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October is a significant month for survivors, advocates and communities around the world as it marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). This annual observance highlights domestic violence, a pervasive issue affecting countless individual families, transcending boundaries of age, race, gender and socioeconomic status.

The theme for DVAM 2023 is #Every1KnowsSome1, emphasizing the far-reaching impact of domestic violence and its presence in nearly every community. This theme serves as a reminder that domestic violence is not confined to physical abuse alone; it encompasses emotional, psychological, financial and other forms of abuse. #Every1KnowsSome1 seeks to broaden the conversation surrounding domestic violence, dispel misconceptions and encourage support and understanding for survivors.

This DVAM, let’s come together as a community to support survivors, raise awareness and work towards a world where everyone can live free from the fear of domestic violence. Together we can make a difference, one conversation, one act of support and one survivor at a time.

Check out our website for more information on how to support someone experiencing domestic violence.

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