Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to shed more light on an issue that has claimed too many lives, and we’re inviting everyone get involved.
Inspired by the #MeToo movement, NCADV is introducing a similar concept focused on domestic abuse. This movement will help debunk common myths about domestic violence, as well as pressure the criminal and legal systems to make things easier for victims and survivors.
In an effort to destigmatize domestic violence, and as a reflection of our mission to amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors, we have implemented the #SurvivorSpeaks hashtag.
#MeToo shows us that cultural and social change is obtainable when the conversation is made accessible to all who are affected by sexual violence. Our hope is that #SurvivorSpeaks will empower survivors to come forward with strength and share stories that need to be told bringing awareness to this issues that impacts millions of women.
Because when a #SurvivorSpeaks, it’s powerful.
20,000 calls daily are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. Help the number shrink by supporting National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in creating a society that has zero tolerance for domestic violence. #SurvivorSpeaks
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1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence yearly; and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence. With #SurvivorSpeaks, we hope all survivors will be strong enough to come forward.
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