Can you spot domestic abuse when you see it? Not all domestic abuse is visible. It’s not always as obvious as we’d assume it to be, and not every victim gets as much attention as Chris Brown and Rihanna. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual, mental, and financial abuse and can affect absolutely anyone. Studies actually show that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime– and that’s not okay. If you know someone in an abusive relationship, please direct them toward the help hotline at thehotline.org. Check out our guide to see how you can help erase abuse with mark. Cosmetics’s m.powerment campaign.
The mark. m.powerment campaign aims to get women in abusive relationships the help they need and also take the stigma out of victimization. Through education and attention to the cause, this organization allows women to confidently voice their concerns — and give them an outlet that listens! Domestic abuse is a problem worth paying attention to, so if a friend comes to you for advice, make sure you offer a listening ear and constructive help.
To show your support and simultaneously contribute to the cause, consider picking up a whistleblower necklace from mark. 100% of profits from the sale price ($18.33) goes directly to mark.’s m.powerment campaign, and you get a double-layered necklace to remind you (or the friend you share it with!) to speak up for injustices. mark. has other give-and-get options, including a chain link bracelet and gorgeous lipstick that also support the cause.
For more information about dating or domestic abuse, and all the latest concerning the effort to eradicate the problem please see loveisrespect.org.