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Pre-Event Excitement for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- #31n31_2 million injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused as a result of domestic violence each year. More than $5.8 billion is spent on health-related costs due to domestic violence each year. Join us today at 3:00 PM ET for the 3rd Annual National Call of Unity, and click below to read President Obama's proclamation for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Purpose of the Call
On this annual call, several national organizations, governmental agencies, local domestic violence programs, advocates, allies, survivors and their family and friends gather together to connect and refocus our efforts to end domestic violence. Each year approximately 400 listeners dial in to join the call, with many more listening together in counseling centers, domestic violence shelters, meeting rooms, at school and at home.
This is a great opportunity for us to come together as a collective movement to share a national message on the importance of keeping victims safe from further harm, ending children’s exposure to domestic violence in the home, and holding offenders accountable for their actions.
Who is listening from around the US?
Kenya Fairley, Director of Programs for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
For years Kenya Fairley has been an advocate to end domestic and sexual violence against women and girls, both professionally and as a volunteer. As Director of Programs at the NRCDV, Kenya oversees the technical assistance, training, and resource development components of the organization. The mission of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence is to improve societal and community responses to domestic violence and, ultimately, prevent its occurrence.
Kenya also coordinates the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, which creates a forum for a diverse group of professional advocates from national organizations and culturally-specific institutes to provide input on issues of national importance; those emerging issues and ideas are then converted into resource tools and materials for use by advocates and allies.