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is a public awareness campaign on social media aimed at raising awareness for domestic violence, supporting the work of advocates and honoring survivors.

Starting October 1, 2022 through October 31, 2022, there are many ways you can support, as an individual or organization.

  1. Download our daily prompts calendar. Try participating in any or all daily prompts on the days assigned to the prompt. 
  2. Go social! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like, comment on our DVAM posts, participate in our story polls and quizes!
  3. If you reshare the content please don't forget to use hashtags #RakshaDVAM2022 #31daysofDVAM + tag @rakshinc so we don't miss giving you a shoutout!
  4. Share the DVAM calendar or campaign page URL with your networks!

Please scroll down to view daily prompts and Raksha posts for the day. (some posts may be uploaded on the assigned day)

Daily Prompts & Raksha Posts


Day 1 | Saturday, October 1, 2022
Announce Your Support!

Share our calendar and campaign page on your social media posts or stories and say why domestic violence awareness is important to you! Sample post below.

Or simply, click here to edit this image on Canva, add your logo/ name and say why you support DVAM!



Help create a Thunderclap on social by sharing this post at 12PM EDT on 10/01/22!!

Sample post: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). The recent deaths of Manpreet Kaur and Sania Khan are a tragic reminder of the continuing occurrence of domestic violence in the South Asian communities. This month, as part of our/my commitment to spreading awareness around domestic violence, we/I will be participating in @rakshainc ’s #31DaysofDVAM2022, a social media campaign aimed at creating awareness for domestic violence and sharing culturally-specific information and resources.

Suggested hashtags to use: 

 #RakshaDvam2022 #dvam2022 #DVAM #31DaysofDVAM @rakshainc #southasian 


Day 2 | Sunday, October 2, 2022
Self Care 

💟 Self-care is critical for individuals who have experienced abuse and trauma to help build resilience to cope with the effects of trauma and abuse. However, many can find it more challenging:

🥺to prioritize self-care when battling with feelings of shame, low self esteem or stigma and mental illness

😩figure out as a regimen/ routine. What works for one/ once, may not work for others/ always.

October 2-8, 2022 is National Mental Illness Awareness Week #MIAW #Together4MH

Check out 5 powerful Self Care Tips for Abuse and Trauma Survivors on


Day 3| Monday, October 3, 2022:  Mythbusters

MYTH: “It is the stress” / “They have issues controlling anger”
Abusers often identify stress and uncontrollable anger as reasons for violence. The truth is that abusive behavior is not a result of loss of control or stress but a result of the need to control and gain power in a relationship. Abusers abuse because they think/ feel they are entitled to do so. Stress and anger may be compounding factors but NEVER an excuse or cause for violence. Studies show that abusive behaviors may continue to resurface even after the stress levels experienced by abusers are lowered. And offenders are known to be able to control their anger in social situations or when they know there are serious consequences.
Stress or anger can be seen as acceptable reasons for abusive behaviors by providers or 'head of the family' families/cultures that uphold unequal power in relationships based on patriarchal beliefs.

MYTH: "Once you have children, everything will be fine".
FACT: Some cultures promote the belief that having children can reform abusers. Research shows that having children does not decrease abuse; in fact children are often used as a form of control in abusive relationships.
#dvam2022 #dvam #Raksha31daysofDVAM #RakshaDVAM2022 #domesticviolenceawareness

MYTH: “It only happened one time.”
FACT: If your partner has injured you once, they’ll likely continue to assault you. Abuse is a pattern of behaviors used to control the victim. It is still abuse if the physical violence happened only once, but other forms of abuse continue to occur over time. Many forms of abuse are covert and invisible. And more often than not, victims cannot recognize a pattern of abuse.

Day 4 | Tuesday, October 1, 2022

#DVAM is also a good time to talk about pet safety. Did you know:

 🐾Pets are often used as tools of abuse or control by abusers. 

🐾Only ~10% percent of domestic violence shelters nationwide accept pets

🐾Fear for the welfare of pets is very likely to keep/delay survivors from leaving abusive situations to find safety. 

Give a shoutout today to organizations that strive for pet safety and help survivors. Share a picture of your pets. 

Today we highlight the amazing @ahimsahouse, Georgia’s first and only organization dedicated to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. Thankful for their help in providing safe shelter for pets of Raksha clients, while they got back on their feet. We appreciate you!

Swipe left to see more resources for survivors and pet safety planning.

Day 5 | Wednesday, October 4, 2022:
Honoring survivors

List of upcoming events and vigils honoring DV survivors:


Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) Candlelight Vigil
October 27, 2022 | 6:00PM EDT

Outdoor Event: The Intercontinental Buckhead - Garden

Womens’ Resource Center (WRC) Candlelight Vigil
October 21, 2022 | 7:30PM EDT 

Facebook Live:

International Domestic Violence Resource Fair
October 20, 2022 | 5:00-8:00 PM EDT
Outdoor Event: Fulton County Government Center Atrium
Contact Email: [email protected]

Walk A Mile In her Shoes
October 29, 2022 | 8:00 - 11:00 AM EDT

Outdoor Event: 3140 Old 41 Highway Northwest Kennesaw, GA


Organizers: Kennesaw Police Department & Cobb Domestic Violence Task Force

Cherokee Family Violence Center (CVFC)DV Candlelight Vigil
October 18, 2022 | 6:00 PM EDT
Outdoor event: Canton park, Canton, GA

5th Annual Tina’s Cat Run
Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 8:00 AM EDT
Outdoor event: Ball Ground Community Center, 250 Civic Dr. Ball Ground GA,

Dekalb County Better Together Resource Fair
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 (rescheduled from Oct1,22)
11:00 - 2:00 PM EDT

Outdoor Event: Peace Baptist Church, Decatur GA

Gwinnett Family Violence Task Force's Virtual 5K to End Domestic Violence
October 22, 2022 | 8:00AM EDT


DAY 6 | Thursday, October 6, 2022:
Purple Post

We spy something purple today! Purple is the color for DV awareness. Activity of the day: Share a picture of something purple today!

Day 7| Friday, October 7, 2022:
DV & Immigrant Survivors

Day 8| Saturday, October 8, 2022:
Safety Planning for survivors with language barriers


DAY 9| Sunday, October 9, 2022:

Self-Care for those who care and champion for survivors (advocates, therapists)

Those who care and champion for domestic violence survivors are often prone to experiencing indirect/secondary trauma and burn out. Sharing some links with resources and tips:

DAY 10 | Sunday, October 10, 2022:

Mental Health Awareness Day Mental health impacts of domestic violence

DAY 11 | Monday, October 11, 2022 (National Coming Out Day):
DV in LGBTQ relationships

DAY 12 | Tuesday, October 12, 2022 (Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day):
Impact of DV on survivor health

DAY 13 | Thursday, October 13, 2022 (National Depression Screening Day):

DV & risk of depression

DAY 14 | Friday, October 14, 2022:
Faith & Violence Prevention

DAY 15 | Saturday, October 15, 2022:
Rephrasing Victim-Blaming Language

DAY 16 | Sunday, October 16, 2022 (World Food Day):
Food & Healing from trauma

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