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In ELLE‘s March 2021 cover story, FKA twigs opens up about her abusive relationship with Shia LaBeouf, and the bombshell lawsuit she filed against him accusing him of sexual battery, assault, and infliction of emotional distress. “It’s hard to do this publicly,” the singer said. “But I want people to know my story. If I can’t help people through my experience, it makes my experience 10 times worse.” Twigs’ experience with domestic violence is an all too common problem for women and girls around the world. According to UN Women, 35 percent of women globally “have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, or sexual violence by a non-partner.”
“35 percent of women globally “have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence, or sexual violence by a non-partner.”
Below, five organizations we’re encouraging ELLE readers to donate to to help end intimate partner violence. In addition, beginning February 17th, 50% of proceeds from purchases of the Danessa Myricks Beauty Dew Wet Balm will go to The National Domestic Abuse Hotline.
The Hotline is the only national, full-service hotline that answers the call 24/7 for survivors and concerned friends, family members, co-workers, and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone experiencing relationship abuse.
Founded in November 2015, Sistah Space is a community-based non-profit initiative created to bridge the gap in domestic abuse services for African heritage women and girls.
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. Our mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)’s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism.
Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence is a health and social justice nonprofit with a simple mission: to heal those among us who are traumatized by violence today – and to create healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow.
FreeFrom is a national organization, based in Los Angeles, whose mission is to dismantle the nexus between intimate partner violence and financial insecurity.
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