- Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
- Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
- Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
It was a Sunday afternoon when I had just returned from church. I received a call from my mother-in-law asking where my husband was, to which I replied at work. She then asked me was I sitting down, and then she told me. “Charlice is dead”. I was in shock and then it hit me and I began to cry. I had met Charlice on a couple different occasions and she was just a fun person to be around. Very happy spirited and very welcoming even when my husband and I were dating she let me hang at her house until my husband was able to get off work and take me to this concert.
Charlice was my husband’s cousin and my mother-in-laws niece. She was 40 years old and stabbed to death by her husband.
Charlice was an unfortunate victim of domestic violence. And sadly taken way too soon! She leaves behind 5 beautiful daughters, all under the age of 21.
Domestic violence is REAL people and is so difficult to take when another person has taken a family members life!