It's week two of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) email series! Take this week to reflect on how to respond to violence and harassment you see online, in pop culture, and within your community. The resources below can help!
WEEK 2: 31 MOMENTS THAT MAKE A MOVEMENT
This DVAM we celebrate “31 Moments that Make a Movement.” We will share moments that have built the movement to end domestic violence.
October 8: It’s your moment. Make it your movement. Join us in challenging misconceptions about domestic violence whenever you hear them. Use our 31 Ways to Challenge DV Myths' talking points as an easy starting place. Learn more.
October 9: Cybersecurity means personal safety – safety from harm, harassment, and abuse while online. Through our #TechSafety project, we continue to build a movement of advocates who listen and believe survivors who experience technology misuse at the hands of an abusive partner. Learn more.
October 10: In 2000, WomensLaw.org was founded with the help of a group of lawyers, teachers, advocates, and web designers who were interested in seeing the power of the Internet help survivors of domestic violence. Today, more than 1 million people visit the website annually, and we provide legal information, support, and referrals in English and Spanish to more than 5,000 people each year through the Email Hotline. Learn more.
October 11: The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) serves as an opportunity to expand the protections VAWA offers and center survivors’ needs. When VAWA was reauthorized in 2013, it became the first federal law to define protections for LGBTQ individuals. Learn more.
October 12: Build the movement in your book club! Use our discussion guides to address social issues in books like Big Little Lies, Gone Girl, Bad Feminist, and more. Learn more.
October 14: VAWA ensures the continuation and improvement of lifesaving programs to meet the needs of victims. The 2013 reauthorization of VAWA expanded safety and justice for Native survivors by giving tribal courts the authority they need to hold offenders in their communities accountable. Learn more.
RAISE AWARENESS + GET INVOLVED
Make a donation to NNEDV in honor of the people in your life who have been impacted by domestic violence.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to view and share our #31n31 campaign for the month of October. Join the conversation by creating moments that promote #Safety4Survivors in your community, and share your actions online.