It’s September and we here at loveisrespect are celebrating International Women’s Friendship Month. Just like it’s important to build healthy relationships with your significant other, your friendships should be healthy too. Friends are great for advice and support when you’re going through something difficult. You can also do your part to be a good friend by helping your friend out when he or she is experiencing dating abuse. Whether you’re being a good listener or giving them a place to stay when they have a rough night, your friendship is invaluable.
Because so many young adults experience dating abuse, Kappa Delta launched a campaign called “Friends Say the Tough Stuff…So Say It.” This campaign encourages friends to offer support and intervention when they believe a friend may be experiencing an unhealthy relationship.
To celebrate International Women’s Friendship Month, Kappa Delta Sorority’s Confidence Coalition is holding a friendship photo contest with some great prizes. The winner and her friend will receive a friends’ getaway, which includes a complimentary weekend stay at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz., a spa package and a breakfast for two provided by the JW Marriett Starr Pass Resort, plus airfare for two to Tucson from anywhere in the continental U.S. provided by A&I Travel.
Do you have a friend that makes you feel like you can do anything? If you’re at least 18, click here to send in a high resolution photo and a 3-5 sentences about how your friend gives you confidence. Encourage your friends, mom, sister, aunt, etc. to enter the contest. Click here for more information. Entries must be received no later than September 30, 2011.