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Domestic Violence Awareness Month at MGA Libraries

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month began in 1981 and was created by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) as a means of bringing together battered womens' advocates across the country.

The NCADV defines domestic violence as "the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional/psychological abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence varies dramatically."


  • On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by a domestic partner in the United States, which is equal to over 10 million men and women per year.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.  This includes a range of behaviors and in some cases might not be considered "domestic violence."
  • On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 20,000 calls.
  • Intimate partner violence is most common among women ages 18-24.
  • 19 percent of intimate partner violence involves a weapon.


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