DVAM Purple Thursday 2023

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Purple Thursday 2023

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and domestic violence continues to be a profound and pervasive social and public health crisis, crossing lines of class, race, ethnicity, and sexuality. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. There are many forms of domestic abuse which can be verbal, emotional and/or physical and it’s important to understand how these behaviors interact so that you know where to ask for help.

Join our ‘Purple Thursday’ campaign on Thursday, October 19, by wearing purple to show our support for those who have experience domestic violence and abuse and let them know that help is available for themselves and their families. To participate in supporting DVAM/Purple Thursday, please share a photo of you wearing purple with the NIH Civil Branch on Wellness@NIH Facebook Page and for those who are OHR employees, please post the photo on OneOHR (OHR Staff only).

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