Public Education / Awareness
(Related pages: Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.)
Abuse Aware – is internationally recognized as the visual resource and communication center on domestic violence. The photographs, by Donna Ferrato, have been used to raise awareness by schools and universities, galleries, shelters, courts, prisons, medical associations, politicians, and teachers. They have also been seen on television programs, billboards, posters, film documentaries, newspapers and magazines internationally, New York, NY.
Bravelets™ – there are times in all of our lives where we need to be brave ~ whether for ourselves, for our family, for our friends, or even for a complete stranger. Bravelets™ bracelets are more than just something to wear on your wrist. They are a symbol of hope, strength and courage. They are designed to help you be brave in the toughest of times. Bravelets™ is not a non-profit organization. We are a for-profit company with giving at our core. We want you to know, when you look at your wrist, that $10 was donated to your cause. We want you to know that you helped make a difference. For the purple domestic violence bracelet and the teal sexual assault bracelet, the $10 is donated to the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.
The Clothesline Project – is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt. They then hang the shirt on a clothesline to be viewed by others as testimony to the problem of violence against women, Brewster, MA.
Denim Day – every year since 1999 Peace Over Violence has organized Denim Day in LA & USA. It is a rape prevention education campaign, where we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement and on this day wear jeans as a visible means of protest against misconceptions that surround sexual assault, Los Angeles, CA.
Domestic Violence – Make it Your Business: Recognize • Respond • Refer Public Service Announcements (Spot 1, Spot 2, Spot 3) – a project of the Colorado Bar Association. Copyright © 2002 Project Design Strategy.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA. New online tools.
FrameWorks Institute – the mission is to advance the nonprofit sector’s communications capacity by identifying, translating and modeling relevant scholarly research for framing and re-framing the public discourse about social problems. FrameWorks conducts communications research to aid nonprofit organizations in expanding their constituency base, build public will, and further public understanding of specific social issues, Washington, DC.
National Crime Victims' Rights Week., Office for Victims of Crime.
2012 Resource Guide (English and Español)
2011 Resource Guide (English and Español)
2010 Resource Guide
Resource Guide Archives
National Recovery Month, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration – aims to promote the societal benefits of alcohol and drug use disorder treatment, laud the contributions of treatment providers and promote the message that recovery from alcohol and drug use disorders in all its forms is possible, Washington, DC.
National Stalking Awareness Month, The National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC.
NO MORE – is a simple idea with the power to unleash new, major attention to the numbers of people all around us who are hurt ~ directly or indirectly ~ by domestic violence and sexual assault every day and every minute. We all know people who have been touched by this violence but still, domestic violence and sexual assault remain hidden and misunderstood. NO MORE shines a spotlight on these issues. Each of us can use NO MORE to stop the stigma, shame and silence for good. Like the peace sign, the "support our troops" ribbon or the AIDS ribbon, our goal is to use the NO MORE symbol to help unify all people and organizations who want to end domestic violence and sexual assault.
Advocates Unite to Launch NO MORE, the Groundbreaking Branding Symbol for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, NO MORE, Washington, DC: March 13, 2013.
Indiana says, NO MORE.
It's Time to Say No More, Tim Gunn, Impact Blog, The Huffington Post, March 13, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.
Mark. Brand Ambassador Ashley Greene Announces "NO MORE Campaign" Study Results on Capitol Hill, m.powerment by mark., Washington, DC: March 13, 2013. Read the NO MORE study results.
NO MORE Action Guide, NO MORE, March 2013.
NO MORE Day (webinar), originally aired February 19, 2013.
.The NO MORE Project (webinar), originally aired September 1, 2011.
PSA, February 26, 2013.
Sexual abuse and domestic violence symbol is launched, Eliza Collins, USA TODAY, March 18, 2013. Copyright © 2013 USA TODAY.
SR2 Motorsports and NASCAR Driver Angela Cope debut NO MORE at Michigan International Speedway, SR2 Motorsports, Brooklyn, MI: June 15, 2012.
Survey: Half of all young people know a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence, Kay Steiger, The Raw Story, March 13, 2013. Copyright © 2004-2013 Raw Story Media, Inc.
'Twilight' actress to join senators at Dirksen briefing, Judy Kurtz, In The Know Blog, The Hill, Washington, DC: March 12, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.
The Pixel Project – an innovative Web 2.0 effort to turbo-charge global awareness about violence against women while raising US $1 million for the Women's Aid Organisation Malaysia and the USA's National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Project Youth Safety – funded through a cooperative agreement from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Project Youth Safety is a comprehensive multimedia, multicultural public awareness initiative promoting child and youth safety at the community level. Project Youth Safety independently focuses on six different child / youth safety issues in six different markets to create issue awareness amongst today's youth.
Public Service Announcement (PSA) Partner Kit, Justice Solutions – describes the National Public Awareness and Education Campaign, in particular, its PSA Plan, which provides resources to help victim assistance organizations tailor PSAs to their local television stations. The kit includes a storyboard, video clips of seven PSAs, and a 20-page guidebook. Together, they make a strong argument for why victim service providers should become PSA Partners and give detailed information on how to do so. View the PSAs
Purple Light Nights®– the goal is to have all residents shine a purple light on every front porch; hang a string of purple lights in every business; and decorate each downtown street tree with purple lights, to send the message that "Domestic Violence Has NO Place In Our Community," King County, WA.
The Red Flag Campaign, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance – public awareness campaign to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses, Charlottesville, Richmond and Toano, VA.
Saving Promise Campaign – a national grassroots movement to finally put Domestic Violence Awareness on the map by making it a national priority, changing public perception and heightening awareness. How? Through the following strategic initiatives: public education, cause marketing and branding and cultivating national alliances and support, Washington, DC.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (English and Español), National Resource Center on Sexual Violence, Enola, PA.
Silent Witness: The People of Kaiser Permanente Tell Their Stories of Domestic Violence – includes stories from the People of Kaiser Permanente, using their own words.
Silent Witness National Initiative – promoting peace, healing and responsibility in adult relationships in order to eliminate domestic murders in the United States by the year 2010, Minneapolis, MN.
Sow -n- Grow – promoting effective, low cost resources for successful programs & events, Franklin, MI.
Start by Believing, End Violence Against Women International – a public awareness campaign uniquely focused on the public response to sexual assault. Because a friend or family member is typically the first person a victim confides in after an assault, each individual's personal reaction is the first step in a long path toward justice and healing. Knowing how to respond is critical – a negative response can worsen the trauma and foster and environment where sexual assault predators face zero consequences for their crimes. Because rapists attack an average of six times, one failed response can equal five more victims. Start by Believing will lead the way toward stopping this cycle, by creating a positive community response, informing the public, uniting allies and supporters, and improving our personal reactions. The goal is to change the world, and outcomes for victims, one response at a time, Addy, WA.
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Take Back the Night –serves to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence.
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month – a collaborative national effort to raise public awareness, increase critical services and support efforts to build healthy relationships and prevent dating abuse, Washington, DC.
Together We Can Stop It, Scottish Women's Aid.
Week Without Violence – in 1995 the YWCA USA began Week Without Violence to shine a beacon on the need to end the massive assault on women. Today the annual commemoration has become a global campaign involving women, men and children in hundreds of communities in the United States and in countries around the world. Through the website, comprehensive resources are now available to millions of people to help them eradicate violence from their homes, schools, workplaces and communities, Washington, DC.