October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pass it on.
Highlighting this issue during Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a crucial step in combatting this epidemic that affects us all, one way or another, 365 days a year. This month JWI tweeted one domestic violence statistic each day; updated our blog with stories and news about domestic violence this month; hosted a briefing with the Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition to educate U.S. legislators and their staff about the importance of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); distributed a prayer, created by our Clergy Task Force, for abuse victims; and wrote in Jewish Woman magazine about four dedicated activists who are working every day to end gender-based violence. Each of these efforts was earnest and effective, but even collectively, they only scratch the surface of the work needed to bring an end to domestic violence. Please keep in touch with JWI throughout the year to help us continue our critical work to empower girls and women, and break the cycle of abuse. And let us know what you’ve done this DVAM.