Domestic Violence Informative Speech

narrative Essay
1062 words
1062 words

Introduction I. Attention Getter: According to The National Coalition of Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. A woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the US. II. Reason to listen to the topic: Take a moment and think about the women in your family and in this room. Take a good look around the room; someone in this room has suffered a traumatic experience in their life. You may have that family member who has shown signs and the family couldn’t quite make sense of their behavior or even know how to help the women they care so deeply about. III. Reason to listen to you: Up until fifteen years ago, I never thought I would be a victim of domestic violence. There was no way I was going to allow anyone put their hands on me. As the outsider you hear stories …show more content…

Headline: The Definition of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) a. The term "intimate partner violence" describes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and psychological aggression (including coercive acts) by a current or former intimate partner. Examples of intimate partners include current or former spouses, boyfriends or girlfriends, dating partners, or sexual partners. IPV can occur between heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy. Now that I have shared with you the definition of an IPV and a few examples, I will now like to share 2012 North Carolina Statistics for Violent Deaths related to IPV. II. Headline: Four types of Intimate Partner Violence a. Physical Violence The intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing death, disability, injury, or harm. Physical violence includes, but is not limited to, scratching; pushing; shoving; throwing; grabbing; biting; choking; shaking; aggressive hair pulling; slapping; punching; hitting; burning; use of a weapon; and use of restraints or one 's body, size, or strength against another person. b. Sexual

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that 1 in 3 women are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. a woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the us.
  • Narrates how they never thought they would be a victim of domestic violence — they were forgiving and blind to love, but they stayed and never told anyone.
  • Explains that by understanding the types of violence that women endure, we can take action to stop it before it starts in the community.
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