Why is Domestic Violence Awareness Associated with a Purple Ribbon?
In the United States military, the Purple Heart is presented to those who have been wounded while serving. For survivors of Domestic Violence, who may also be wounded both physically and emotionally, the color is meant to be a symbol of peace, courage, survival, honor and dedication to ending violence.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This movement started in 1981 during “Day of Unity,” This is a day that connects supporters working to end violence against women and children across the United States. The movement was formed in a law by the U.S. Congress in 1989.