The Truth on Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is still the most common cause of injuries to women. A few days ago, TERRES DES FEMMES drew attention to this fact with a public awareness promotion campaign: the women`s rights organization handed out the specifically developed make up “ The Truth” to passers-by in the Sony Center at Postdamer Platz in Berlin. What makes the “The Truth” make up special is the fact that it uncovers – instead of covering up! It is not skin-colored, but contains blue theater make-up. On the back of the package you will find an educational text with information about the organization and request for donations. The promotion was filmed by a camera team and put on the Terres des Femmes YouTube channel.
Domestic violence is the most common cause of injuries of women. Sad but true: women are most in danger in there own homes. Globally – as well as in Germany. Domestic violence is the most common cause of injuries of women – even more common than traffic accidents and cancer put together. The risk of women suffering physical violence from a partner is higher than the risk of suffering physical violence from a stranger. Education, income, age and religion have no influence. In Germany every forth women is or was a victim of violence. Their own homes are the most dangerous place for women. Every year 40 000 women escape with their children to women’s refuges ad shelters.