It’s time for us to hit the streets and spread awareness about the Domestic Violence epidemic in our world. We’ve all heard the statistics, ” 1 in 4″ this and ” physical abuse is not the only form” that. It’s time that we get away from the stats, the figures,( though they still remain staggering) and the well-worded political speeches. Here are just a few ways you and your family can show support!
1.)Paint your nails or wear purple all month! When your friends ask about your new hue, tell them why you are doing it. The more open
conversations we have, the better. You never know, you may be talking to a survivor.
2.) Support your local Domestic Violence Agency: Here in Nassau County NY, The Safe Center LI, formerly the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is hosting their annual Gala. Call (516) 465-4700 for more information!
3.) Attend a Rally: The Safe Center LI, along with the Nassau County District Attorneys Office will be hosting ” White ribbon Ceremony”. The white ribbon is an anti-domestic violence symbol. It is most poignantly worn by men who take a stance against domestic violence and it’s acceptance with our culture. Friday October 25th, 2013 at the Minole Court Building located at 155 Washington Ave
4.) Ray of Hope Walk to End Violence Against Women:
The 1st Annual Ray of Hope Walk to End Violence Against Women (ROHW) is a 5K walk that will feature various performances, informational brochures and inspirational guest speakers whom are survivors. The goal of the event is to bring the issue of violence against women from darkness to light by providing a platform of awareness and demonstrating the power of community involvement. This year, the National Organization for Women (NOW) has been chosen as the recipient of the monetary donations that will be collected. For more info go to: http://www.nrcdv.org/dvam/node/121
Domestic Violence affects teens just as much as adults…check out this article by New York Legal