Georgia peach Fashion Week together with Twin of a Kind Foundation present to you ‘Innocence of Beauty’ on Friday, April 8, 2016. This will be an exciting and empowering evening dedicated to all of the survivors of domestic violence. GPFW ‘Innocence of Beauty’ will honor Alma G. Davis Foundation in her mission to eradicate domestic abuse globally while informing the public about this serious issue and its effects. Through a support system that offers education and resources to empower these survivors they are given a chance to achieve economic and self-sufficiency.
Domestic violence constitutes the willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault or other abusive behavior perpetrated by a family member, household member, or intimate partner against another. National data indicates that 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence at some point in her life. In the state of Georgia, domestic violence continues to be one of the leading causes of injuries for women and girls between the ages of 15 and 44 years. Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been the victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been the victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Nineteen percent of domestic violence involves a weapon. Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of depression and suicidal behavior.
According to “Police Chief” the magazine, an officer is injured in one out of every three domestic violence related calls. DeWanna Hamlin of Family Services in Winston-Salem thinks domestic violence calls are some of the most dangerous officers respond to because of the unperceived dangers. Sadly, Hamlin and other domestic violence experts believe most of the deaths related to domestic violence could be prevented if people better understood the warning signs and were willing to report it.
The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex-male partners during this time was 11,766. That is nearly double the amount of casualties lost during the war.
According to the Huffington Post, women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men. Too often women have been held captive by domestic violence through physical abuse, financial abuse, and/or emotional abuse.
CEO and Co-Founders of Georgia Peach Fashion Week, Kenyon and Desiree Glover along with Twin of a kind Foundation are bringing to you the spring event of the year! On a mission to share their vision of ‘Building Fashion Forward’ while at the same time advocating and providing a platform to inform and support some of the most important social issues affecting people in America today. This is a win-win for us all and just one more reason (not that you need another) to take part and show your support at GPFW.
Special guest Dana Lynn Couture will be featured along with other special guest surprises. Plan to be a part of this exciting evening of entertainment and fashion while helping to advocate for all of the survivors of domestic violence. Save the date! April 5 – 9, 2016. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://georgiapeachfashionweek.com/