Reduce Domestic Violence Homicides by asking for Orders of Protection with a GPS Monitoring component! Very promising program! Read more …..
Domestic violence is usually thought of as battering and characterized by behaviors ranging from shaking and shoving to marital rape to murder. Legally, however, domestic abuse may or may not include physical violence! Read more ….
Protest media coverage that excuses abusive behavior, blames the victim or trivializes abuse. Read more….
Ask your local library, supermarket, chain restaurants, department stores, houses of worship, etc. if you can regularly supply them with material from national and local domestic violence programs (they’ll give you all you want) to display by cash registers and leave around for women to quietly put into their pocketbook. Great group project!
Observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month by donating old or unwanted cell phones to domestic violence organizations or shelters.
To make Domestic Violence Awareness Month more meaningful for you, give the gift of your time and energy to a national organization or local group in your area that’s actively advocating to end domestic violence and help its victims.
Give the gift of your time and/or money to a local shelter. Many times, the women and their families leave an abusive relationship with just the clothes on their backs and funding for shelters is very tight, so pretty much everything is needed.
Invite a speaker to your workplace, book group, neighborhood association, religious congregation, PTA…
Does your employer have a policy for workplace safety? Too many lives–and billions of dollars–are lost every year because of being unprepared.
Examine your own relationships honestly.
Teach the boys in your life very early to respect women and use their strength to help not hurt.
Ask your rabbi, minister or religious leader to speak out publicly about domestic violence.
Got a teenager or tweenager at home? Talk to them as soon as possible about what a healthy, non-violent relationship is.
Know someone whose relationship concerns you? Don’t mind your own business!
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)—a time to recommit to ending violence within our homes, our communities, our country and wherever in the world we can reach.