According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Domestic Violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is defined as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.
If you or someone you love is experiencing domestic violence, click below to be redirected to the National Domestic Violence Hotline website
"Domestic violence is such a prevalent issue in our society, yet it remains a taboo subject for many people. I believe that DVA is vital to protecting all potential victims of domestic violence, but especially vital to women. Keeping quiet about this issue only serves to help perpetrators of domestic violence and silence the voices of victims. I feel very passionate about DVA, and it is one of the reasons I fell in love with AXO in the first place."
"My why DVA is that domestic violence goes on far too long and happens far too frequently. I have such empathy for people and the women who go through such an awful thing and I think that it is SO incredibly important to raise awareness about this issue. I love what Alpha Chi does for the women who are affected and love that I get to contribute to such an amazing cause and chapter."
"Domestic violence awareness is important to me because it's a crucial step in making sure that everyone in our community is safe, respected and cared for. Since so many people go through the devastating impact of domestic violence it is important for DVA because it helps prevent people from being harmed."