10 Ways You Can Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence This DVAM

1. Create a Social Media Campaign

Download the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s 2018 DVAM Social Media Toolkit, and get inspired to create your own campaign to end domestic violence!

2. Wear Purple

Show your support for survivors by wearing purple all month long. Thursday, October 18th is #PurpleThursday – use the hashtag to share your purple on social media!

3. Share your #1Thing

This year’s DVAM message is #1Thing – asking individuals to consider what #1Thing they can do to end domestic violence. While one person’s actions may seem insignificant, together a community’s collective #1Things can lead to real social transformation. Learn more here!

4. Volunteer

Connect with a local domestic violence program and see how you can help. To find a program or shelter near you, visit domesticshelters.org or nhcadsv.org.

5. Attend an Event

Visit our CSAPPNH Calendar for local events happening this DVAM, or visit the National DVAM Events Database to see a list of national events happening this month.

6. Practice Self Care

You can’t pour from an empty cup, so take care of yourself first. These activities can help you to practice self-care, so you can continue to work to end domestic violence in your community.

  • Listen to music! Listen to NNEDV’s #EmpowermentPlaylist

7. Support a Friend

Talk to someone you know who may be experiencing domestic violence. Get help and support here.

8. Learn the Facts

There is a lot to know about domestic violence, and educating yourself is a great way to be able to advocate and share information with others. Visit the NCADV website to learn more, and download their National Domestic Violence Fact Sheet here.

9. Stand with Survivors

#MeToo has shown us that cultural and social change is obtainable when the conversation is made accessible to all who are affected by sexual violence. This year, NCADV is highlighting #SurvivorSpeaks to empower survivors to come forward and share stories that need to be told to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence. Learn more here.

10. Take Action

Contact your local lawmakers by calling, emailing, or sending them a letter asking them to be aware and work for change on the issue of domestic violence. To learn more about how to take action, visit the NNEDV’s Policy Center by clicking here.


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