TEXAS - Research shows domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States.
That's more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.
Teresa Hawley-Howard, the author of 'Women on a Mission' wrote a book to empower women going through domestic violence situations.
"I came from over 20 years of domestic violence and in those 20 years I was always told to be quiet," said Hawley-Howard.
She said, "I couldn't express myself."
Over 50 women from Australia, Africa and Canada shared stories of domestic violence in Teresa's book.
Statisctics show three to four million women in the U.S. are beaten in their homes each year by a partner.
"No matter who you are or what your age is, writing will empower you," said Hawley-Howard.
"It will help you take back a power if you don't have it or it'll help you give to the next generation," said Hawley-Howard.
If you'd like to purchase Hawley-Howard's book, please visit Amazon:
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