Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed annually in October to raise awareness about the pervasive issue of domestic violence and to support survivors. It serves as a time to shed light on the physical, emotional, and psychological abuse that occurs within intimate relationships and households. The month-long campaign aims to educate the public about the signs of domestic violence, its impact on individuals and families, and the resources available for those affected.
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, various organizations, advocacy groups, and communities come together to host events, workshops, and fundraisers to support survivors, raise funds for shelters and services, and foster a greater understanding of the issue. The color purple is often associated with domestic violence awareness, and purple ribbons or displays are used to show solidarity with survivors and to convey the message that domestic violence is unacceptable. This observance seeks to empower survivors to seek help, encourage bystanders to intervene, and mobilize society to work towards ending domestic violence and creating safer, healthier relationships for all.