Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Hale Ho’omalu and Molokai ATV News Release
Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved when the first Day of Unity was observed in October of 1981 by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The intent was to bring battered women’s advocates together across the nation and end violence against women and their children.
In October of 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress. Such legislation has continued to pass every year with the NCADV providing key leadership in this effort.
Mayor Alan M. Arakawa has proclaimed October 2013 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on behalf of families and communities across Maui County, he calls upon all of the citizens to help raise awareness. He placed his hand on this proclamation on this 26th day of September 2013.
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized by several community events throughout the month of October. So please join us as Molokai advocates, survivors and task force members present events throughout the month to bring awareness, education, and to stop domestic violence on Molokai.
For information on the events, see the “Upcoming Events” section in The Molokai Dispatch, take a look at bulletin boards around the island or call 567-6888 or 553-3244.