Lo Loves Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 22, 2015

October seems to be The Month. I'm seeing so many awareness campaigns being shared on social media. Here's a few: 

 

Black History Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Infant Loss and Miscarriage Awareness Month

 

and more! So many things we could all do with a little education on.

 

One that has been running since 1987 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It started as a day, The Day of Unity, in 1981. It ended up as a week, and then a month of activities to bring recognition, and to help put an end to the widespread domestic violence and abuse suffered by women, children and men all over the world.

 

So what is Domestic Violence? The UK government’s definition of domestic violence is “any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those ag