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AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Fact is: cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!

 

The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance she has of beating it. 

 

Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined.

 

Fortunately, we can change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. 

 

In 2021, an estimated 281,550, new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnoses in women in the United States, along with 49,290 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. 

 

About 43,600 women in the U.S. are expected to died in 2021 from breast cancer.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Violence against women and girls occurs in many different forms—physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial, and even through technology.

It is a worldwide public health crisis and human rights violation of epidemic proportions.

Although there has been substantial progress in reducing domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute.

California has the following statistics for the year 2021 with 27.30% domestic violence against women and 32.90% domestic violence against men.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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Despite increased international attention and resources from states and other non-governmental institutions, the number of people falling victim to human trafficking around the world continues to grow.

Between 2008 and 2019 the number of human trafficking victims identified worldwide more than tripled from 30,961 to 105,787.

In the United States, human trafficking tends to occur around international travel-hubs with large immigrant populations notably California, Texas and Georgia.  The US Justice Department estimates that 35,500-150,500 people enter illegally into the country every year.