October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an annual campaign committed to raising awareness of and preventing domestic violence. Domestic violence affects people of all races, genders, and economic backgrounds. Domestic violence includes the physical, psychological, and emotional abuse of an intimate partner. Domestic abuse varies dramatically in relationships but the constant components are rooted in one person asserting power and control over the other. This month is all about engaging the community and individuals on how we can prevent domestic violence.

  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men
  • Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime

Help us prevent domestic violence and #BeTheChange.


Get Educated

Here are some resources where you can learn more about domestic violence:

Get Involved

Don’t just talk about it — be about it! Here are some ways you can get involved and #BeTheChange:

Resources

Author

  • Megan is passionate about prevention education and community. She strongly believes in social justice and ending violence. Megan works as a digital educator at HCWC where she uses social media, our podcast, and community presentations to promote gender equality, advocacy, consent, and healthy relationships. She is also passionate about advocating for peace, equality, and youth empowerment. She enjoys research, watching movies, playing roller derby, and spending time at the river with family.