Show support and amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors
We know that domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects victims regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Violence against women and girls occurs in many different forms—physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, financial, and even through technology. It is a worldwide public health crisis and human rights violation of epidemic proportions. Although there has been substantial progress in reducing domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute.
Show Your Support
Wear Purple on Thursday, October 20
Purple Thursday is a national day of action during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Individuals across the nation will wear purple on Thursday, October 20, to show survivors that there is a community of support surrounding them and fighting for them.
Participating in Purple Thursday is also a great opportunity to start conversations with others. It opens the door to awareness with colleagues, strangers, friends, or family. We encourage you to share information about Soroptimist/LiveYourDream.org and the work we do to support women through our Dream Programs, as many are often survivors of domestic violence.
Share Picture of Yourself Wearing Purple on Social Media
Include a caption about how you support survivors of domestic violence. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SoroptimistPurpleThursday.
Join us in going purple on October 20. Collectively, we can help send a clear message to domestic violence survivors that they are supported.
Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence
We’ve put together a set of ready-to-share infographics that you can easily post to social media to share the facts about domestic violence.
Make a Gift to Help Survivors of Domestic Violence
We provide financial support to women in poverty to help them pursue education. More than half of these women identify as survivors of some kind of abuse. Your gift today can help them stay safe and rebuild their lives!