Local Teens Hold Key to Stop Domestic Violence

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Youth Hold Rally and Discussion During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“This is an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent the patterns of dating violence that can last into adulthood," said Kim Hinton, Founder of JTYPL.

Local Teens Hold Key To Stop Domestic Violence

October 10, 2014 -- Youth Hold Rally and Discussion During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WHAT:
Youth from the DC and Maryland area challenge 1 million of their peers and adults to end dating violence at an event rally and discussion. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) teams with local nonprofit, Journey To Your Promised Land (JTYPL), to host this event rally and discussion. Domestic and dating violence is a hot topic of discussion because of recent events involving prominent NFL players. Area teens and adults are coming together at this event to take a commitment challenge to end dating violence and hold an open, honest discussion about intimate partner violence and strategies to promote healthy relationships.

“This is an ideal time to promote healthy relationships and prevent the patterns of dating violence that can last into adulthood," said Kim Hinton, Founder of JTYPL.

WHEN:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Free and open to the public – RSVP(at)jtypl(dot)org

WHERE:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington - Richard England Clubhouse #14
4103 Benning Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20019
202-397-2582

WHO:
Tati Pelegreen and DJ Reddz from WPGC
Special guests: Lightshow; Girard Street Garvey; The Bomb Squad Dance Team, IMAG
Yvette Alexander (invited); Muriel Bowser (invited); David Catania (invited); Carol Schwartz (invited)

BACKGROUND:
The purpose of creating the Stop the Abuse Campaign is to take a stand on ending teen dating abuse and violence and to further JTYPL’s strategic goal of supporting women and youth. The channels for reaching youth are on the increase and JTYPL wants to ensure that they reach young people to educate them about dating abuse and violence through current and up and coming channels and create events that appeal to the young.

  • One in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.
  • Women experience more than 4 million physical assaults and rapes because of their partners, and men are victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults.
  • Women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than men.
  • Women ages 20 to 24 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence.
  • Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner.

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