“Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States” (Jones 87).
Every twelve seconds, a woman is beaten by a man (Jones 6).
Women who live in violent households experience intense feelings of fear, panic, and anxiety (Jones 87).
Many experience feelings of depression and shame, because they feel guilty about staying in their current situation (Jones 87).
The Brothers retreated from the orphanage in 1912 after further cases of sexual abuse.
From the late 1980s the alleged sexual abuse of children came to public attention.
Five crèche staff were arrested during 1992, but only one – the sole male, Peter Ellis – stood trial.
He was convicted of sexual violation, indecent assault, and performing (or inducing to perform) indecent acts on seven children in his care.
Some cases made household names of murdered children: Delcelia Witika, sexually abused and beaten to death by her caregiver in 1991; Craig Manukau, killed in 1992; Riri-O-Te-Rangi (James) Whakaruru, murdered in 1999; Saliel and Olympia Aplin, stabbed to death in 2001; twin babies Chris and Cru Kahui, who died in 2006 after suffering massive brain damage; Nia Glassie, who suffered ongoing abuse before her death in 2007.
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