October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and as part of the effort to raise awareness of domestic and dating violence and support victims and survivors of interpersonal violence, the U of A and the Bureau from Title IX will observe #PurpleThursday on Thursday, October 21.
The entire campus community is encouraged to join in solidarity with victims and survivors of domestic violence by wearing shades of purple throughout the day and using the hashtag #PurpleThursday on social media.
“Let’s work together for change by raising awareness about reducing domestic violence,” said Shanita Pettaway, U of A Title IX coordinator.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, an average of 20,000 calls are made to domestic violence hotlines across the country every day. In Arkansas, 40.8 percent of women and 34.8 percent of men experience physical violence, sexual violence, and / or harassment from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Launched in October 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a national, collaborative effort to connect and unite between organizations, individuals, higher education institutions and various other members of the community to raise awareness of the issues. related to domestic violence.
There are many on-campus resources available to anyone who may be a victim of domestic violence, sexual harassment, or any other form of gender-based discrimination, including the Title IX Office, the Campus sexual assault and domestic violence center and U of A Cares.
Incidents of sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and discrimination can be reported to the university through the report.uark.edu.
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