What is the connection between domestic violence, sexual assault, and reproductive justice and how does it impact Black women?

January 20, 2021

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“Black women have a complicated historical and contemporary relationship with domestic violence and sexual abuse within the United States. This has resulted in the highest rates of both domestic violence and sexual abuse victimization for Black women than any other ethnic/racial group.

  • An estimated 45.1% of Black women experience contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 5% of Black women experience some form of contact sexual violence during their lifetime.
  • 2% of Black women report being raped during their lifetime.”

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