Childhood domestic violence is no laughing matter, and in 2007, the Childhood Domestic Violence Foundation was founded to combat the growing problem which, according to UNICEF, is “the most damaging unaddressed human rights violation in the world today.”
The foundation works on aiding children who have been subjected to domestic violence directly or indirectly and keeping them away from the violence as well as helping to recuperate them and their lives. The foundation uses five steps to help children build a new, better life for themselves: Intervention, Awareness and Education, Research, Support Services and Advocacy and, when used successfully, these five steps help to mold a world where no child is subjected to such spiteful violence.
On September 28, 2012 the CDVF is hosting the Children Next Door, a reception complete with cocktails, a raffle, original art up for sale and a screening of “The Children Next Door”, a moving documentary made by the foundation which exposes the depths of childhood domestic violence in one family’s home. All proceeds from the reception will go to the foundation, so join them for a night and help raise awareness on one of the world’s largest silent killers.
WHEN: September 28th, 2012 from 7-10 p.m.
333 West 23rd Street,
New York, New York, 10011