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Key Facts
* Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted. (RAINN)
* Somewhere in America a woman is battered, usually by her intimate partner, every 15 seconds. (UN Study On The Status of Women, Year 2000)
* 40% of women murdered by their partners were Filipinas. (1998 Homicide Survey, San Francisco District Attorney's Office )
* About 44% of rape victims are under age 18, and 80% are under age 30. (RAINN)
* An estimated one million children, mostly girls, enter the sex trade each year (UNICEF)
Every Two and a Half Minutes
Every two and a half minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted. How'd we come up with that number? Here's the math.
There are 525,600 minutes in a non-leap year (365 days x 24 hours x 60 minutes = 525,600). That makes 31,536,000 seconds per year (525,600 minutes x 60 seconds = 31,536,000).
According to the US Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey — the country's largest and most reliable crime study — there were an average of 200,780 sexual assaults each year in 2004-2005 (the most recent data available).
So: 31,536,000 divided by 200,780 comes out to one sexual assault every 157 seconds, or about one every two and a half minutes.
PLEASE support our benefit productions - V-Day Filipina 2007 - The Vagina Monologues and Usaping Puki (Tagalog version) and HELP end violence against Filipina women and girls!


MommyBa said...

These are horrifying numbers! Oh my! If only I was there, then I would really go and see you perform. Besides, it's been such a long time now since the last time I saw you on stage.

Break a leg, girl! I'm one w/ you in your cause!


bernalesfamily said...

thank you so much! i know the stats are scary. just last week a filipina was murdered by her husband in Jersey City =( we're hoping that our performances will shed light on this issue and help the organizations stop the violence on women, especially us pinays.

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