February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Please join the Walnut Avenue Women’s Center in recognizing February 2013 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Wear Orange throughout the month to stand in solidarity with survivors and their advocates who are working to bring awareness to this important issue.
“Despite the significant progress made in reducing violence against women, there is still a long way to go. Young women still face the highest rates of dating violence and sexual assault. In the last year, one in 10 teens have reported being physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend. One in five young women have been sexually assaulted while they’re in college.
In response to these alarming statistics, Vice President Biden is focusing his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24. By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence and educating the public on the realities of abuse, the Vice President is leading the way in an effort to stop violence against women before it begins.” (whitehouse.gov)