THE FIGHT AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TOWARDS WOMEN
In the hopes of creating strong minded leaders, Alpha Phi Gamma strives to provide opportunities for its members and for all women of different nationalities within our campus and our communities. We work alongside different organizations in order to hold academic, social, fundraising, service and philanthropy events. Our philanthropy events are geared towards raising awareness of the different nationalities, cultures and heritages we encounter everyday as well as towards raising awareness of the fight against violence towards women. Our Sisters seek to spread awareness of this cause to build support in our communities year-round.
In November 2009, Alpha Phi Gamma strengthened their commitment by becoming a member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The NCADV, whose core funding is generated through membership dues and product sales, is a non-profit grassroots membership organization working to eliminate domestic violence.
In order to create a bigger difference in the community, we have partnered with the local women's shelter, Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM), that is a safe place for all women and their children dealing with domestic violence, including physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. In order to maintain our philanthropy and to support victims of domestic violence, our Sisters have made it a priority to volunteer and provide help and services to the shelter as needed.
A COUPLE OF STATISTICS
- One in every four women in the United States will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
- Girls and young women between the ages of 16-24 experience the highest rate of partner violence.
- In a 12-month period, 3.4 million adults were victims of stalking.
- One in six women have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
- Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
- Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
24 Hour Helpline - (763) 780-2330
Minnesota Domestic Violence Crisis Line
National Domestic Violence Hotline