Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held each October to deepen community engagement and advocacy efforts to end domestic violence.
It’s Somebody You Know
More prevalent than most realize, one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.
SCCADVASA’s 2023 DVAM campaign theme recognizes how common domestic violence is and that it affects #SomebodyYouKnow whether it be a family member, friend, colleague, or even you. Anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual identity or orientation, or socio-economic status, can become a victim of domestic violence.
Each of us has a role in changing the narrative about what domestic violence is, to whom it happens, and how we can support those who are experiencing it, and ultimately prevent it entirely.
How can you help? Join us!
Show your support for victims and survivors by following our social media accounts (@SCCADVASA) and sharing our content with your own networks throughout the month of October with the hashtag #SomebodyYouKnow and #DVAM. Additional hashtags: #SCDVAM, #SparktheChange, #Every1KnowsSome1, #GiveForDV and #ViolenceFreeSC.
Participate in the following focus days and stay engaged throughout the year to show your support!
- Each Week – Take Action Thursday!: There are plenty of ways to support domestic violence survivors and advocates. Learn how you can Get Involved here.
- Spark the Change Annual Fundraising Campaign Begins (10/5): SCCADVASA’s 2023 fundraising campaign launches. Learn how you can help end domestic violence by sparking change.
- Purple Thursday (10/19): Our favorite day of #DVAM: #PurpleThursday! We’ll be wearing purple to show our support for survivors and our commitment to ending violence.
- DVAM Day of Giving (10/26): Survivors, advocates, and programs urgently need support. YOU can #SparktheChange to end domestic violence. Click here to make a donation today.