On June 17, 2016 leaders from all across the region joined together in the Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard to publicly sign their names to the Father’s Day Pledge. University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Patrick Gallagher gave the keynote address about ending campus sexual assault. Pitt News chronicled the event with an article and a photo gallery. Check out the coverage here.
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What We Do
Promoting conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, specifically with young people
Activating men to take action and be part of the solution
Engaging community groups in taking action to prevent violence and abuse
Athletic coaches play an extremely important role in the lives of boys and young men. Coaches influence how young men think and behave both on and off the field.
Supporting victims to get help and making it clear that abusive behaviors won’t be tolerated
On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the U.S.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. The FBI reports that 32% of female homicide victims are killed by their intimate partners.
1 in 4
Nearly one in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life.
More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Among victims of intimate partner violence, more than 1 in 3 women experienced multiple forms of rape, stalking, or physical violence; 92.1% of male victims experienced physical violence alone, and 6.3% experienced physical violence and stalking
Women are much more likely than men to be victimized by a current or former intimate partner.
More than half (51.1%) of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance; for male victims, more than half (52.4%) reported being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger.
1 in 3
Approximately one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year. Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence — almost triple the national average.
It's time to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our region.
By Greg Peaslee If you ask any dad, he will probably admit that the day his child was born was the day he really knew he was a grown up. Suddenly, you had the responsibility for this new life: to protect, to provide for, to teach. And there was so much I wanted to teach my son and daughter — how to safely cross the street, why they should eat their vegetables, how to tie their shoes. Every day brought a teachable moment. And I embraced the opportunities. I taught them to love baseball and football as much as I did so we could enjoy …
Corporate and civic leaders joined elected officials and supporters in the Allegheny County Courthouse Courtyard for the second annual Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence Day on Friday, June 17. “It is a majority of people who believe in respect, equity and nonviolent relationships,” said Kristy Trautmann, executive director, FISA Foundation, “and seeing how many of us are willing to publicly commit to these values helps us to be bold.” Ms. Trautmann joined Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape executive director Alison Hall, United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania president and CEO Bob Nelkin, The Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant and others as …
University of Pittsburgh Chancellor, Patrick Gallagher addressed the Pitt community about his involvement with the Father’s Day Pledge. This year Chancellor Gallagher will be joined by government representatives, educators, religious leaders and executives when he signs the pledge for the second time. Join Gallagher and his fellow leaders when he delivers the keynote at the Father’s Day Pledge signing event at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Friday, June 17th. For more information and to RSVP visit the event page.
Across southwest Pennsylvania, community leaders and thousands of concerned citizens are coming together to take action to end violence against women.
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