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NNEDV Launches #Every1KnowsSome1 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign

October 1, 2023

Washington, DC – The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), a leading national nonprofit dedicated to creating a world in which domestic violence no longer exists, is proud to launch the third year of the national #Every1KnowsSome1 campaign, co-created with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This collaborative effort aims to shed light on the pervasive issue of domestic violence and empower people to come together as communities to address this epidemic.

Held annually in October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month allows communities nationwide to join forces to raise awareness about the far-reaching impact of domestic violence. The #Every1KnowsSome1 campaign focuses on the theme that everyone knows someone affected by domestic violence, whether they realize it or not.

One in three women, one in four men, and nearly half of LGBTQ+ people will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence also disproportionately impacts survivors of color, survivors with disabilities, immigrant survivors, and other survivors already experiencing marginalization and discrimination. High rates of domestic violence are not private, individual problems; they require community solutions. By acknowledging this reality, we can collectively work towards ending domestic violence and creating safe, healthy communities for everyone.

“Every year, Domestic Violence Awareness Month offers a unique opportunity for our movement to come together, driven by our shared purpose to raise awareness and end domestic violence,” said Jean Treuthart, NNEDV’s Interim President & CEO. “From individual survivors, to advocates at local programs, to state and territorial coalitions, to national organizations, we all know someone impacted by domestic violence, and we all have a role to play in ending it.”

Through a series of events and activities throughout the month, NNEDV seeks to engage community members in an open dialogue about domestic violence, its underlying causes, and how to support survivors. We encourage everyone in the community to get involved and support the campaign during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Some key highlights of the campaign include:

Social Media Campaign: Check out our toolkit and engage with us on social media using the hashtag #Every1KnowsSome1 as we share stories, resources, and messages of hope, spreading the word and creating a united front against domestic violence.

Purple Thursday: On Thursday, October 19, wear purple to show your support of domestic violence survivors and your commitment to ending abuse! Take a selfie in your purple and share it on social media with #PurpleThursday #DVAM #Every1KnowsSome.

GiveForDV: Visit to make a gift on the official DVAM Day of Giving on Thursday, October 26. Or sign up for your own fundraiser to encourage friends and family to support survivors all month! Every gift makes a difference for survivors as they rebuild their lives free from abuse.

Through these events and activities, NNEDV aims to unite our community, encourage open conversations, and create a supportive environment where survivors can find hope and healing.

For more information on the #Every1KnowsSome1 campaign and our Domestic Violence Awareness Month initiatives, please visit


The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) represents the 56 state and U.S. territorial coalitions against domestic violence. NNEDV is a social change organization working to create a social, political, and economic environment in which domestic violence no longer exists. NNEDV works to make domestic violence a national priority, change the way society responds to domestic violence, and strengthen domestic violence advocacy at every level.