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We’re all a part of the solution.
You can be an integral piece in bringing peace to survivors by supporting our efforts towards prevention and healing.
During October 2020, SCCADVASA commemorated Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) 2020 with the launch of its Peace by Peace campaign. Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized nationally and in South Carolina and serves as a way to raise awareness and bring advocates across the nation together in an effort to end domestic violence.
By utilizing the image of a jigsaw puzzle, 2020’s South Carolina Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#SCDVAM) theme reminds us that each piece of a puzzle is an important part of the whole. Domestic violence is a complex crime requiring multifaceted solutions. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has many different manifestations including physical and emotional abuse, financial entanglement, use of licit and illicit substances, and misuse/abuse of children and its victims and survivors come from every part of the community – regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation and economic status.
“Every survivor’s situation is unique.” said Sara Barber, Executive Director of SCCADVASA. “As advocates, we recognize that survivors need various types of support in order to find safety. While the definition of peace may differ between survivors, we know that true safety and healing can be achieved by working together – putting support pieces in place to address the complex needs of victims and working to prevent the root causes of violence.”
What will be your piece of the puzzle?
SCDVAM Media Items:
- Peace by Piece Campaign Press Release
- “More work remains in the effort against domestic violence in SC” – Opinion Editorial written by Sara Barber
- “SC domestic violence trend is hopeful but problem is still with us” – Editorial by the Post & Courier
- “When Men Murder Women 2020” – Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Center’s 23rd annual study