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What Women Experience In The World

Every 9 seconds that it takes for you to read this article will equate to a woman somewhere in the United States being beaten or assaulted. Trigger warning: Some of the statistics listed below may include triggering terms and descriptions. If you are feeling vulnerable and triggered, please call a trusted friend or professional. If you are experiencing domestic violence of any kind, please call the domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

  • Compared to 1 in 4 men, 1 out of every 3 women will experience physical violence from an intimate partner, including sexual violence and stalking.
  • Compared to 1 in 7 men, 1 out of every 4 women will experience severe physical violence from an intimate partner
  • Compared to 1 in 18 men, 1 in 7 women has been stalked to the point of feeling afraid or convinced they, or someone close to them, might be killed.
  • Compared to 1 in 71 men, 1 out of every 5 women has been raped in her lifetime.
  • 65% of women have experienced harassment on the street
  • 18-24 years of age is the most common set of years for a woman to be abused by an intimate partner.

Women experience the world in a different way than men do and respond to the world in a different way than men do.  Women are twice as likely than men to develop post traumatic stress disorder due to the severity of what they are more likely than men to experience in life. Post traumatic stress disorder can lead to substance use disorders in women, who experience addiction more progressively and severely than men as well.

The female alcoholic or addict receives a particular shame and stigma for not meeting the responsibilities of motherhood, domestic partnership, or vocational responsibilities. On top of the expectations of everyday life, women are expected to simply accept the inevitabilities of their life when it comes to abuse, discrimination, violence, and trauma.

Treatment is a critical time in a woman’s life where for the first time she can process and cope with the grief she has accumulated over many years. Women have a remarkable and distinct strength which brings them out of the deep well dug by addiction and into the light of recovery. When a woman can apply her resiliency to recovery, her life becomes a revolutionary example set to other women around the world.


Villa Tranquil offers a new women’s-only transitional living facility to Jupiter Farms, Florida. Our unique program gives women a safe space to continue recovering under the careful and compassionate watch of a clinical team in an abstinence-focused environment. Creating new lives in recovery, women graduate our homes empowered in their ability to thrive. Call us today for information: 214-799-3080