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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2019

We begin this Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October by:

  • honoring the memories of victims of domestic violence all around the nation

  • celebrating the courage of the survivors who are breaking barriers every moment to seek out life without violenc

  • commending the efforts of Advocates for creating a space where individuals can thrive in a just society.

Like every year, organizations around the US are planning activities to create awareness and advocate for policy changes that directly or indirectly impacts survivors’ well-being. How would you like to be involved?

Here are 3 ways you can get involved:

  1. Get Informed about Domestic Violence and the Available Support System

    More than 1 in 3 women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime in the US. Domestic violence affects all communities irrespective of national origin, immigration status, economic stature, gender identity, religion and educational achievement among other walks of life. 85% of domestic violence victims are women whereas men and others with various gender identities undergo abuse as well.

  2. Understand the Role Men and Youth can play in eliminating Violence:

    Without realizing the negative consequences it may have on others, many of us play a part in perpetuating the stereotypes and misogynistic environment that ultimately result in gender inequality and violence against women and men in many different forms. Change begins at home. We can teach the young ones in our lives to grow up believing in gender equity that promote healthy relationship.

  3. Get Involved With Maitri or Another Organization Near You:    

Maitri offers many ways an individual can get involved. Volunteers have been the backbone of our agency since inception and the support continues to grow. We believe the change that comes from within a community is the one that would become permanent. Transforming our communities into a sustainable just society can not happen without your involvement.

Feel free to connect with us if you have questions re how to get involved.