Friday, 26 October 2012 00:00
The Domestic Harmony Foundation has organized a multifaith and multicultural Walk to End Domestic Violence on Sunday Oct. 28 (rain date is Nov. 4) at Eisenhower Park, Parking Field #5. Participants can preregister by going to our website: http://www.dhfny.org/events.html
The registration fee for this event is $10 for the general public and $5 for students. On-site registration will be available. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. Program will begin at 10:30 a.m. with welcome and acknowledgments and walk will start at 11 a.m. Water and energy bars will be distributed among participants. A portion of the proceeds from the walkathon will be donated to the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN).
The Domestic Harmony Foundation (DHF) is a community-based organization committed to promoting peace, safety, and harmony in families by providing support and guidance. DHF aims to fill the immense void in concrete services for South Asian, Middle Eastern and Muslim American women and children of Long Island who are seeking relief from domestic violence and other human rights violations.
The Domestic Harmony Foundation has collaborated with a number of other groups such as National Council of Jewish Women (NCJWP), Women for Afghan Women (WAW), Indian American Women Alliance (IAWA), Center for Civic Engagement at Hofstra University and Family Development Institute in their efforts to end domestic violence.
Domestic violence affects all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, or religion.
“We recognize that women of varying socio-economic backgrounds face similar challenges as they endure and overcome the effects of domestic violence. This walk symbolizes unity amongst different women’s groups for the common cause of improving the quality of life for women, children, and families by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms,” said a DHF spokesperson.
For more information or to register and/or to donate online, please visit http://www.dhfny.org/events.html.