We are deeply saddened and outraged by the recent killing of George Floyd and the repeated violence against black men and women. The protests have shined a spotlight on the harmful effects of racism and inequality. Furthermore, the public response has highlighted the subsequent racial trauma that our black communities have not only endured for centuries but continue to face today.
The Dock Ellis Foundation is dedicated to bringing Justice and awareness to the many issues our communities endure daily. As leaders, we must advocate to advance civil rights and cultivate an anti-racist climate necessary to meet the needs of those most affected. We commit to recognize and respond against acts of injustice and racial inequity. Now is the time to act. Systemic change begins with knowledge, discussion and informed actions. We stand with those who are fighting for social justice and we want to amplify their voices .
The Dock Ellis foundation is here to assist the minority community in many ways.
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The statistics on domestic violence in the United States are disturbing. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Each year, domestic violence is estimated to affect 10 million people in the United States.
Yet for Black women, the numbers are even more stark. More than 40% of Black women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, according to the Institute of Women’s Policy Research’s Status of Black Women in the United States. In comparison, 31.5% of all women will experience domestic violence. A report from the National Center for Victims of Crime found that 53.8% of Black women had experienced psychological abuse, while 41.2% of Black women had experienced physical abuse.
More disturbingly, Black women are 2.5 times more likely to be murdered by men than white women. In the overwhelming majority of these cases — 92% — the person who killed them knew their victim. 56% of these homicides were committed by a current or former intimate partner. Nearly all —92% — of these killings were intra-racial, which means that they were committed by a Black man against a Black woman.
What, then, can be done about the epidemic of violence facing Black women? The first and perhaps most important thing that we can all do is address the root causes of domestic violence, such as the objectification and degradation of women in media, rape culture, harmful gender norms, the pay gap, and other forms of inequality.. The underlying causes of domestic violence are the same for all women — and are often more pronounced for Black women. By taking on these issues directly, we can reduce the incidence of domestic violence for all women — and in particular, Black women who are even more impacted by these factors.
We can also work to combat racism. We know that one of the main reasons that Black women do not report or seek help for domestic violence is racism. By championing anti-racist policies and challenging racism in our personal lives, we can dismantle one of the major hurdles to reducing the incidence of domestic violence in the Black community.
At the same time, we should focus on intersectionality — which means acknowledging the way our different identities intersect. For example, a Black woman will experience domestic violence differently because they face both racism and sexism. A woman with a disability may face an additional challenge in getting access to services. By being mindful of these realities, we can better understand and advocate for equality.
At The Dock Ellis Foundation, we provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and other types of crimes and abuse. Our services are offered to all women, children and men — and to people of every race. Reach out today at 1-888-832-2272 to learn more about how we can help, or simply to speak to a trained crisis counselor.
An advocate provides emotional support, advocacy, and access to victim assistance services. A crisis counselor advocate is there to support you and can answer any questions you may have, as well as provide information and referrals. An advocate will also offer you follow-up care such as in-person counseling, assistance with law enforcement concerns, and accompaniments to future court hearings and legal interviews.
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We work with victims of any crime -- burglary, arson, police brutality, criminal injustice,identity theft, as well as homicide, child abuse, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. We are an advocacy organization committed to -- and working on behalf of -- crime victims and their families. Your donation will help provide crime victims with the rights, protections, and services they need to rebuild their lives.