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:
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.”