The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is officially releasing its 2019 "Remember My Name" today, marking the 26th addition to the collection. The poster's release coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October. This year's image was designed by NCADV and can be downloaded from the NCADV website.
The 2019 Remember My Name includes the names, ages, and states of 106 victims killed by domestic violence abusers last year as well as an additional 16 victims from previous years. "The Remember My Name project is meaningful and important to family and loved ones of those lost and for me personally. As a survivor myself I am moved beyond words every year when seeing the names of those we've lost. The poster is a beautiful memoriam but also a reminder that we are still losing people to domestic violence and our work must continue. More than ever we must stand strong for those lost and those still enduring," says Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV's President/CEO.
NCADV, in conjunction with Ms. Magazine, started the Remember My Name project in 1994 to create a national registry of names to increase public awareness of domestic violence deaths. Since then, NCADV has continued to collect information on incidents of women and others who have been killed by an intimate partner and produces an image in memoriam each year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month listing the names of those submitted. NCADV is creating as complete a registry as possible of women, children and men who have lost their lives due to domestic violence.
Domestic violence is prevalent in every community and affects all people regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. In the United States, an average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute, which equates to more than 10 million abuse victims each year.