October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence started a Day of Unity in 1981 to connect battered womens advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and children.
Did you know that 2 out of 5 women will experience abuse or violence during their lifetime? The statistics are shocking.
For the last 6 years, MotherTongues has given $1 of every t-shirt, apron or tote bag sold, to the Center for Women in Transition (CWIT) in Holland, Michigan. This amazing organization helps women and children deal with significant life challenges. I’m proud of how we have been able to help out, in our small way. And thankful for organizations like CWIT all over the country, helping out in the communities where they are located.
This month is a time to celebrate survivors, congratulate advocates, empower victims, and mourn the deaths of those lost to domestic violence. Find out if there are vigils in your community (or organize one), go listen to survivors speak out, and talk to your kids. Because we are part of an Ubuntu community – a community who cares.