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"One in three women will be affected by domestic violence in her lifetime." (*)

One of the most important ways that we can help victims of domestic violence is by raising awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence and the need for greater support of victims. DVAC members participate in events that raise awareness both in the Fordham Law community and beyond. We encourage you to volunteer for any of the following events:
  • Help publish a newsletter about issues surrounding domestic violence
  • Organize bake sales to raise money for victims of domestic violence
  • Hold drives to collect clothing and household needs for affected families
  • Walk in the Annual Domestic Violence Walk on October 22nd in Battery Park
  • Volunteer at Fordham's Annual Domestic Violence Conference in March
  • Come listen to leaders in the field speak on how they fight domestic violence
  • Watch videos that display struggles in family violence

Students sign up to be on the Awareness Committee to help out with these events or participate as the event nears. The Awareness Committee is an important source of increasing consciousness about domestic violence and is an excellent way to be involved in DVAC.


(*): Heise, L., Ellsberg, M., and Gottemoeller, M., Ending Violence Against Women. Population Reports, Series L, No. 11., December 1999, Baltimore, Maryland: Population Information Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Cited in WHO. 2002 World Report on Violence and Health. Geneva: WHO.