So Say It
"Friends Say the Tough Stuff, So Say It" Dating Abuse Awareness Campaign
Through the Confidence Coalition, Kappa Delta Sorority partners with the National Domestic Violence Hotline to promote awareness about dating abuse. The “Friends Say the Tough Stuff, So Say It” campaign encourages friends to offer support, advice and intervention when they believe a friend is in an unhealthy relationship. Find out more and download materials on the Confidence Coalition website.
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s website, www.loveisrespect.org:
- One in 10 teens report they have been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a dating partner.
- Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence -- almost triple the national average.
- Only 33% of teens who were in a violent relationship ever told anyone about the abuse.
- 92% of women say that reducing domestic violence and sexual assault should be at the top of any formal efforts taken on behalf of women today.