world. Depending on which one you consult, anywhere from 35 to 70
percent of women worldwide will be a victim of domestic violence at some
point in their lives. Fortunately, the United States has some of the
strongest domestic violence laws on the books of any nation in the
world. Even so, a disturbing 20 people become domestic violence victims
every minute in America.
However, one may ask the question "What about the rest of the world?"
Unfortunately, there are about 600 million women worldwide that live in
countries without any domestic violence legislation or protection. Human
rights groups and activists are working hard to change this and an
an increasing number are now passing or have recently passed laws to
to protect individuals from domestic violence.
In 2003 only 45 nations had passed domestic violence legislation. As of
2011 that number has climbed to 125 countries. Overall, people are
seeing a worldwide trend to protect individuals in their homes and let
abusive partners know that kind of behavior will not be tolerated. If
you have been charged with a domestic assault or any crime and you live
in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne or
anywhere in the state of Vermont, call Handy Law for aggressive and
experienced legal defense.