In recent years, we’ve seen a lot of progress in the fight against domestic violence. From increased awareness to stronger legislation, stiffer penalties, and better services, there’s been a lot of positives to come out of it all. Unfortunately, though, the 2020s have so far shown us that America is still struggling with this issue right along with other nations and has yet to find an answer for how to completely eradicate it from society.
One in three women and one in four men have been the victim of physical violence by an intimate partner at least once in their lifetime–and most experts agree these numbers are underreported. For this reason, it’s important once in a while to review human stories and news articles to raise our awareness and learn. Let’s take a look at some of the more important and higher-profile domestic violence stories since the 2020s began.