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DVAM, Challenge 5: Know the Signs of Abuse

Over 500 people shared our photo from Challenge Four on Facebook! The DVAM Challenge is off to a great start! During this week, we have reflected on how information is powerful in understanding and ending domestic violence. Being able to tell the signs of domestic violence is very challenging, especially when it is happening to someone we love or maybe even ourselves. Please read the following signs ... Read More »

DVAM Challenge, Day 4

We have to remove the stigma around domestic violence. Many statistics show that 1 in 4 women will be abused in their lifetime. Despite this high number, abuse is still a taboo subject. We need to make domestic violence an issue that we can talk about openly so that victims and survivors won't feel judged for experiencing abuse. We should make sure that anyone who ... Read More »

DVAM Challenge, Day 3: Test Your Knowledge of Domestic Violence

How much do you know about domestic violence? Take our quiz below as your DVAM challenge #3. DVAM challenge #3: Answer true or false to the statements below and then continue reading on to see how you did. 1. Domestic violence is not a problem in your community. 2. Couples counseling is recommended by The Hotline for abusive relationships. 3. Sometimes the victim provokes their partner into abusing them. 4. ... Read More »

DVAM Challenge, Day 2: Information is Power

This week, we’ll be focusing on how information is a powerful tool for survivors, victims and advocates alike. By knowing more about domestic violence, we’ll be able to identify it when we see it in our homes and communities, and we will know what options are available for those involved. During this week of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, think about what you know about this issue. ... Read More »

Will You Commit to Our DVAM Challenges?

October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s a chance for everyone in the movement – victims, survivors, advocates, law enforcement, supporters and politicians – to unite in our work to end abuse. Working to end domestic violence is a daunting task. There are times where it seems like we’re trying to achieve the impossible. How can we successfully empower everyone to have a healthy relationship? While ... Read More »

Today on Katie Couric: Dating Abuse

Katie Couric’s talk show Katie is discussing dating abuse on today's episode airing at 4 p.m. Eastern/3 p.m. Central. The show will feature survivors of dating abuse and the family of Yeardley Love, who was murdered by her boy cialis 10mg friend in 2010. To find your local time and channel to watch Katie, please click here. To learn more about the One Love Foundation in honor of ... Read More »

The Hotline Celebrates the 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act and Calls for Bi-partisan Support for the Reauthorization of VAWA

Austin, Texas – September 13, 2012 – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) today celebrates the 18th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) and asks Congress to support reauthorization of the landmark legislation. The Hotline was created by the legislation and has helped millions of women, men and families since its creation. The Hotline receives more than 22,000 calls a month from victims of domestic ... Read More »