Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity for us to speak out in our communities. Giving voice to our stories helps enlighten the uninformed and empower victims who feel they’re suffering alone.
Throughout October – Domestic Violence Awareness Month – JWI will be encouraging you to raise your voice in different ways.
Each day on this blog, we will present a personal account of domestic or relationship abuse. Through writing, video, audio and art; from survivors, victims’ friends and relatives, former abusers, and DV workers; we’ll share 31 stories about people who’ve been touched by emotional, physical, financial, and sexual abuse. Please visit daily to experience this moving project. And help spread this important message by posting our badge on your website or blog; by telling your friends; and by sharing your own story to help JWI publicize and personalize this issue.
Also for DVAM, our advocacy network is implementing a grassroots media campaign highlighting the need to report that acts of domestic violence are not isolated – they occur every day and affect entire communities. You’ll get an action alert in mid-October, please join our effort and write letters to the editors of major newspapers and in your hometown.
Let us know what you are doing and how we can work together.
Have a website or blog? Grab the image and display your support of JWI’s “31 Stories in 31 Days” on your site!