Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Domestic Violence Awareness month was founded in October 1981. This month was established to help bring awareness in an attempt to end domestic violence. It is important to shed light on domestic violence as well as to hear from survivors. Statistics show an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner, and 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been severely physically abused by an intimate partner (National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2022). 

Take Action 

Nnedv.org created a campaign to show how common domestic violence is. This campaign can help to support survivors, provide support for those in abusive relationships, and help to educate. Below you will find the schedule for the campaign.

Media Monday (10/17): Journalists have a responsibility to cover domestic violence responsibly and survivors deserve for their stories to be treated with respect. Join us as we dive into helpful resources. 

Twitter Chat Tuesday (10/18): Join us from 3:00-4:00 PM ET as we explore the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)’s DVAM theme (“No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice”) in both English and Spanish. More info here. 

DVAM Day of Giving (10/19): Survivors, advocates, and programs urgently need support. We’ll be sharing resources, ways to get involved, and creative fundraising ideas that anyone can use. Purple Thursday (10/20): It’s our favorite day of #DVAM: #PurpleThursday! We’ll be wearing purple to show our support for survivors and our commitment to ending violence. Get the Purple Thursday printables, frames, and more in our toolkit (coming soon!). 

Pay It Forward Friday (10/21): There are plenty of ways to support domestic violence survivors and advocates. We’ll help you learn how you can take action online and in your community. Speak Up Saturday (10/22): Local, state, and federal policy is crucial to our work to end domestic violence, and we need your voice to join us. We’ll tell you how to sign up and stay in the loop in our advocacy work. 

Support Survivors Sunday (10/23): Every survivor deserves support, whether they choose to share their stories or not. Close out the week by learning how you can help create safety for the survivors in your life (Week of Action, 2022). 

Citations: 

Nctsn.org 

Nnedv.org

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