October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know...
- A study of domestic violence survivors found that 74% of employed battered women were harassed by their partner while at work?
- 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the U.S. has experienced physical violence, sexual assault and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime?
- Homicide was the leading cause of on-the-job deaths for women?
|In addition to these signs in our yard, the Clement Mansion|
will "Go Violet to End Violence" with purple lighting tonight
Awareness and changing attitudes are key to addressing the problem of domestic violence. So we're doing our part during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we're not alone in showing our purple pride. Just down the street, Child & Family Services and the International Institute have also "gone violet".