OPBSI AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
SERVING AND EDUCATING THROUGH OUR DIVERSITY
Every Woman has a RIGHT:
To live free of intimidation
To freely express her ideas or opinions
To make her own choices
To equal privilege
To receive justice and tell her "story" without prejudice
Raising Awareness of Violence Against Women
Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. strives to overcome the oppression of women in our society by celebrating the success of the women of our past, recognizing the accomplishments of women today, and yearning to uplift future generations. Recognizing that violence against women hinders progression, OPBSI broadened the scope of its National Philanthropy to include ALL forms of violence affecting women including but not limited to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Mutilation, Stalking, and Human Trafficking.
OCTOBER 8, 2016 IN NEW YORK CITY
The Ray of Hope Walk to End Violence Against Women (ROHW), formerly known as the Ray of Hope Initiative-ROHI, was established by OPBSI in 2011 with the aim to raise awareness of a global epidemic affecting the lives of women, children, and families. Every 15 seconds a woman is physically assaulted by an intimate partner. In the United States, over 22 million women have been victims of sexual assault in their lifetime.
The annual walk focuses on challenging women and men alike to be a part of the movement to end this global epidemic– in an effort to create a safe and equitable society for all. The ROHW sheds light on the various forms of violence against women and girls, and also raise funds to assist organizations working towards ending gender based violence. The walk features various events designed to highlight the different forms of violence against women, inclusive of a kick-off ceremony, a rally celebrating the resilience of survivors, and a community fair where participants will learn about the realities of the abuse and violence plaguing homes across the country and the organizations that are committed to ending this global epidemic.
To learn more information about our Ray of Hope Walk, please visit: RayofHopeWalk.omegaphibeta.org
OUR NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY