Centering Health Equity for SAAM & Black Maternal Health Week

Black Maternal Health Week 2023


“We dream of a world where health equity is a reality for Black women and girls. And we can create that world when we center those most impacted in our violence prevention work.” – Patty Branco

In recognition of both Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) from April 11-17 and Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout the month of April, NRCDV is centering the connections between maternal health, sexual violence, and health equity.


DVAM 2022: Living into Our Values and Cultivating Joy

Call for Unity


“Cultivating joy, always a clear path towards liberation.” – Patty Branco, NRCDV

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and beyond, we are committed to promoting the alignment of our values with our actions as we navigate intersecting realities, grounded in our shared commitment to no survivor justice without racial justice. In order to end domestic violence and create safe and thriving communities for all, we must dismantle anti-Blackness and center humanity, wellness, joy, and connectedness for advocates, survivors, and all who work alongside us towards collective liberation.


SAAM 2022: Leading with the HERstory: Without Black Women There Is No Movement

Black women have a long, rich history of leading and organizing against violence and oppression


Even before its official declaration, Sexual Assault Awareness Month was about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. From the civil rights movement to the founding of the first rape crisis centers to national legislation and beyond, the roots of SAAM run deep. From then until now, Black women have been and remain the leaders of the movement to end gender-based violence. Without Black women there is no movement.

Centering Connection for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month 2022

#1Thing #UnaCosa


This February, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is lifting up key resources that “Center Connection” by building meaningful relationships with youth across multiple identities and lived experiences. We are highlighting advocates, programs, initiatives, and campaigns that center Black youth and honor their wisdom and leadership.


Turning Up the Heat for DVAM 2021: No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice

No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is right around the corner, and for #DVAM2021 we are turning up the heat on our call to action from last year, No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice. This October and beyond, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project calls on the domestic violence movement to center, celebrate, and follow the leadership of Black survivors, leaders, advocates, and frontline workers.