So Say It
"Friends Say the Tough Stuff, So Say It" Dating Abuse Awareness Campaign
Through the Confidence Coalition, Kappa Delta Sorority partners with loveisrespect 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. Many Kappa Delta chapters host awareness campaigns on campus and in their community encouraging healthy relationships.
According to loveisrespect:
• 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.
Help a friend:
Watching a friend go through an abusive relationship can be very scary and you may feel like you're not sure how to help them. The decision to leave can only be made by the person experiencing the abuse, but there a lot of things you can do to help. Learn more about how to approach a friend dealing with dating abuse and provide them with resources to help them stay safe by visiting loveisrespect.org.
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, loveisrespect is here for you 24/7. Reach trained peer advocates anonymously by texting loveis to 22522, calling 866.331.9474 or chatting online at loveisrespect.org.
Spread the word:
Download the “Friends Say the Tough Stuff, So Say It” dating abuse awareness campaign flier. Print the flier and hang it around your campus or community, or upload the image to your social media account with a link to loveisrespect.org.