The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is officially releasing its 2016 "Remember My Name" poster as well as an "Anniversary" poster celebrating the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). The release of the posters in October coincides with DVAM. Both posters were designed by Denver graphic designer Alyssa Auerbach and can be purchased from the NCADV website.
The 2016 Remember My Name poster includes the names, ages, and states of 341 victims killed by abusers last year. "The Remember My Name project is meaningful to family and loved ones of those lost and for me personally, as a survivor, I am moved beyond words each year when seeing the names. It reminds me and the NCADV team, we still have so much work to do. The poster is a beautiful memoriam but also a reminder that we are still losing people to domestic violence and it must stop," says Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV's Executive Director.
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In addition to continuing the Remember My Name project, NCADV has also created a poster honoring 30 milestones made since Domestic Violence Awareness Month began. The milestones range from state coalitions openings to Congressional legislative victories to the first national domestic violence hotline. "It is absolutely amazing, the work we have done in addressing the many issues of domestic violence and the strides we have made in practical and policy responses. This history also acknowledges that there is still work to be done, but I hope others will view this and understand the many accomplishments."
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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 a poster 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 Awareness Month was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues and raise awareness. NCADV was the catalyst behind connecting those across the nation when it conceived and organized a Day of Unity in 1981. By 1987, the day had expanded into a week and then a month-long observance and activities intended to mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating domestic violence survivors, and connecting people who are working to end 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.