How to Support the Safety of Black Women Survivors of Domestic of Violence

October 2021

An article from National Black Women’s Justice Institute


“Black women in the United States are especially vulnerable to domestic violence, having reported a higher lifetime prevalence of physical violence, sexual violence, and psychological aggression relative to women of other races according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. This vulnerability increases with marginalized statuses and structural disadvantage: Black women with lower incomes, living in under-resourced communities, who are younger in age, disabled, or queer have higher incidence rates of domestic violence.”

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