Now that warmer weather is just around the corner it is time for outdoor recreational activities like running, jogging or spending time at your favorite public park. When you are away from home with your friends or alone you want to feel safe and secure. The statistics of violence against women in the United States are alarming.
” (national data) * One in three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime.
(Source: Sexual Assault Experiences and Perceptions of Community Response to Sexual Assault, 2001)
* One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime.
(Source: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
* On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.
(Source: Family Violence Prevention Fund)
* Every nine seconds, a woman is beaten in the United States.
(Source: American Institute on Domestic Violence 2001)
* Women ages 20-34 endure the highest rates of domestic violence.
(Source: American Institute on Domestic Violence 2001)
* Only about one in five domestic violence victims with physical injuries seek professional medical treatment.
(Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics)
* Sexual violence starts very early in life. More than half of all rapes of women (54%) occur before age 18; 22% of these rapes occur before age 12.
(Source: Tjaden and Thoennes, 2000)
* Intimate partner violence is the leading cause of injury to women. It affects 1-3 million women a year in the U.S., making it more common than muggings, stranger rapes and car accidents combined.
(Source: Frisso JA et al., 1996. Tjaden P, Thoennes N, 1998)
* Domestic crime against adults accounts for almost 15% of total crime costs: over $67 billion per year.
(Source: Victim Cost and Consequences: A New Look. National Institute of Justice Research Report, Jan. 1996)”
These figures can and should change if more women are educated on self defense and arm themselves with a personal safety alarm. Ila Security has created a brand new line of stylish personal safety accessories designed to empower women so they can feel comfortable and confident while away from home or home alone.
“ila Security was launched in 2008, a joint collaboration with global communications agency BBH, whose clients include Audi, British Airways and Lynx/Axe. Its creation addresses what was a significant gap in the global market in the area of stylish female safety and personal security accessories.
A 2010 YouGov/Glamour magazine survey reveals that 68% of women are seriously concerned about their personal safety – and the same women also want to look stylish and fashionable. In response to this need, ila Security provides a must-have range of accessories that are chic, feminine and versatile.” www.ilasecurity.com
The Healthy Moms Magazine believes that safety is important. Health and safety go hand in hand. As moms we want to stay healthy and live to watch our children grow up. We should also protect ourselves from dangerous acts of violence. Our children need us.
As your life gets busier you may find yourself alone and in an uncomfortable situation. Maybe your job requires you to travel to an unfamiliar city or you need to run errands after dark. An Ila personal safety alarm will help you feel confident and in control. They have a wide selection of stylish alarms designed for travel, home or working out.
Not only are these devises cute they are also discreet. At first glance potential attackers may think that they are just charms, keychains or jewelry instead of personal alarms. The sounds they emit are loud and piercing and can be heard from several feet away. Ila personal alarms are also reliable with long lasting batteries. This product is a must have for busy women concerned about personal safety.
*Disclosure: I received an Ila Pebble and Ila Dusk personal alarm from Ila Security Limited in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.
The Healthy Moms Magazine and Ila Security is giving away two Ila Dusks to lucky readers. All you need to do is leave a comment to enter. Contest ends on March 29, 2011 at midnight PST.
For extra entries:
Subscribe to our Healthy Living Newsletter
Follow This blog with Google Friend Connect
E mail the link to our site or this contest to a friend (make sure you BCC talbertcascia @ yahoo dot com so I have proof of the e mail)
Add The Healthy Moms Magazine to your blogroll.
Blog about this contest. Make sure you include a link back.
For every entry including extra entries please leave a separate comment. Winners will be chosen randomly from the comments and e mails that I receive. The contest ends on March 29, 2011 midnight PST and is open to anyone in the US. Please leave your e mail address in your comments. All comments without e mail addresses will be disqualified.
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, manages Mom’s Natural Health and Wellness Shop, is a Coach for Beachbody and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge.