UB annually hosts a vigil in October, which is Domestic-Violence Awareness Month, and other events supporting the work by CWF. Last spring, students organized a walkathon, raising more than $1600 for the nonprofit, which provides free confidential and bilingual services to victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.
According to the Center, one in four women will experience domestic violence at some point in their life, and a woman is abused by a partner every 15 seconds. Researchers estimate 3.3 million to 10 million children witness assaults by one parent against another annually.
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