will never happen again. But then you tell him you’re not sure you ever want a family, and he hits you once more. You tell yourself it’s understandable, what he did. You were sort of rude, the way you said it.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid

“Be her paradise, not prison. Be her man, not master.” ― Abhijit Naskar

“But each time she didn’t leave, she gave him tacit permission to do it again.” ― Liane Moriarty

“Domestic violence is seen as a social crime while pitting a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law while absolving men of their accountability for the crime.” ― Shalu Nigam

“I wish you’d killed me, I tried to say with my eyes. Then maybe someone would finally stop you.” ― Kara Thomas

“Alimenta a minha fome de desgraça e deixa-me expulsar os demónios que te percorrem o corpo com a intensidade da dose que quase te matou.” ― Maria Francisca Gama

“I let go of everything and everybody that is no longer part of the divine plan of my life” ― Jan Wood

“It is common for police officers to have aggression issues at home.” ― Steven Magee

“She sat on the toilet and cradled her aborted baby, as if it were alive. And her eyes were like an endless well where you could not see the bottom.” ― Craig Childs

“And when he refused to tell her he loved her after sex, she broke all the dishes until her arms bled and the medics took her away. And he sat and blew Arabesques of smoke.” ― Alan Kaufman

“To survive trauma one must be able to tell a story about it.” ― Natasha Trethewey

“He was dangerous. Dangerous like water. He could seem calm and glassy on top but underneath he was all dark silt and weed.” ― Karen Foxlee

“l lived the life of a lunatic, seeing sunshine, I suspected rain” ― Tara Westover

“At any given moment you have the power to say this is not how the story is going to end.” ― Christine Mason Miller

“And here you are living despite it all.” — Rupi Kaur​

Domestic Violence Quotes For Strength

“Grief does not demand pity; It requests acknowledgment.” ― Jude Gibbs

“Trauma may happen to you, but it can never define you.” ― Melinda Longtin

“Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.” — Cody Kennedy

“All violence is the illustration of a pathetic stereotype.”– Barbara Kruger

“Our wounds are our sources of growth.”— Rachel Naomi Remen​

“You survived the abuse. You’re gonna survive the recovery.” — Olivia Benson

“The enemy doesn’t stand a chance when the victim decides to survive.” — Rae Smith

“Violence is a dark contrast to what so many of us still believe in – love.” – Robi Ludwig

“You are not the darkness you endured. You are the light that refused to surrender.” ― John Mark Green

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Domestic Violence Quotes About The Darkness

“Violence doesn’t equal strength.” – Becca Fitzpatrick

“I have the power to change my physical and emotional experience.” ― Patricia Dsouza

“Even child abuse specialists do not routinely screen for domestic violence. This shows how much more education we need to do, even among experts, to understand the known links between violence of the child and the parent.” ― Jocelyn Brown

“Raise your heart, not your hand.”― Abhijit Naskar

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung

“Never let a man put his hands on you without your permission.” – Melda Beaty

“All marriages are sacred, but not all are safe.” — Rob Jackson

“Domestic violence is the front line of the war against women.” — Pearl Cleage

“The COVID-19 crisis has fueled the rise of domestic violence.”― Asa Don Brown

Domestic Violence Quotes on Recovering

“Suspicion of Abuse gets to your toes before you see it in your face.”― Auliq Ice

“In violence, we forget who we are.” — Mary McCarthy

“[Domestic violence is] a carefully laid physical, financial and psychological trap.” — Leslie Morgan Steiner

“Domestic violence and sexual assault go hand in hand.” — Georgia Taylor

“Culture is no excuse for abuse.”― Davinder Kaur

“A survivor’s story is always a reality check.” – Jerald Monahan

“One day, I plan to love so loudly, my body abandons every demon harvesting me.” — Arati Warrier

“There is life after abuse. This is mine.”― Lindsay Fischer

“Use the darkness of your past to propel you to a brighter future.” ― Donata Joseph

inspirational Domestic Violence Quotes

“Domestic violence can occur at any socioeconomic level.”― Asa Don Brown

“I was heartbroken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. But I just closed my eyes and took a blind leap. I knew I had to get out of there.” ― Bob Casey Jr

“Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen, It takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward.” ― Assunta Harris

“You can recognize survivors of abuse by their courage. When silence is so very inviting, they step forward and share their truth so others know they aren’t alone.” ― Jeanne McElvaney

“Your growth comes not as you work harder to get something you don’t have, but as you live in the reality of what you have already been given.” — Nancy Guthrie

“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose.” — Michelle Rosenthall​

“If you want to know where to find your contribution to the world, look at your wounds. When you learn how to heal them, teach others.” — Emily Maroutian

“Sometimes the shame is not the beatings, not the rape. The shaming is in being asked to stand judgment.” ― Meena Kandasamy

“When it comes to abuse, you believe there’s no way out. There is always help. There is always a way out.” ― Rev. Donna Mulvey

“Violence never brings permanent peace. It solves no social problem: it merely creates new and more complicated ones.” – Barack Obama

“If we are to fight discrimination and injustice against women we must start from the home for if a woman cannot be safe in her own house then she cannot be expected to feel safe anywhere.” ― Aysha Taryam

“Survivors of abuse show us the strength of their personal spirit every time they smile.” ― Jeanne McElvaney

“Abuse is the weakest expression of strength. It is weakness to destroy what you ought to protect, build and make better.” ― Kingsley Opuwari Manuel

“The best revenge is creating your own happiness despite a person’s wish to take you down.” ― Melinda Longtin

“The more that we choose not to talk about domestic violence, the more we shy away from the issue, the more we lose.” ― Russell Wilson

“I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” — Brené Brown

“Each time a woman stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” — Maya Angelou

“We can all take responsibility for helping to bring about change, and keeping our friends and colleagues safe from domestic violence.” – Charles Clarke

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” —​Rikki Rogers

“Threatening a current or former partner isn’t passion, or love, or heartache. It’s violence, it’s abuse and it’s a crime.”― Miya Yamanouchi

“Never believe a man’s claim that he has to harm his partner in order to protect her; only abusers think this way.”― Lundy Bancroft

“Physical aggression by a man toward his partner is abuse, even if it happens only once.”― Lundy Bancroft

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Abuse, regardless of how it manifests itself, will destroy the trust and, in the end, can destroy the relationship.” – Dr. Ramona Probasco

“All violence consists of some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.”– Leo Tolstoy

“Domestic violence is frequently excused when alcohol and other substances are involved.” – Asa Don Brown

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Powerful Domestic Violence Quotes

“Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.” – Salma Hayek

“Sexual assault and domestic violence are difficult things to talk about. Talk about them anyway.” — Mariska Hargitay

“From every wound there is a scar, and every scar tells a story. A story that says, -I survived.” ― Fr. Craig Scott

“I realize now I am a survivor. I am a stronger woman for opening my eyes and stepping away from someone who didn’t respect themselves and would never respect me.” ― Lori

“The boys had always been her reason to stay, but now for the first time they were her reason to leave. She’d allowed violence to become a normal part of their life.” ― Liane Moriarty

“I want to tell people that family violence happens to anybody, no matter how nice your house is, no matter how intelligent you are.” — Rosie Batty

“The effects of abuse are devastating and far-reaching. Domestic violence speaks many languages, has many colors and lives in many different communities.” — Sandra Pupatello

“Leaving an abusive partner is a very difficult thing to do. It frequently feels like you are failing, or destroying your family, or not trying to work things out, or not giving your partner a second chance.” ― Blaine Nelson

“Someone once asked me how I hold my head up so high after all I have been through. I said it’s because no matter what, I am a survivor, not a victim.” — Patricia Buckley

“Domestic violence is an epidemic, and yet we don’t address it. Until it happens to celebrities.” — Nelsan Ellis

“The time when domestic violence is the most lethal is when the person is trying to leave the situation.” — Julie Johnston

“Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners.” — Ian Somerhalder

“Pregnant women are more likely to die from homicide by domestic violence than any other cause of death.” — Lois Capps

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Spousal Abuse Quotes

“The best protection against rape, stalking, and domestic violence is to raise men who both understand that women are different, and would never dare take advantage of this difference.”— Wendy Shalit

“Domestic violence is not just perpetrated by a husband or a partner. Families too are a party to it. To my mind, violation of basic human rights by anybody around us – a parent, a sibling or a relative – is domestic violence.”― Balroop Singh

“One of the most basic things we can do is let the men in our lives know it’s not okay to mistreat a woman.” — Tim McGraw

“I don’t know what kind of people you grew up with but raising your hand to the powerless is no act of manliness.”― Sarvesh Jain

“It’s not enough for women to speak out on the issue – for the message to be strong and consistent, women’s voices must be backed up by men’s.” — John Conyers

“Violence is violence and can in no way be misconstrued as discipline under any circumstance cultural or otherwise.”― Aysha Taryam

“No woman has to be a victim of physical abuse. Women have to feel like they are not alone.” – Salma Hayek

“We have your backs. We’re going to keep fighting for you. And we’re going to keep working until every survivor is safe and has opportunity to thrive.” – Julian Castro

“We need to replace victim-blaming and shaming with community outrage that domestic violence, domestic abuse, and intimate partner violence is happening.” – Survivor Statement from The Power of WE Workshop

“It is not the bruises on the body that hurt. It is the wounds of the heart and the scars on the mind.” — Aisha Mirza

“Enough to anyone who excuses sexual assault. Enough to anyone who turns a blind eye to the violence so many women, children, and yes, men are subjected to. Enough condoning toxic masculinity with euphemisms like ‘boys will be boys.’ Enough. Together we can, and we will, put an end to domestic violence.” – Julian Castro

“When women come together united in vision, we can shake things up.” – Caroline “Carrie” Bettinger-Lopez

Domestic Violence Quotes To Keep You Away From Toxic Relationships

“I lived in Complexo do Alemao until I was 12, dealt with domestic violence in my childhood and faced difficulties in life.” — Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

“Women’s Aid is a fantastic charity which has my full support. I am proud to call myself a Real Man, a man who will stand up against domestic violence.” — Neil Fox

“They don’t like the thought of someone else making demands on the person whom they see as belonging entirely to them.” — Jodi Picoult

“The rule of thumb is that if someone is able to be verbally or physically abusive, he or she is able to understand that the behavior is wrong.” — Edward T Welch

“Domestic violence isn’t funny, especially if you live together.” — Dov Davidoff

“Domestic violence was a way of life in my home growing up, my brother and I watched helplessly numerous times as my mother was beaten and knocked unconscious while we dialed 911.” — Troy Vincent

“A lot of people think that domestic violence is if someone hits, kicks, [or] punches you.” — Robin McGraw

“Young men need to show women the respect they deserve and recognize sexual assault and to do their part to stop it.” — Barack Obama

“My mother and I are big domestic violence advocates.” — Brandon Marshall

“It can be really frightening for young people to see their parents fighting. Remember, you’re not alone and there are people out there who can support you.” — Neil Buchanan

Domestic Violence Quotes To Put an End to Abuse and Pain

“The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children, and this particular bill would prohibit abortions after the fetus feels pain, which is 20 weeks and older.” — Joseph Fischer

“Luke was a little boy in a growing body that felt pain and sadness and fear for his mum, and he always believed he would be safe with his dad.” — Rosie Batty

“I’ve overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.” — Tatum O’Neal

“Unfortunately, many children throughout the UK witness violence in the family home. Let’s stand up for those children. Domestic violence needs to stop.” — Shaun Wright-Phillips

“Those of us who have the eyes and ears of the media have a responsibility to amplify the voices of the voiceless.” — Peter Gabriel

“So many people suffer from abuse, and suffer alone.” — Pamela Stephenson

“Women initiate most domestic violence.” — Dov Charney

“Hey ladies, I’m willing to do my part to end domestic violence by posting a selfie online. Some might call me a hero.” — Nev Schulman

“I never want anyone to be sitting where I’m sitting and to have lost their son, because I can never get Luke back.” — Rosie Batty

“There are many women in their late teens and early twenties who have either experienced violence in a relationship or have witnessed it at home in their childhood.” — Miquita Oliver

Domestic Violence Quotes To Gain Emotional Stability

“Domestic violence and violence against women in general seems to be a big problem everywhere in the world. It seems to me this problem comes from stress, pent up anger, frustration, and all kinds of negativity within human beings.” — David Lynch

“These women need to feel that we’re all aware of what they may be going through, to give them the confidence to speak out.” — Anna Friel

“She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what’s beyond ahead.” — Núria Añó

“It’s so important to raise awareness of this problem that continues to affect 1 in 4 women at some point in their lifetime, regardless of career, wealth or background.” — Anna Friel

“I am a survivor of domestic violence.” — Brooke Axtell

“Nowhere in the world is a woman safe from violence. The strengthening of global commitment to counteract this plague is a movement whose time has come.” — Asha-Rose Migiro

“Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.” — Candice Bergen

“We can all do something to help end domestic violence. A Real Man would never abuse his partner or children, and I am proud to put my name to the Women’s Aid Real Man campaign.” ― Ricky Whittle

“Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.” — Charlotte Bunch

“Victims of domestic violence need assistance and deserve justice, I commend the crime unit’s efforts to put offenders behind bars and reach out to victims.” — Bob Riley

Domestic Violence Quotes By Advocates and Survivors

“The most dangerous thing about domestic violence is that it often starts with small acts of cruelty and escalates.” ― Tony Porter

”Domestic violence is not a one-time event, it’s a pattern of behavior.” ― Beverly Gooden

“Domestic violence is not an argument, it’s a crime.” ― Ida B. Wells

Domestic violence is not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue.” ― Emma Watson

“Domestic violence is not a choice, it’s a learned behavior.” ― Andrew Fivecoat

“Domestic violence is not a minor disagreement or a conflict between partners. It is a pattern of intentional and coercive behavior used to maintain power and control.” ―Gwen Carr

“Domestic violence is not just physical, it can be emotional, financial, and sexual.” ― Rachel Louise Snyder

“Domestic violence is not a private matter, it’s a public health crisis.” ― Jill Biden

“Domestic violence is not a love story, it’s an abuse story.” ― Laura Bates

“Domestic violence is not just hitting, it’s control that one person has over the other person.” ― Rosie O’Donnell

Domestic Violence Quotes To Break The Silence

“This is not love. It is a crime… You can’t look the other way just because you have not experienced domestic violence with your own flesh.” — Salma Hayek

“It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser, because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is: kill her.” — Leslie Morgan Steiner

“Domestic violence is a conversation and a concern that is now easily a top-five hot button issue that needs to be addressed in our society.” — Ray McElroy

“Just to be clear… Violence is never okay Attacking another person is not cool It is morally wrong and offensive to hit another person If you support the actions of abuse then you condone the behavior” ― Germany Kent

“Putting up with an abusive person is like living with a pig in a pigsty and pretending not to care about the smell.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Domestic violence is never an acceptable form of communication.” ― Asa Don Brown

“Our society should be safe for women to live, they are prone to rape, domestic violence, and all manner of abuses, we need to do all we can in order for us to protect them from harms.” ― Bamigboye Olurotimi

“People expect all stories of abuse to be loud and angry but they’re not.

Sometimes they’re quiet and cruel and swept under the rug.” ― Trista Mateer

“We are a society of excuses, shame and blame; we avoid accountability and often project our responsibility when involving domestic violence.” ― Asa Don Brown

“To help break the cycle of domestic violence, we must allow survivors to take time off from work without fear of losing their job, to go to court, to see a doctor or to find a safe place to live.” — Lucille Roybal-Allard

Domestic Violence Quotes to Empower and Combat Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is not just a crime; it’s a sin against humanity that we must collectively fight against.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“Love should never hurt. It should never know the cruel fist of violence.” ― Michelle Obama

“Silence in the face of domestic violence perpetuates the cycle. Speak up, break the silence, and save lives.” ― Desmond Tutu

“Real strength is not in the power to harm others, but in the courage to stand against violence and protect the vulnerable.” ― Emma Watson

“Domestic violence is a dark stain on society’s conscience. We must relentlessly work towards its eradication.” ― Kofi Annan

“Empathy and compassion are the antidotes to domestic violence. Let’s foster these qualities in our communities and create a safer world for everyone.” ― Dalai Lama

“Every survivor of domestic violence deserves to be heard, believed, and supported. Let’s create a world where they can heal and thrive.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Love is not control; it’s freedom. Domestic violence shatters the essence of love. Let’s rebuild it with understanding and respect.” ― Angelina Jolie

“Ending domestic violence starts with us – in our homes, in our communities. Let’s teach our children love, not violence.” ― Nelson Mandela

“Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate; it affects people of all backgrounds. We must unite in our efforts to end this epidemic.” ― Malala Yousafzai

Domestic Violence Quotes to Create Awareness and Break the Silence

“Domestic violence is a reflection of our society’s failures. It’s time we rewrite this story with love, respect, and equality.” ― Hillary Clinton

“The scars of domestic violence may not always be visible, but they are real and lasting. Let’s be the healers, not the perpetrators.” ― Ellen DeGeneres

“True strength is in breaking the cycle of violence, not perpetuating it. Let’s choose kindness and empathy over cruelty.” ― Pope Francis

“Domestic violence is a human rights violation that affects us all. Together, we can create a world where no one lives in fear.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“Abuse thrives in silence and secrecy. Let’s break the silence, support survivors, and put an end to domestic violence.” ― Michelle Obama

“Love should empower, not imprison. Let’s redefine love as a force for good and eliminate domestic violence.” ― Emma Watson

“In the fight against domestic violence, our weapon is awareness, our armor is empathy, and our victory is a world free from abuse.” ― Kofi Annan

“The greatest act of love is protecting the ones you love from harm. Let’s choose love over violence in our homes and communities.” ― Dalai Lama

“Domestic violence is a global issue that requires a united front. Together, we can break the chains of abuse and build a safer world.” ― Oprah Winfrey

“Survivors of domestic violence are not weak; they are incredibly strong. Let’s honor their resilience and support their journey to healing.” ― Angelina Jolie

“Emotional abuse is any type of abuse that is not physical in nature. It can include everything from verbal abuse to the silent treatment, domination to subtle manipulation.” ― Beverly Engel

“Yet, when child sex offenders are brought to justice and serve time for their offenses, they are often released into unsuspecting communities and left free to resume their sexual attacks.” ― Bob Ney

“An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.” ― Lord Chesterfield

“As novices, we think we’re entirely responsible for the way people treat us. I have long since learned that we are responsible only for the way we treat people.” ― Rose Wilder Lane

“As a Goodwill Ambassador for UNIFEM, I’ve learned that violence against women knows no boundaries. Join me in helping women worldwide who have suffered unthinkable violence.” ― Nicole Kidman

“The attacks of which I have been the object have broken the spring of life in me… People don’t realize what it feels like to be constantly insulted.” ― Edouard Manet

“Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.” ― Lucille Roybal-Allard

“I represent an affluent district, but when I worked to form my county’s first battered-women’s shelter, some nights there were no beds left. Violence against women crosses all economic lines.” ― Lynn Woolsey


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