First off, DEMi would like to take our hats off to the state of Nebraska for being the very first to abolish marital rape exemption all the way back in 1976. What a great way to celebrate the bi-centennial and push yourselves and the rest of the country into the future. Congratulations on setting the standard and placing it high before others could see that abuse within marriage is STILL ABUSE.
The Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition (NDVSAC) answered 70,000 calls in its various 24 hour hotlines from 2003-2004.
DEMi tips our hats off to your hotline workers who staff those phones and clearly help so many people.
Wow, Nebraska is sure stepping up in the world of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
That said, as always, the picture isn't always so rosy.
Of the 30 child deaths in Nebraska from 1998 - 2003, 46% were a direct result of domestic violence.
46% of those little angels died because of abuse.
What if they had a button to push to summon help? Save their OWN lives? What if their bigger brothers or sisters could have pushed it for them?
DEMi doesn't just provide one pendant. On request, we can provide multiple pendants so all children old enough to understand the meaning of an emergency can push the button in an emergency. And if they push it by accident, it's no problem. They say the safe word, say oops, and the day moves on just like nothing ever happened.
Help DEMi never see a statistic like this again. If you are aware of a child who is suffering from domestic violence, be a positive force in their life and encourage them and their abused loved ones to seek help.