Meeting This Moment for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice

 

“This moment in time is a call for transformation – a critical opportunity to revisit the roots of our movement to end gender-based violence in ways that can purposefully restore humanity for all.” – Meeting this Moment: Meaningful Engagement for Social Change during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Beyond​​​​​

As we approach Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project invites you to commit to doing #1Thing to help create safe and thriving communities for all.

 

How Advocates Can Ensure Survivors’ Voices Are Heard This Election Season

 

I voted stickers

Elections provide a key opportunity for voters to engage in systems-level advocacy by voting for the candidates and ballot measures that best represent our values. 

This is especially critical right now, as voters prepare to address key issues in local, state, and federal races this November. There are many opportunities for nonprofits to legally engage in elections activities, which makes domestic violence service providers well-positioned to play a pivotal role in supporting survivors’ access to their right to vote.

 

Mothering & Advocacy During COVID-19: When Essential Worlds Collide in a Time of Collective Trauma

 

Advocate, because awesome isn't a job title.

 

Mothers and maternal caregivers who are advocates do this work for many of the same reasons they mother – they believe in the power of love and compassion; they care about people and their right to thrive; they are invested in building safe, healthy, and strong communities. These separate identities are naturally intertwined, but have never been as integrated for mother advocates then at this very moment.

 

The Women of NO MORE

women of NO MORE“There is no room for excuses. There is no room for hate. There is no room for violence. There is no room for rape. We are just one voice of millions that support our dream—a world without violence.” – Michelle Bart, Washington Says NO MORE

Teen DV Month 2020: Turning Outrage into Action

teensFebruary 2020 marks 10 years of working to prevent teen dating violence for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM). Because we know that Awareness + Action = Social Change, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project is excited to echo Break the Cycle’s call to turn outrage into action for social transformation this #TeenDVMonth. When we work together and each do #1Thing to prevent dating violence and foster healthy relationships and communities, real social change is possible!

#1Thing, One Movement: Working Together Towards Collective Liberation

 

Multiple photo collage with #1Thing & #UnaCosaDivision is a tool of oppression. The remedy is collaboration.

Advocates across social justice movements have long known the power of solidarity. However, often the very institutions that sustain us also perpetuate a system of divisiveness and competition among organizations whose goals and values intersect, and between movements searching for voice and visibility. It takes humility and courage to prioritize collective action over individual agendas, and to step back to make space for others, which are necessary shifts in order to achieve true social transformation.