REAL MAD

Men Against Domestic Violence

“Real Men Delivering The Difference" 

Mission Statement

Real Men Against Domestic Violence or Real MAD is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing domestic violence in South Carolina, ensuring that services focus on victim safety and offender accountability. REALMAD was founded 2008 and since then we have been working to get men involved in being the solution to ending violence against women.

Real Men Against Domestic Violence has worked to create and support the social change necessary to prevent and confront all forms of domestic violence. REAL MAD'S vision for the future is that the collective voices of Men in the community will strengthen public and private responses towards a proactive approach regarding Domestic Violence. REAL MAD will achieve our mission through education, activism, training, prevention, technical assistance, legislative development and advocacy, and leadership development. 

Our Mission

To end all forms of violence to females and males. Also to promote peace in our homes, schools and communities. 

To provide proactive strategies that intervenes on the cycle of abuse and violence. We seek to reduce the impact of domestic violence on children and the next generations.

1,707 women were killed nationwide by men in 2011





Of the 1,707 women; 61 were in South Carolina.





Of those killed nationally, 94 percent were murdered by a man they knew.





Of those murdered by a man they knew in South Carolina it was 63 percent





3 in 4 women (76%) who reported they had been raped and/or physically assaulted since age 18 said that an intimate partner (current or former husband, cohabiting partner, or date) committed the assault.





Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.





The health-related costs of intimate partner violence exceed $5.8 billion each year. Of that amount, nearly $4.1 billion are for direct medical and mental health care services, and nearly $1.8 billion are for the indirect costs of lost productivity or wages.





In 2012, there were a total of 48 people murdered by a household member, according to South Carolina definition. Of those 48 people, 39 were women, constituting 81% of the total, and 9 men, constituting 19% of the total.





The demographics of the victims were as follows: 54% were White, 44% were African American, and 2% were Asian. The average age of these victims was 45 years old.





In 2013, there were a total of 46 people murdered by a household member, according to the South Carolina definition. Of those 46 people, 38 were women, constituting 83 percent of the total, and 8 were men, constituting 17 percent of the total.





The demographics of the victims were as follows: 65 percent were White, 33 percent were African American, and 2 percent were Asian. The average age of these victims was 41 years old.





1 and 3 teens experience some type of dating abuse in the US, That's more than 1.5 millions a year.






WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?  SOME SOBBERING FACTS

Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence is any behavior intended to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Abuse is a learned behavior anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses do not cause it. Anybody can be a victim, regardless of wealth, race, age, religion, or education. 

Real MAD

  • REAL MAD-REAL MEN AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ... is a grassroots, community driven, non-profit organization in Charleston South Carolina; that strives to provide ongoing domestic violence awareness, prevention, and education in South Carolina. 

  • REAL MAD- is proactive and ready and able to reach out to educate and encourage those who are living and have lived with domestic violence. 

  • REAL MAD- The organization works with children, teens, men, women and is willing to lend helping hands to everyone in need. 

  • REAL MAD-will work to break the Cycle of Abuse and Violence, to reduce the impact of domestic violence on children and the next generation. 

  • REAL MAD-build awareness through the public and private sector. 

  • REAL MAD-Saves Lives. 

  • REAL MAD- A safe haven for the abused and the abused family. 

  • REAL MAD- Provide help for the abuser through education, training and counseling 

  • REAL MAD- Will achieve the mission through activism, training, prevention, technical assistance, legislative development, leadership development and advocacy 

  • REAL MAD- Provide proactive strategies that intervene on the cycle of abuse and violence. 

  • REAL MAD-Seek to reduce the impact of Domestic Violence on the community. 

  • REAL MAD-Promote peace in homes, schools and communities. 

  • REAL MAD- Proactive education in schools to kids 5th grade threw college.

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