Domestic Violence in the Deaf Community: There’s a good chance that someone you know is a victim of domestic violence. Approximately 28% of all violence directed toward women is done by their partners and this includes physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, and financial abuse. Spreading the word about domestic violence in the Deaf community, however, is not always an easy task. Even though there are plenty of brochures and books available on domestic violence, very few, if any, are aimed specifically at Deaf people.
A preview clip of a new film by the Deaf-run company, Mosdeux, titled “Til Domestic Violence Do Us Part”, suggests this is about to change. Taking an innovative approach to illustrating domestic violence in the Deaf community, the film is produced in a captivating movie style, in contrast to the typical educational film approach. The impact is powerful and we hope many Deaf people have a chance to view this film. The film will be out this October in honor of National Domestic Violence month. You can purchase it in advance here.
Coming in September: ASC will once again be partnering with the Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) this fall to offer weekly support groups for Deaf women who have experienced domestic violence. An announcement will be sent out soon, but feel free to contact us anytime at email@example.com if you have questions.