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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The statistics are staggering: Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Globally at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused during her lifetime, most likely by a member of her own family.  More than car acciidents, miuggings, and rapes combined, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.  So what can be done about it?

 

A Call to Action: Taking a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Join a discussion hosted by The New Republic and CARE on September 19th as they explore through discussion how to end gender-based violence, and how to harness a growing global movement to effect change.

Start of Ring the Bell Campaign: Recruiting One Million Men and Boys to Pledge to Help End Violence Against Women

This International Women's Day the New Delhi-based organization Breakthrough/Bell Bijao will kick off an ambitious, year-long cultural and media campaign to recruit one million men and boys to make a promise to act to end violence against women.   It will intensify the organization's award-winning

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

From WHO.org:

Designated by the UN General Assembly in 1999, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women recognizes a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime - with the abuser usually someone known to her.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From ncadv.org:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.