Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Poor Economy Tied To Rise In Domestic Abuse

DALLAS (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Everyone is taking a hit due to the economic downturn, but sadly, some more than others.

Mary Kay beauty company has conducted a “Truths About Abuse” survey which reveals that domestic violence is on the rise due to the current economic crisis.

Three out of four domestic violence shelters report an increase in battered women since September 2008 – a major turning point in the U.S. economy.

Moreover, 73 percent attribute the rise in abuse to financial issues, 61 percent blame subsequent stress, and 49 percent say job loss fuels violence.

About 44 percent of shelters in the Midwest say that even the loss of a home or vehicle is a factor in the rise of abuse.

To combat the terrible trend, Mary Kay Inc. has launched “Beauty That Counts,” a campaign through December 15, 2009, where $1 from each sale of Beauty That Counts Creme Lipstick in Pink Passion and Gingerbread goes toward helping women and children of domestic violence.

The company is donating nearly $2 million for abuse prevention and education efforts.

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