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rally large sign IMG_1722IMG_1832IMG_1789Did you know that:

  • In a single day in 2011, 1,317 victims of domestic violence were served by community-based programs in Colorado.
  • Forty-seven percent of women in Colorado aged 18 and older (approximately 897,000?
    women) have experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime, which is a
    slightly higher proportion than in the United States overall (45 percent)?
  • Colorado has the sixth highest lifetime prevalence of rape in the nation: nearly one in
    four women in the state (24 percent, or an estimated 451,000) has been a victim of rape?
  • In 2011, a total of 2,236 forcible rapes were reported by law enforcement agencies in Colorado, which represents a three percent increase from the number of forcible rapes reported in 2010 (Colorado Bureau of Investigation 2011a)?
  • On average, 33 percent of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner?
  • Colorado’s rate of female victimization from rape is the sixth highest in the nation: nearly one in four women aged 18 and older in the state—an estimated 451,000, or 24 percent—has been raped in her lifetime, compared with 18 percent of women in the United States as a whole?

*Statistics from The Status of Women and Girls in Colorado Report, Colorado Women’s Foundation.

With these frightening statistics in mind we are taking action.

 

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