Howard U Raises Red Flags on Domestic Violence

The campaign urges students to take action

By Michelle Tetu
|  Friday, Oct 1, 2010  |  Updated 8:45 PM EDT
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You can't ignore the red flags planted on Howard's campus. Students are urged to take action against domestic violence.

You can't ignore the red flags planted on Howard's campus. Students are urged to take action against domestic violence.

Red flags dotted Howard University's campus Friday as part of the Red Flag Campaign to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence on campus.

"We know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime and what we're understanding now is that women in the age range of  16 to 34 are the women that are being impacted by domestic violence the most, " said Karma Cottman of the Coalition Against Domestic Abuse.

University of Virginia lacrosse player Yeardley Love's murder earlier this year is being discussed on college campuses around the country. Love's ex-boyfriend George Huguely has been charged in her death.

Howard University is one of a hundred campuses taking part in the Red Flag Campaign.

The campaign is a project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Organizers at Howard University want students to take action if they discover a friend is involved in a violent relationship.


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