It's week three of our Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) email series! This week, we acknowledge the federal policies and the signature programs at NNEDV that have made a positive impact on the movement to end domestic violence. Learn more below!
WEEK 3: 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 15: The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is a momentous bill having a momentous anniversary- it turned 35 this week! FVPSA is the only federal funding source dedicated to domestic violence shelters and programs. Learn more in our Policy Center.
October 16: In 2010, we established the #PositivelySafe project to address the intersection of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence. The first step is getting informed so that you can talk about #DVandHIV openly to help decrease stigma. Learn more.
October 17: We celebrate every moment that moves us closer to #TechSafety for all survivors. In 2014, NNEDV surveyed the field to assess the prevalence of tech misuse within the context of domestic violence - the results were staggering. Nearly 90% of programs reported that survivors come to them for help after abusers intimidated and made threats via cell phone, text messages, and email. Learn more.
October 18: In 2006, we conducted the first-ever Domestic Violence Counts Census of domestic violence programs to provide a snapshot of the services requested and received by survivors across the United States. This Census helps build our movement by providing the tools and data we need to advocate for services at the local, state, and national levels. Find your state-specific information from our 13th Annual #DVcounts Census: http://NNEDV.org/Census
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.