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Strong Arms Pick You Up Not Push You Down!

Posted on: November 5, 2008

So… October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month.. along with the more popular Breast Cancer Awareness Month… I’m not sure if everyone knows, but I’m in a sorority based out of Cal Poly Pomona called Alpha Phi Gamma and while we are a social bunch of ladies, we are a philanthropy based sorority and our National philanthropy is the Fight Against Violence Towards Women.  This is one of the main reasons why I joined the sorority, because of how much they give back to the surrounding communities and how it is so much as forced as it is something that they truly want to do.

Here are some interesting statistics:

  • During 1992 and 1993 women were the victims of more than 4.5 million violent crimes, including approximately 500,000 rapes or other sexual assaults. (U.S. Department of Justice, January, 1994)
  • Of female victims 12 years old and older falling victim to violenct attacks – 45% of the cases involved offenders they knew. (U.S. Department of Justice, January, 1994)
  • Approximately 1 million women annually report being stalked
  • One-third of women who are physically abused by a husband or boyfriend grew up in a household where this happened to their mother. About one in five were abused themselves as a child or teenager.
  • Almost one-third of American women murdered each year are killed by their current or former partners

If you are interested in more information regarding Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you can check out this site: http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth_134.html

This year, the ladies and sisters of Alpha Phi Gamma are selling stickers in support of the fight against violence for $1.00 and all proceeds will be donated towards the cause…  I tried to insert the pdf file, but it wouldn’t show the way I wanted it to, but I have some stickers still available if anyone is interested in helping support our efforts to fight violence towards women.  Each sticker has the purple ribbon for domestic violence awareness and our slogan for the current campaign “Strong arms pick you up not push you down. Stay Strong!”  If anyone is interested in buying a sticker for $1.00, that’s awesome, and just let me know, but I’m glad that I was able to share just a little bit of information, regardless as this is something that I’m passionate about.  Thanks for reading!!

❤ Allie Koga

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