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2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Month


NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October.

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Use #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth to post on social media.

HISTORY

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The “Day of Unity soon evolved into a week and in October of 1987 the first National Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. In 1989 Congress passed Public Law 101-112, officially designating October of that year as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. such legislation has been passed each year since.

 

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