Relationship Violence Awareness Month, also known as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, has been observed for almost 30 years. Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first “Day of Unity” observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.
At MU, the purpose of Relationship Violence Awareness Month is to bring people together to honor and acknowledge those harmed by violence while providing opportunities to learn more about what we can do to end relationship violence in our community. Visit our calendar, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website, and True North’s website for more information about events held this month.
Co-sponsored with other campus and community entities.