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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Each year, the NC State Women’s Center recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) throughout the month of October. Domestic Violence can occur in many different forms of abuse including physical, sexual, emotional, and economic. Domestic Violence is often hidden from public view and can be difficult for a victim/survivor to leave. Domestic violence can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, or ability. Across the United States,

  • Nearly 1 in 3 college women say they have been in an abusive dating relationship
  • 30% of LGBT youth report dating violence, compared to 9% for heterosexual youth
  • 58% of college students say they don’t know what to do to help someone who is a victim of dating abuse

NC State and Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

The Women’s Center hosts events throughout the month of October to raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of Domestic Violence, and share resources and strategies to support those who have experienced Domestic Violence. Join us for a variety of DVAM events including peer-facilitated learning opportunities, educational workshops, activism and healing through art, film screenings, podcasts and/or discussions.

Together, we can take a stand against Domestic Violence.

Seek Help

** If you or someone you know is experiencing relationship violence, sexual violence, stalking or any other form of interpersonal violence and are in need of advocacy services, the NC State Women’s Center has trained advocates available to offer crisis intervention, emotional support, resources, and referrals. Students can contact the 24/7 Sexual Assault Helpline at 919-515-4444 or to be connected with an advocate for remote support via phone, Zoom or Google Hangout.

Advocacy services through the NC State Women’s Center are available for all students inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

For more information on advocacy services, please visit You may also visit for additional information on resources and reporting options.


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