Fact #1: Over 22 million women in the United States have been raped in their lifetime.
(National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010) Fact #2: 18.3% of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape.
Preventing Dating Violence Dating violence can happen to any teen regardless of gender, race, socio-economic status, or whether or not they have experience with dating.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 adolescents experiences verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner each year. Dating violence includes any behavior that is used to manipulate, gain control, gain power; cause fear, or make a dating partner feel bad about himself or herself.
Fact #10: More than 75% of female victims were raped or sexually assaulted before age 25.(Department of Justice 2010) Fact #8: Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.(Department of Justice 2010) Fact #9: Most female victims are raped before the age of 25, and almost half of female victims are under the age of 18.Soroptimist/Live Your is pleased to announce the launch of our new global program for girls.Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. Throughout history women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender.