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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021 Resources and Social Media

Your voice matters in raising awareness for domestic violence. Learn how to share your commitment to communities that are safe, empowered and free from domestic violence with these resources.

Resource guide to organizations, social media content, and campaigns for domestic violence awareness in October and beyond.


Domestic Violence Awareness Hashtags

#domesticviolence #domesticviolencesurvivors #saynotodomesticviolence #againstdomesticviolence #domesticviolenceprevention #enddomesticviolence #stopdomesticviolence #domesticviolenceawareness #enddvtogether #enddv #enddvnow

Domestic violence awareness campaigns


NCADV’s 2020 DVAM Toolkit: #WeAreResilient

“In this toolkit, you’ll find information, background, messaging, templates, and content that you’ll find helpful when promoting your involvement in #DVAM2021 and your commitment to seeing a national culture where we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence.

The #WeAreResilient toolkit includes …

  • Details about NCADV and DVAM
  • Ideas and suggestions for DVAM in the Time of COVID-19
  • Information about Domestic Violence (including graphics, links to blog posts and fact sheets, and online resources)
  • Samples and Templates
  • More Ways to #PowerUp with NCADV

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

NRCDV’s mission is to strengthen and transform efforts to end domestic violence.

The Domestic Violence Awareness Project: #1Thing

The Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) developed a unified message around #1Thing. Change can start with only #1Thing. One person’s actions may seem insignificant, but together a communities’ collective “#1Things” can lead to real social transformation.

When we work together and each do #1Thing to prevent youth relationship violence and foster healthy relationships and communities, real social change is possible.

  • The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power.
  • Healing from domestic violence requires our collective One Things.
  • We can all do #1Thing towards eradicating domestic violence.
  • Sharing our stories can have a ripple effect and can inspire others to action.
  • Our collective One Things are valuable for systems advocacy.
  • #1Thing offers the community tangible ways to get involved in the effort to end domestic violence.

The Domestic Violence Awareness Project

Domestic violence is preventable. NRCDV provides information and resources on gender-based violence

#DVAM2021 No Survivor Justice without Racial Justice

“For #DVAM2021 we are turning up the heat on our 2020 theme, No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice. Domestic violence is linked to all forms of violence. To end domestic violence, we must dismantle anti-Blackness, other types of racism, discrimination, & structures that perpetuate oppression. This October and beyond, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) calls on the domestic violence movement to center, celebrate, and follow the leadership of Black survivors, leaders, advocates and frontline workers.”

The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community

Launched in 2016, Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community serves as a national, culturally-specific services issue resource center to provide support to and be a voice for the Black Community in response to domestic, sexual and community violence. Ujima was founded in response to a need for an active approach to ending domestic, sexual and community violence in the Black community.

NNDEV Week of Action 2021 #Every1KnowsSome1

#Every1KnowsSome1, strives to highlight how common domestic violence is and that it is more than physical violence. Join their Week of Action October 18-24, 2021 to engage advocates, partners, and the public in starting a national conversation.


  • Media Monday (10/18): Share a piece of media on your own social channels that bring awareness to domestic violence
  • Twitter Chat Tuesday (10/19): Join us throughout the day Tuesday as we answer questions on Twitter. More information coming soon!
  • Do Work Wednesday (10/20): What does “do work” mean? Well, we all have a role to play in ending domestic violence. Today, donate to support our work. Share and follow your local program’s social accounts. Look into volunteering at your local program.
  • Purple Thursday (10/21): It’s our favorite day of #DVAM: #PurpleThursday! We’re wearing purple today to show our support for survivors and our commitment to ending violence. Get the Purple Thursday printables, frames, and more in our toolkit.
  • Philanthropy Friday (10/22): Survivors and programs urgently need financial support. Make your gift and make a difference.
  • Speak Up Saturday (10/23): Policy and advocacy are key to our work to end domestic violence, and we need your voice to make a difference. Sign up to receive action alerts from local and national organizations.
  • Sharing Sunday (10/24): Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and it’s likely happening to someone close to you. Today is a perfect day to share resources.

National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC)

To recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) this October, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) invites survivors of domestic violence, Tribal leaders, Tribal programs, grassroots advocates, and communities to participate in our DVAM campaign, Honoring the Indigenous Strength and Needs of Native Women Survivors of Domestic Violence, to raise awareness of this issue and its impacts on Native women and their children and to raise up Indigenous-based solutions to end the violence.

National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC)

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. The NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.


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