by Hannah Joyce
October is commonly known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it is also the home of Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well.
“On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.” There are a lot of people who are experiencing domestic violence in society today whether it is physical, emotional, or mental.
Why is that there is not more of a push to raise awareness around the issue of this terrible violence?
Lots of people experiencing domestic violence might not even realize what it is happening.
Why is this?
- All they know is abuse.
- Simply do not understand what domestic violence is.
Educating men and women on what a healthy relationship is the key of respecting and love someone.
Why do you think abusers cut contact off from the world?
It is a form of control, but we can get ahead of this by teaching from the young age what domestic violence is, and what a healthy relationship looks like.
Preventing domestic violence
Teaching women …
…that they are equal to their male counterparts.
…that they have a voice and that their voice matters.
…to be confident in who they are.
…the warning signs of a bad relationship.
Advocacy for people who do not have a voice, sharing your knowledge of domestic violence, and resources could save a person’s life. Get involved in your local community in the fight against domestic violence.
If you need help, contact the local coalition in your state,
Click the link below to find the one near you.
State Coalitions – Provides Services to victims of domestic violence as well as raising awareness
How to get involved
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