October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and is a time to recognize the impact domestic violence has on communities. During this month we highlight the work to prevent and end domestic violence. 

In 2015, VALOR released the report Reciprocal Advancement that described efforts to elevate the issues of both domestic violence and sexual assault together.  Today, this reciprocal relationship is stronger than ever as our movements strive to advance equity and eradicate oppression that are the root causes of all forms of violence. 

VALOR works alongside our partners such as the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, to continue to meet the needs of our communities, collaborate effectively, and take actions that work toward ending domestic violence, sexual violence and all forms of violence. 

This month, we encourage you to take time to learn more about how you can be involved in the movements to end domestic violence and sexual violence. To view events happening this month and access helpful resources, visit the following links below:

Join VALOR and other organizations throughout DVAM and beyond in working towards a world free from violence.