6 Strong Latinas Who Overcame Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to bring awareness to the issue in hopes of ending the cycle of abuse. One in four women are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives, with 20 percent of women in Hispanic households suffering partner violence. It's up to us to stop the abuse! If you or someone you know is being abused, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). These amazing Latinas overcame abuse and are bringing awareness to the issue -- it's time to join them in the cause.

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