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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each year, in October, advocates, survivors, and supporters recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). It provides an opportunity to remember victims of domestic violence, raise awareness of what domestic violence is, how to recognize it, and what we can all do to collectively prevent it. This fall, PCADV and the National Network to End Domestic Violence are leading a nationwide campaign for DVAM and GiveForDV to start a national conversation about domestic violence and how we can all contribute to changing the narrative around this overshadowed but fundamental issue.

Every1KnowsSome1 impacted by domestic violence. One in three women, one in four men, and nearly half of LGBTQ+ people will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. 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.

How to Get Involved

Do you want to help domestic violence survivors, but you aren’t sure what you can do? Here’s how you can get involved:

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For Local Programs

Are you with a local domestic violence program looking to participate in the national DVAM/GiveForDV campaign? Sign up to participate in DVAM and GiveForDV and get access to the full toolkit!

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Is your program hosting any events (in-person or virtual) this DVAM? Get them on the official DVAM event calendar! Submit your event for inclusion today!

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Let’s make the issues of DV rise above the noise. #Every1KnowsSome1 #GiveForDV

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