7 in 10 women experience physical or sexual violence.

A woman in an abusive relationship leaves 5 to 7 times before leaving her abuser for good.

603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not considered a crime.

1 in 4 women experience physical or sexual violence during pregnancy.

Women aged 15-44 are more at risk for rape and domestic violence than for cancer, car accidents, war or malaria.

Every year 1 in 3 women, victims of domestic violence, are murdered by their partners.

Women physically or sexually abused by their partners are twice as likely to have an abortion.

Violence against women is not confined to social or economic status. It can happen to anyone.

Women physically or sexually abused by their partners are twice as likely to become depressed.

You can leave

Even if you have never suffered domestic violence, you know a woman that has suffered, or worse, that is suffering right now. Don’t look away, don’t say it’s a couple’s business, it’s actually your business too.

Get help here:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
She is Rising

A collaboration between Josefinas x Jacqueline Bissett

For the first time ever, there are Josefinas t-shirts. And they support victims of domestic violence through ‘She Is Rising’.

Domestic violence is a crime that happens behind closed doors, with hundreds of thousands of women suffering in silence. ‘You Can Leave’ special edition, tells the stories of three abused women, and reflects the most common excuses given to families and friends when bruises start to show – “I walked into something”, “I ran into a door”, “I fell down the stairs”.

These t-shirts have the signature of British artist Jacqueline Bissett, well-known for her hand rendered fashion illustrations.

I Walked Into Something
I Ran Into A Door
I Fell Down The Stairs

Help a survivor become a leader

In association with


Per month provides mentoring, leadership development and educational opportunities for one survivor.


Per month provides trauma informed counseling and life coaching for one survivor.


Provides a full weekend recovery retreat, food, lodging and travel expenses for one survivor.


Provides a year of tutoring, GED completion support, vocational training and job placement for one survivor.

We are giving 30% on each sale!

Shoe Laces

You Can Leave Shoe Laces

This Special Edition of Shoe Laces contributes directly to help women victims of domestic violence through the non-profit organization She Is Rising - we are helping A Survivor Become A Leader. Each pair of shoe laces has 5 symbols with the following meaning: No controlling; No guilt; No intimidation; No shame; No violence. And it also has a #proudtobeawoman hashtag!
Use them proudly!