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
- It is estimated that of all women who were the victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members, compared to less than six per cent of men killed in the same year .
- Women are more likely to experience intimate partner violence if they have low education, exposure to mothers being abused by a partner, abuse during childhood, and attitudes accepting violence, male privilege, and women’s subordinate status.
- According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, which includes crimes that were not reported to the police, 232,960 women in the U.S. were raped or sexually assaulted in 2006. That’s more than 600 women every day .
- The Centers for Disease Control estimates that the cost of domestic violence in 2003 was more than over $8.3 billion. This cost includes medical care, mental health services, and lost productivity .
- 13% of women rape survivors who will attempt suicide .
- In February 2017, the Trump administration released [a pair] [of memos] that removed existing protections for undocumented immigrant victims of violent crimes like domestic abuse, forcing undocumented victims and survivors to choose between violence and deportation .
- 60% of Americans know a survivor of domestic violence or sexual assault .
- 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.