This week, we’ll be focusing on how information is a powerful tool for survivors, victims and advocates alike. By knowing more about domestic violence, we’ll be able to identify it when we see it in our homes and communities, and we will know what options are available for those involved.
During this week of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, think about what you know about this issue. What questions do you still have? Do you know where to find the answers?
Remember the power you have in sharing what you know to those around you. Online channels like email, Facebook, Twitter and more can be so impactful. You never know who in your network may need to know more about domestic violence.
DVAM Challenge 2: Post one of these messages below as your Facebook status or Tweet it out to your followers. Don’t want to use social media? Then simply tell someone you love one of these facts below.
- More than 1 in 3 women & 1 in 4 men in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner (CDC, 2010)
- Intimate Partner Violence can affect health in many ways. The longer the violence goes on, the more serious the effects. (CDC, 2012)
- You have the right to a healthy relationship with a partner who treats you with respect.