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Celebrate the Efforts of the Many Investing in Women Around the World

by Employee on ‎03-04-2011 04:36 PM

Investing in Women and Girls.JPGIn recognition of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, Media Planet created a special section that appeared in many editions of this weekend’s USA Today.  


The section, titled “Investing in Women & Girls,” focuses on efforts by individuals, nonprofit organizations and businesses to create positive change for women and girls around the world.


I’m proud to say that Verizon and a few of our partners are featured in the section on the issue of domestic violence prevention.


Verizon’s plans to partner with the NFL Players Association on its “Training Camp for Life Program,” are highlighted in an article titled “Engaging men and boys to end domestic violence.” (The article appears on page 22).


The program, which teaches teens about developing life skills, will now include sessions on domestic violence prevention/healthy relationships.


We are thrilled to partner with the NFL Players Association on this powerful program, and expect to have more details to share on the partnership later this year.


Please take some time to learn more about the great efforts many, including the National Network to End Domestic Violence and the Family Violence Prevention Fund, are taking to create opportunities and improve the lives of women around the world.

by Minno11
on ‎03-08-2011 01:56 PM

Kudos! Verizon is an incredible partner in our global effort to end domestic violence. Thank you!

by Employee Emeritus
on ‎03-09-2011 09:07 AM

Thank you Minno11.


It will take many, many incredible partners to address this issue. Thanks for your support.


In case you haven't seen it, this link will send you to a page describing other ways Verizon is involved in the prevention of domestic violence.. 


You can also share this information with anyone you know that may be dealing with domestic violence:  


There are many helpful resources for victims and their loved ones. To reach the national hotline for help, dial 800-799-SAFE or if you are a Verizon Wireless customer, dial #HOPE from your cell phone and you will be connected to the hotline. You also can visit the National Network to End Domestic Violence to get information about the safe uses of technology.

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