Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. Throughout the month of October, help NNEDV to raise awareness about domestic violence and join in our efforts to end violence. Here is what you can do:
- Like NNEDV on Facebook and share our 31n31 facts about domestic violence every day.
- Replace your Facebook profile and cover images with NNEDV's images to show that you stand with NNEDV as we remember those who have lost their lives and celebrate those who have survived.
- Read and share NNEDV's weekly blog series. A new blog will be posted every Monday morning throughout the month of October.
- Make a donation to NNEDV in honor of the women in your life who have been impacted by domestic violence.
Domesitc violence impacts one in four women in the United States and costs tax payers billions of dollars every year. Yet less than one percent of company-sponsored foundations currently registered with the Foundation Center even list domestic violence as a field of interest. Read this article by Loribeth Weinstein, Jewish Women International, about "how companies can do right for women and girls."
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Abine, Inc., the leading online privacy company, is partnering with NNEDV. Through the end of November, Abine will donate $0.10 to NNEDV for every new install of its free DoNotTrackPlus software, which stops companies, advertising newtorks and social networks from tracking web users' activity.
The Office on Violence Against Women, along with the entire Department of Justice, the President and the Vice-President, is proud to join with our partners in the field to recognize October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.