Alabaster Network Launches #IAMMYSISTERSKEEPER Social Media Campaign Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Alabaster Network will host the launch and screening of their #IAMMYSISTERSKEEPER - The Beautiful You Project - a year long documentary featuring women from all walks of life who are taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual abuse. The event will take place in New York City on October 6th, 2015.
Brooklyn, NY, July 8, 2015 (Newswire.com) - Alabaster Network launches the #IAMMYSISTERSKEEPER - The Beautiful You Project to help raise awareness on the effects of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Every 9 seconds a woman is beaten in the U.S. and It is time that we break the silence and address this issue that is plaguing our communities. says Rachel David – founder of the Alabaster Network. Despite the number of stats and research conducted on the issue, very little is being done to help educate communities on the topic. In 2011, a nationwide survey conducted by the CDC found that 23% of females and 14% of males who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age. What does this mean? It means that this is no longer an issue that only affects adults, but it is now an intergenerational issue.
In a recent campaign ad, Alabaster Network Ambassador Nadhege David states - we tend to look for scars before we ask questions. However, abuse doesn't always leave visible scars. It is because of this, that more women and community leaders need to speak up on the matter. The #iammysisterskeeper campaign hopes to get women to take a stand by speaking up on the issue. By featuring everyday women in the Alabaster Network campaign ads, Rachel hopes to inspire women of all ages to Look Out, Speak Up and Take Action. By equipping women with the resources and information they need, they are better equipped to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship. The hope is that by using social media as a platform for raising awareness, it will bring about a change in how people view partner abuse while also motivating women to look out for one another.
Success will come when the societal attitude changes and not a single woman in America asks herself the question 'What did I do?
Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Alabaster Network will host the launch and screening of their #IAMMYSISTERSKEEPER - The Beautiful You Project which is a year long documentary featuring women from all walks of life who are taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual abuse. The event will take place in New York City on October 6th, 2015.