Each year, over 100 Texas women lose their lives to domestic violence. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we challenge all of Texas to Go Purple and strive for a state where no one loses their life as a result of domestic violence. Go Purple by standing up for domestic violence victims and survivors and taking action to end violence in our communities.
This year we’re excited to provide Texas programs, advocates, and community members with an updated digital toolkit to empower you to Go Purple this October.
The Go Purple Digital Toolkit includes:
- Social Media Tips & Tricks
- Posting Guidelines
- Content Calendar
- Media 101 Guide
- DVAM Activity Guide
- Online Resources
Each October TCFV releases Honoring Texas Victims, a report that pays tribute to the Texas women who lost their lives due to domestic violence. The report offers a narrative of their story and an analysis of data drawn from them. Our goal is to assist communities in identifying lethal characteristics of these cases to help create a safer Texas now and in the future.
TCFV researches IPV related deaths all year long. As part of the fact checking, TCFV reconciles data with DPS. HTV is available after the DPS data is released. Honoring Texas Victim’s is typically available in the first week in October. We will update the social media resources with HTV content as soon as it becomes available.
Create your own content!
Sometimes you need an event flyer or a social media graphic that is just for you. This year we’re excited to provide a short tutorial to help you create the content you need for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This tutorial uses Canva, an online design tool, and Unsplash, a free stock photo resource.
Have questions about the Go Purple Toolkit or Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Contact Kate Kerns