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Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/01/20 12:01am - 10/31/20 12:01am
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OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent was and is to call on the public on a local, state and national level to advocate for victims and work toward ending violence.

Activities and "calls to action" vary throughout the month and throughout different areas, but hold common themes: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence.

In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year the first national toll-free hotline was started. In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress. Such legislation has passed every year since with NCADV providing key leadership in this effort.

In October 1994 NCADV, in conjunction with Ms. Magazine, created the "Remember My Name" project, a national registry to increase public awareness of domestic violence deaths. Since then, NCADV has been collecting information on women who have been killed by an intimate partner and produces a poster each October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, listing the names of those documented in that year.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) hopes that events in communities and regions across the fifty states will culminate in a powerful statement celebrating the strength of victims and their children.

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