In October 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (DVAM) turned the “Day of Unity” into Domestic Violence Awareness Month to join advocates across the United States committed to ending violence against women and children. In October 1987, the first DVAM was recognized. In 1989, a law was passed designating October as DVAM. Every year, we celebrate the “Day of Unity” on the first Monday of October.
Tomorrow, we will celebrate the “Day of Unity.” Let’s take the time to educate ourselves about domestic violence and emotional abuse, often the precursor to physical abuse. In particular, the more we know about non-physical abuse like emotional abuse, psychological abuse, mental and verbal abuse, the more prepared we will be to take action before domestic abuse becomes physical. For one educational source, checkout the YouTube film on my twitter titled: ” Domestic Violence: The War on Women.”