NCADV has already shared 2020's most-read news stories and guest blog posts. Now, it's time to reveal the top 5 most-read blog posts of the year.
#5 Quick Guide: Economic and Financial Abuse
April is recognized as Financial Literacy Month in the U.S., and it's a topic we here at NCADV believe is an important one for domestic violence victims and survivors. Up to 99% of domestic violence victims experience economic abuse during an abusive relationship, and finances are often cited as the biggest barrier to leaving an abusive partner.
#4 What Domestic Violence Organizations Need to Know About the Coronavirus
Like you, NCADV has been closely monitoring the impact and potential consequences of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We honor your tenacity, creativity and strength as you work to continue providing such critical services during these uncertain times to those in crisis, despite the risks, the fear, the constant changes, and the newly developing obstacles. As such, we hope the following material helps streamline information and resources for you so you can continue providing those critical services.
#3 Quick Guide: Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
Sexual violence refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse. In the United States, 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime, and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men will experience sexual violence victimization other than rape. With the recent #MeToo movement, sexual violence has never been such a large part of our national conversation. But what about sexual abuse victims whose abusers are not a stranger or an acquaintance? What about victims who are sexually abused by an intimate partner?
#2 Quick Guide to Stalking: 16 Important Statistics and What You Can Do About It
Stalking is something many victims and survivors of domestic violence must contend with as part of their abuser’s pattern of control and power, as former and current intimate partners often use stalking to terrorize their victims.
#1 Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community
Because the majority of the domestic violence awareness movement has focused on heterosexual relationships, members of the LGBTQ community have been largely left out of the movement. However, recent research shows that LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts.