October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
We don’t talk about domestic violence. Because of that, domestic violence thrives in silence.
To be able to support survivors, and to prevent domestic violence in the future, we all need to normalize talking about it openly and candidly. We need to change the conversation around domestic violence – and we need your help to do it.
This fall SPAN is joining the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) in their national combined campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and GiveForDV.
The campaign runs from October 1-November 30 with many opportunities for YOU to participate throughout!
- Show your support for victims and survivors by following our social media accounts and sharing the content we’ve already prepared with your own networks throughout the month of October with the hashtag #Every1KnowsSome1. Having informed conversations about domestic violence requires understanding what it is—that it’s much more than physical abuse—and why ‘just leaving’ isn’t so simple for survivors. Supporters like you can help educate your friends, families, and communities, and get these conversations started!
- Participate in the DVAM Week of Action October 17-23
- Participate in one (or both!) of the official GiveForDV Days of Giving (during the DVAM Week of Action on October 19 or Colorado Gives Day on December 6). On these respective days of giving, you can make a donation that directly impacts survivors – and encourage your friends and family to join you with your own mini campaign!
- Colorado Buffaloes Domestic Violence Awareness Football Game on Saturday, October 15th. Grab your tickets and go Buffs!
As a society, we all have a role in changing the narrative about what domestic violence is, to whom it happens, and how we can support those who are experiencing it, and, ultimately, prevent it entirely. Every1KnowsSome1 who is impacted by domestic violence, and Every1 has a part to play in supporting our work to end domestic violence.
We can’t wait for all that’s in store for DVAM and GiveForDV this year, and we hope you will join us. Thank you in advance for standing up for survivors.