True Romance, Battered Women - CNN iReport (video)

A movie scene that illustrates a women lying about the bruises on her face caused by physical violence to hide the cause, usually a battered women but not the case in this movie.

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Nearly three in four family violence victims are female – 73%. (US Bureau of Justice, June 2005)

Domestic violence is the major cause of death and disability for European women aged 16 to 44 and accounts for more death and ill-health than cancer or traffic accidents. (reported by Amnesty International)

Studies in the US, Israel, Canada, Australia, and South Africa found that 40-70% of female murder victims were killed by husbands or boyfriends. (World Health Organization)