DVAM / Week Without Violence
Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state, and national level.
The YWCA Week Without Violence was launched in 1995 and has grown from a grassroots initiative into a global movement with women, men and children participating in events in over 20 countries. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
—Adapted from the 1996 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Resource Manual of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Events consist of; Information Fair, Candlelight Vigil, Literary Reading Performances and Panel Discussions.
Support for these events provided by:
Women's Protective Services
TTU Student Counceling Center
TTU Student Health Services
TTU Women's & Gender Studies
Community Health Center of Lubbock
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
What is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?
In 1989 the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 101-112 designating October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Each year, Women's Protective Services teams up with local government to proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.