Stitches Women’s Initiatives has created another program addressing women’s issues surrounding the often unspoken acts of domestic and sexual abuse.  Did you know: Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup. Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends. Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern. Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs. There are 1,200 women’s shelters specializing in abuse toward women in the United States yet there are more than 3,300  animal shelters.
Below you will find links to our doll collections which tell the stories of survival of women who have endured abuse and who want to share  their stories  with you.
STITCHES Womens Iniaitives 28056 Palomino Drive Warren, MI 48093  Phone: 586-873-8034