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It's On Us to End Domestic Violence. Join us in empowering women at the University of Connecticut.

Support the Violence Against Women Prevention Program

Alpha Kappa Lambda & Alpha Chi Omega A Project of Ignite 2018

Domestic violence and sexual assault are prevalent issues not only in society but on college campuses as well. The physical assault on a female student while jogging at the University of Connecticut led to the creation of the Violence Against Women Prevention Program in 1979. Alpha Kappa Lambda stands with the UConn Women's Center's "Violence Against Women Prevention Program" (VAWPP) to prevent all forms of sexual violence through education, outreach, and advocacy.

This program means so much to Alpha Kappa Lambda and Alpha Chi Omega as it addresses and aims to prevent such a prevalent issue on college campuses across the country in sexual assault. Rape is the most common violent crime on American college campuses today. One in four college women report surviving rape or attempted rape at some point in their college career, and this rate has remained consistent since the 1980s. Sexual violence creates an environment that can limit learning and undermine students' ability to achieve their full potential. Victims/survivors of violence are more likely to suffer academically, to experience depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, to abuse alcohol and drugs and to contemplate suicide.

Every year the chapters of Alpha Kappa Lambda and Alpha Chi Omega work in conjunction with the Women's Center to support their mission in educating, advocating, and providing support services for the achievement of women's equity at our University and within the community at large. Your donation will support the VAWPP at UConn and will help to end domestic violence and support the empowerment of women.

If we raise more money than we need, the additional money will go to the UConn Women's Center. Or if we don't reach our goal, the funds will be used for the VAWPP.

$953 Raised
95% towards $1,000 Goal

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