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2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toolkit

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and one of the ways the Department of Defense raises awareness is by supporting and promoting a multi-service campaign.

The resources on this page will help you as service providers and leaders to:

United to End Seal

Unite With Us to End Abuse

Download and share messaging and information from the 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Messaging and Resources Guide: United to End Domestic Abuse.

Post messages from the 2021 DVAM Social Media Toolkit on your social media pages.

Save and share information from this webpage with victims of domestic abuse.

  • Raise awareness of domestic abuse
  • Provide those affected by abuse with resources and safety tips
  • Show family members and friends how to help their loved ones stay safe

The 2021 campaign, “United to End Domestic Abuse,” makes a stand: The military respects, supports and defends victims of domestic abuse.

Getting help for an abusive relationship can be a challenge, especially during a global crisis. It is important to acknowledge the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and how it created conditions of isolation and dependency that may contribute to domestic abuse. As restrictions on movement continue to change during 2021, there may be a sense of uneasiness and potential confusion for victims whose circumstances have changed during the intense periods of lockdown.

The focus of this campaign is on helping friends and family of victims of domestic abuse be aware of ways they can help, while showing those directly affected that help is available.

Social media

Include social media in your campaign efforts by sharing resources and posts from the following sites throughout October:

Flyers, posters and banner

Each service branch has its own branded flyers, posters and banner. Select the service branch below for the products you need.

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