By Brooke Muir (FADV Executive Director)
March is just around the corner and we look forward to another great NO MORE Week. NO MORE Week (March 7-13, 2021) is a global campaign dedicated to raising awareness around domestic violence and sexual assault. Domestic violence thrives in shame and silence. When we say NO MORE we are telling our friends, family, and co-workers that we support them and we do not accept abuse in any form.
This year FADV is addressing the silence, shame, and myths that surround domestic violence. We invite you to join us in saying #NoMoreSilence to intimate partner and family violence. Violence doesn’t just stay in the home; it affects our schools, healthcare systems, and workplaces.
And of course we need YOUR help in saying NO MORE to SILENCE! How can you support FADV in this important campaign? We are glad you asked! Here are a few ways you can get involved:
We are working closely with businesses to spread awareness around intimate partner violence through our new REACH program (Respond, Empower, Advocate, Connect, & Help). This 1-hour presentation helps employers and employees recognize the signs of intimate partner violence and where to turn for help. Businesses play a key role in spreading awareness and creating safer work environments. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. These statistics make it very likely that someone in your workforce is experiencing abuse. Employers can say NO MORE to domestic violence by scheduling a REACH presentation for their employees. For more information you can reach us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website, fadv.org.
We are incredibly grateful for your continued support. As rates of domestic violence rise due to the global pandemic and resources are stretched to their limit, we feel our work and mission are more important than ever. Together we are helping survivors get the help and services they need to gain safety, heal, and move forward. As always, we are #LouderTogether!
With much gratitude,