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:
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ to view and share our #31n31 actions for the month of October. Each day during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NNEDV will be sharing actions from our #31n31 list - 31 things we can all do to create a world where domestic violence no longer exists.
- Change your social media profile and cover photos to show that you stand with NNEDV as we remember those who have lost their lives and celebrate those who have survived.
- Make a donation to NNEDV in honor of the women in your life who have been impacted by domestic violence.
- Join the network behind the Network and become a member of NNEDV! For the first time ever,we have opened our membership to individuals who support our work. When you become a member of NNEDV, you add your voice to the chorus of others speaking out against domestic violence.
- Join NNEDV's newly-launched book club, Reader with a Cause, on Goodreads! Many of today's most popular books raise issues that are connected to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking -- creating the perfect opportunity to discus the importance of these issues with our friends, families, and coworkers. Join us as we read and discuss equality, empowerment, and violence against women as it appears in contemporary literature.
- Wear purple -- the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month -- during the month of October and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you.
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.
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."
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.