October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The month of October marks—Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month is a time to mourn those who have lost their lives, celebrate those who have survived, and connect all of us so we can work together to end violence.

The Unfortunate fact is that so many of us know someone who has been affected by domestic violence- a friend whose creepy boyfriend we never really liked, or a family member who, years later reveals harrowing abuse no one ever knew about, or a family friend who daughter’s life will never be the same, and weighs heavily on her every day of her life.

At PAVE, the stories and experiences of survivors and their families are at the core of what we do every day. In honor of them, PAVE is launching a domestic violence awareness campaign- 31 facts about domestic violence in 31 days. (31n31) We will post facts through out our community, using different media, as well as social media and PAVE’s website, we encourage you to share it with your friends and family.

Domestic violence thrives when we are silent. But if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence. We can end it by telling our friends and family that we will not tolerate domestic violence and by asking them to take a stand with us. We can end it by supporting the programs and shelters that provide refuge and safety for hundreds of thousands of survivors every year. We can end it by ensuring that our communities hold abusers accountable for their actions. Throughout this month, help us raise awareness about domestic violence and join us in our efforts to end violence. Together, we can make a difference.

Each day we will post a new domestic violence fact.