DV Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) began in the United States in 1981 and launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. The key focus is three-fold: remember those who have been victims of domestic violence, celebrate survivors of domestic violence, and work to end the cycle of abuse.

1 in 3 women in Nebraska has reported experiencing sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during her lifetime. The National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey – CDC

DVAM 2020 is more critical than ever. For many, home has not been a safe place during the COVID-19 crisis, and we’ve seen instances of domestic violence surge around the globe. This October, we focus on raising awareness, engaging bystanders, and increasing safety for survivors everywhere. We’re calling on each of you to use your voice and your platform to become part of the solution.

 

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