October 20, 2022
Purple symbolizes survivors who were hurt by physical and emotional abuse but still go on to thrive and live a life free of violence. October 20th is #PURPLETHURSDAY. Wear purple and join the Yale University Working Women’s Network (WWN) to remember victims, stand in solidarity, and celebrate survivors of domestic violence. Our awareness, actions, and support ARE the social change. This year’s campaign theme, #Every1KnowsSome1, will highlight how common DV is and that it is far more than physical abuse.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors that adults and adolescents use to control their intimate or dating partners. It can include physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and other controlling behaviors. If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence you will find local resources at www.ctcadv.org/training-events/memberevents/.
SNAP A SELFIE! Or take a group shot of you & your friends/family/co-workers all wearing purple. Post it with #PURPLETHURSDAY and #DVAM and tag us!
Finding Safety And Support
1-866-331-9474 / Text “loveis” to 22522
National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) / 1-800-787-3224 TTY
Secure online chat: thehotline.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Dating Abuse Helpline
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Futures Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence