Since October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we wanted to dedicate this week’s #FollowFriday to the issue. From creative campaigns and events to being all around awesome, read up below on these six do-good organizations that help raise awareness, money, and so much more. And don’t forget to follow their social media platforms.
The Allstate Foundation has changed the lives of more than 580,000 victims, by propelling them on the path to safety and security. They have invested over $43 million to empower women to break free from abuse. Purple Purse ambassador, Kerry Washington, is lending her voice and passion to the campaign, which is bringing domestic violence and financial abuse out of the shadows. You will receive a Purple Purse Charm in your FabFitFun Fall Box, which you can attach to your purse to show your support.
The NCADV is the “voice of victims and survivors.” They have zero tolerance against domestic violence and their goal is to increase awareness by offering programs and education “that drive change.” The Cosmetic & Reconstructive Support (CRS) Program, for instance, offers medical assistance with cosmetic injuries as a result of an abusive spouse or partner. They’re also in partnership with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and ReconstructiveA Surgery (AAFPRS), in which plastic surgeons across the country donate their services to those who can’t afford surgery.
Futures Without Violence strives to globally advance the healthy, stability, education, and security of women, men, girls, and boys. The organization played a key role in launching the Violence Against Women Act, which was officially passed by Congress in 1994. For over 30 years now, FWV has been making a huge impact on helping stop domestic violence with programs, policies, and campaigns, and continue to “foster ongoing dialogue about gender-based violence and child abuse.”
“Our vision is a future without violence that provides education, safety, justice, and hope.”
No, it’s not Valentine’s Day, although this V-Day does spread love throughout the community. It’s a global activist movement that was created to help end violence against women and girls. The organization produces creative events like the The Vagina Monologues and the documentary Until the Violence Stops, to increase awareness, raise funds, and “revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.” They also take it a step further in focusing on preventing battery, incest, female mutilation, and sex slavery.
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Launched in 2013, No More was created by a team of advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice, and major corporations. It’s supported by many national and local groups, individuals, organizations, universities, and communities who are using the organization’s signature blue symbol, which signifies “zero,” in hopes of one day making domestic violence and sexual assault disappear completely.
The Northwest Network supports the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgender, lesbian, and gay survivors against violence. They’re dedicated to creating strong movements to support economic justice, equality, and respect for all people, no matter what gender or race. Their latest Our Friends Help Friends Survive campaign contains pop art, zombie references, and other engaging tactics in order to make a statement and to help break the silence.
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xx, The FabFitFun Team