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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to remember victims and survivors, raise awareness of what domestic violence is, how to recognize it, and what can be done to prevent it.


Every month, an average of 70 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner.

Everytown analysis of CDC, National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), 2019.

Last updated: 1.26.2022


Access to a gun makes it five times more likely that a woman will die at the hands of a domestic abuser.

Campbell, J. C., and et al. (2003). “Risk factors for femicide in abusive relationships: results from a multisite case control study”. American Journal of Public Health.  (2003).

Every month, an average of 70 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner and nearly 1 million women alive today have reported being shot or shot at by intimate partners. Research clearly shows that disrupting abusers’ access to guns can save lives.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233), or text START to 88788 from anywhere in the U.S.

This month, help raise awareness of intimate partner violence by sharing resources and shining a light on prevention.

Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, can take many forms. Understanding the behaviors that define domestic violence is a crucial way to take part in prevention and assist others in crisis.

All forms of intimate partner violence are preventable. Common-sense laws that keep guns out of the hands of abusive partners can help to reduce it.

Domestic Violence Grant Program

Through our Domestic Violence Grant Program, organizations across the country can access funding. These grants support activities related to addressing the intersection of domestic violence and gun violence.

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Moments That Survive

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, read and share the stories of domestic violence survivors.

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Share on Social Media

Help raise awareness by sharing resources on domestic violence on your social media accounts.

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