State Sen. Kevin Parker is partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence to take part in a series of events during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Every October, NNEDV strengthens its efforts to raise awareness of domestic violence with a series of events. This year, the campaign is titled “A Week of Action” and will take place Oct. 19 to 23.
“Domestic violence is a scourge in my district and across our great state and nation,” said Parker. “That’s why every legislative session, I take action in reducing this moral blight because no one—man or woman—should have to live in fear. I am proud to work with NNEDV and honored that they have allowed me to partner with them for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”
In America, approximately 71 million men and women are victims of violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. It affects 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men. However, in one day alone, approximately 11,000 requests for emergency services from victims go unmet and unresolved because of a lack of resources, often because of cuts in public funding.