Relationship Abuse is prevalent across all identities and in every community. It affects all people regardless of sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability status, religion, nationality, and socio-economic status.
October is honored nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At UNH, we honor the month as Relationship Abuse Awareness Month. Relationship abuse could include physical, emotional, verbal, and/or sexual violence and can occur within a wide array of relationships (whether that be romantic, professional, familial, etc.).
Each year SHARPP recognizes the month of October with various violence prevention programs, awareness events, and activities focused on healthy relationships, bystander intervention, and more! We encourage students, staff, and faculty to wear a purple ribbon as a unifying symbol of courage, survival, honor, and dedication to ending relationship abuse.
To learn more about our DVAM events visit our social media pages or our upcoming events webpage!
3 ways to help a friend:
• Listen without judgment and start from a place of believing what they tell you
• Establish physical and emotional safety – ask your friend what they need to be safe
• Reach out to appropriate resources – SHARPP, PACS, Health & Wellness, Emergency services, etc