Gendered Violence

Gendered Violence

Gendered violence impacts every community.

Gendered Violence is a serious issue across the globe. Gendered violence includes Intimate Partner Violence, Rape / Sexual Assault, Stalking, Voyeurism/Peeping, Unwanted Touching, and Sexual Harassment. This discussion will examine various forms of violence, the cycle of violence, as well as causes and the impact IPV has on various communities. This unit examines IPV through an intersectional lens and attempts to understand how power and violence work in concert. Length: 2 hours

Intimate Partner Violence

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

• 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, approximately 15 calls every minute. • Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime. • Having a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide by at least 500%. • 72% of all murder-suicides involved an intimate partner; 94% of the victims of these crimes are female.

Domestic Violence in New Jersey

• There were 65,060 domestic violence offenses reported by the police in 2012, a 7 percent decrease compared to the 70,311 reported in 2011. 

• Children were involved or present during 29 percent of all domestic violence offenses occurring in 2012. Specifically, 4 percent (2,298) were involved and 25 percent (16,534) were present.

• Wives were the victims in 16 percent (10,829) and ex-wives were the victims in 3 percent (2,187) of the reported domestic violence offenses in 2012. Overall, females were victims in 75 percent (48,697) of all domestic violence offenses.

• The number of domestic violence complaints that had prior court orders issued against the offender decreased from 13,099 in 2011 to 11,494 in 2012. This is a decrease of 12 percent.

• Domestic violence offenses arising from a dating relationship accounted for 14 percent (9,370) of the state total.