Sunday, January 5, 2014

Keira Knightley Hits Back At Domestic Violence

Keira Knightley

I know this PSA by the lovely and talented Ms. Keira Knightley is not new, it was done around the time Chris Brown beat up Rhianna, but it is powerful and the subject matter bears to be kept in our consciousness.

Ms Knightley had this to say about the PSA against domestic violence when she did it:

"I wanted to take place in this advert for Women's Aid because while domestic violence exists in every section of society, we rarely hear about it," Knightley said. "We may not think we know someone who has experienced domestic violence, but this does not mean that it is not happening."

Here are the facts:

  • 1 in 4 women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime
  • Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
  • On average, more than three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partners in this country every day.
Here is the PSA. Heads Up, very strong violent content, but very effective.

In the US to learn more go to:

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