Domestic Violence Awareness Month

With the global increase in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, awareness and action are urgently needed.

Domestic violence or intimate partner violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship by one partner, with the intent of gaining or maintaining power and control over another person. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that impact another person.

Since 1976, ELAWC has offered a safe environment where survivors can receive a range of services that are trauma informed and culturally responsive. If you or anyone you know needs help please contact our 24/7 Bilingual Hotline: 800.585.6231


How can you make a difference this DVAM? 


DVAM was created to raise awareness around domestic violence and cultivate a safe and caring community. We have partnered with at East Los Angeles Community College to make this purpose a reality. 

Attend a Virtual Workshop:


October 1    | Thursday  | 4pm - 5:15pm     | Engaging Boys and Men to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault  

October 6    | Tuesday    | 12:15 - 1:30pm  | Sexual and Reproductive Health

October 13  | Tuesday     | 12:15 - 1:30pm  | Roots of Gender Oppression 

October 14 | Wednesday | 12:15 - 1:30pm  | Human Trafficking Workshop 1

October  19 | Monday     | 4:00 - 5:00pm    | Protest Sign Making Workshop with Xicana Artist, Maritza Torres

October 20  Tuesday     | 12:15 - 1:30pm   | Coping with Overwhelming Emotions 

October 22 Thursday   | 12:15 - 1:30pm   | Healthy Relationships Workshop 

October 26 |  Monday     | 12:15 - 1:30pm   | Trauma and Healing  

October 27 |  Tuesday    | 12:15 - 1:30pm   | Human Trafficking Workshop 2

October 29 |  Thursday   | 6:00 - 7:30pm    | 23rd Annual Mujeres De Paz Vigil  [Virtual]


Participate in the Virtual Clothesline Project


The Clothesline Project is a visual display to raise awareness about violence in our society.  Survivors and Advocates looking to participate can digitally design a Clothesline Project t-shirt or take a picture of your t-shirt AND submit it to the East Los Angeles Women’s Center by direct messaging us via Instagram or by emailing your image if you do not have social media. Each design will be displayed at our 23rd Annual Mujeres de Paz Virtual Program!

The shirts are color coded to show the form of violence and whether the victim survived the violence they experienced. WHITE represents people who have died due to violence. YELLOW or BEIGE represents battered or assaulted victims. RED, PINK, or ORANGE are for survivors of rape and sexual assault. 

Thursday, October 15 | Wear Purple 

We invite everyone to wear purple on October 15th to help amplify our voices in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Take pictures of you and your friends (social distancing of course!) wearing purple and post it saying #BreakTheSilence, #WearPurple, #DVAM, and #ELAWC DVAM 2020. Here is an Instagram Story template for you to customize. 

Purple – “No Excuse for Domestic Abuse” – Blank space in the center is for you to customize and make a statement. Get your Cricut or markers ready!  Click here to Download

Here are some ideas for customization: 

  • “In honor of ________” 
  • “In memory of _______” 
  • “I stand with survivors.” 

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