October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). DVAM evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Domestic violence thrives when we are silent; but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic violence.
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