POSTED: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 5:11pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 8:31am
EDINBURG, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — It's an alarming number, almost 500 women are raped or sexually assaulted each day in the U.S.
That's why students today at UTPA campus are holding the "Remember Me" domestic violence campaign, which is confronting violence against women in the RGV.
Dr. Christopher Albert is a Clinical Supervisor at UTPA. Albert says, "Unfortunately many of the students who come to see us were victims of violence sometimes from home or from their partner or ex-partner."
That's why students and staff are coming together to reach out and raise awareness on the issue.
UTPA counselors say they're readily available for the students, they say victims should not be ashamed.
Part of this campaign includes displaying 30 different crime scenes throughout campus, which represent 30 of the victims who were killed in domestic violence cases in the Rio Grande Valley .
The visual campaign was created by two UTPA Graduate students who believe it's important to take a stance and put an end to domestic violence.