October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time for advocates, survivors and supporters to raise awareness and education about the prevalence of domestic violence in the United States and how everyone can help address the issue.
This year’s theme is #Every1KnowsSome1.
Did you know 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience domestic violence? It’s likely everyone knows someone who has been impacted by domestic violence, making it important for everyone to know how to help those in need and reduce stigma about the issue.
Domestic violence thrives in silence. Shedding light on domestic violence and talking openly about available resources empowers victims, survivors and communities to address the issue head on with truth and compassion.
Learn more about domestic violence and take steps to engage in conversations to educate others. Victims and survivors should never feel shame or stigma about their experiences- everyone can be a part of the solution.
National Domestic Hotline
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Facts & Stats
Domestic violence does not just refer to physical abuse. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
In 2020, 109 victims died from domestic violence in Pennsylvania.
More than 10 million people are abused each year in the U.S.