PADV to Host 6th Annual Women in Action Forum

ATLANTA - February 3, 2020 - Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV), Georgia's first, largest and most experienced nonprofit working to end domestic violence, is hosting its first official event of the decade, the 6th Annual Women in Action Forum, from 8 to 10 a.m. on Friday, February 14 at The River Club in Suwanee, Georgia.

The Women in Action Forum is a special event hosted by the Gwinnett Fund Development committee that gathers people from all walks of life in the Gwinnett County area to educate them and further grow awareness on the issue of intimate partner violence. This year's theme will discuss teen dating violence.

Every year, 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner, and one in three girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. At this year's Women in Action Forum titled "Love Shouldn’t Hurt," attendees will have the opportunity to hear and see the tremendous impact dating violence has on teens and how they can help improve awareness of the issue.

"We host this event every year because it educates our community on a different aspect of domestic violence," says Nancy Friauf, president and CEO - Partnership Against Domestic Violence. "This year's event will be unique because guests will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts and guest speakers about how dating violence affects a teenager’s life, warning signs and steps to prevent this horrific epidemic."

This event will include a breakfast buffet and a marketplace of vendors. Proceeds will fund the general operating budget of PADV's Gwinnett Shelter, which is the largest domestic violence safe house in Georgia.

For more information, please visit our website or contact PADV's special events director Nordene Bartley.


About Partnership Against Domestic Violence

PADV's mission is to end the crime of intimate partner violence and empower its survivors. The organization has served metro Atlanta since 1977 and it is currently the largest nonprofit domestic violence agency in Georgia. PADV helps to transform the lives of approximately 49,000 women and children every year through emergency intervention, education, violence prevention and long-term advocacy. For more information, please visit, or follow PADV on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

If you or someone you know is in a domestic violence relationship, please call the 24-hour Metro Atlanta Crisis Line: 404.873.1766.

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