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DVAM 2021: #Every1KnowsSome1

Every October, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) joins with its partners, supporters, and allies across the country to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).  This year, we’re partnering with state coalitions across the nation to start a coordinated national conversation about domestic violence and how we can all contribute to changing the narrative on this overshadowed, but fundamental topic.

More prevalent than most realize, one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual identity or orientation, or socio-economic status, can become a victim of domestic violence.

This year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1, strives to highlight how common domestic violence is and that it is more than physical violence. Throughout October, we will be sharing content on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter to help raise awareness and educate the public on the complex dynamics of domestic violence. A Week of Action is planned for October 18-24, 2021 to engage advocates, partners, and the public in starting a national conversation.