Since then, our Sisters across the nation have committed their efforts in volunteering with shelters and organizations, and to help raise funds for this cause. Our Sisters seek to spread awareness of this cause to build support in our communities year-round. In addition, during Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, Alpha Phi Gamma joins together on a national level to volunteer time, raise awareness and help fundraise for this important cause.
In November 2009, Alpha Phi Gamma strengthened their commitment by becoming a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The NCADV is a non-profit grassroots membership organization working to:
- Eliminate Domestic Violence
- Empower Victims of Domestic Violence
- Unite Our Voices
- Alert and Educate the Public
- Build Partnerships
Join Alpha Phi Gamma and the NCADV to stop domestic violence and make Every Home a Safe Home!
Violence against women can occur on public streets. Many occur in the seclusion of a private residence. Either way, its effects scar the face of our Nation. Many acts of abuse can spill over into schools and places of work, and it affects people from every walk of life. Violence toward women also affects the children in our lives. Whether they are witnesses to abuse or taking it first-hand they are also victims. Exposing children to abuse in their childhood can cause chain reactions as they continue to grow to adulthood.
Many women today are affected by violence, but are afraid and believe they have no place to go for help. The only way to help these women is by learning how to help them and doing it. If you or someone you know is affected by violence – NOW is the time to take hold of this issue. Being proactive is the only way to prevent Violence Toward Women.
Statistics of Violence Against Women
- 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence – mostly by an intimate partner.
- In 2012, 1 in 2 women were killed worldwide by their partners or family.
- Around 120 million girls worldwide (slightly more than 1 in 10) have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts at some point in their lives.
- In a 12-month period, 3.4 million adults were victims of stalking.
- One in six women have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
- Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
- 4.5 million of the estimated 21 million people in forced labour are victims of sexual exploitation. 98% of them are women and girls.
- Find out more information with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and UNWomen.org.
Help our cause by doing any of the following:
- Donate a cellphone to NCADV
- Donate to UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
- Check out our upcoming Philanthropy Events and get involved through our local events.
Statistics from UNWomen.org.
Please utilize the following links in your quest to help: Resources for helping to Fight Violence Toward Women.