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Persuasive Essay On Abuse

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We all know the feeling you get inside when you got yelled at when you were a small, innocent child. Or how you feel when you get ignored while you are talking with your friends, having a laugh. The feelings of scaredness and loneliness eat you out from the inside and you can’t bear the pain as tears threaten to fall. There are people who are unfortunate enough to experience these feelings every day to a higher degree, known as abuse. Abuse has always been something that intrigued me. All around the world, there are people who are experiencing abuse at any given moment. You never know if someone who is close to you, someone who you see every day, is experiencing abuse. And that is a huge problem that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. There is no way to stop all abuse that goes on in the world, let alone Hawaii. According to Hawaii Says No More, there are nearly 6,000 suspected cases that are reported in Hawaii annually. Every day 575 domestic violence survivors in Hawaii seek support from local programs. In Hawaii alone, 50,000 women between the ages of 18 and 64 are victims of domestic violence yearly. 1 in 7 women in Hawaii has been a victim of rape in their lifetime. Think about it. There is a population of about 953,207, according to World Population Review. That is about 136,173 women, in Hawaii alone, who will have been a victim of rape. If nothing is done, these numbers will continue to grow. Alcohol and drugs are two variables that play a
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