(WASHINGTON, D.C., September 2018) Saving Promise, a national domestic violence prevention organization, is launching a new awareness campaign, Don’t Just Give A Damn, with the release of a new video aimed at highlighting the impact of domestic violence on adolescents, young adults, and millennials. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
“One in three girls will be a victim of domestic violence before age 25. It’s time for all of us to take action to prevent domestic violence — one of the most serious public health issues wreaking havoc on our children, our families, our communities, our health and our economy. Don’t just give a damn … give a dollar and do something about it,” said Saving Promise Founder and CEO L.Y. Marlow.
The video features the story of five generations of mothers and daughters that suffered and survived more than sixty years of domestic violence, narrated by Promise, Marlow’s 11-year-old granddaughter.
“They all had bad things happen to them,” said Promise in the video. “So my Bumblebee started an organization called Saving Promise to help save me and girls like me and help the world be good again!”
In the time of #MeToo and Time’s Up, when domestic and sexual violence have become some of the most serious public health issues, it’s time we not only talk about these issues but take action and do something.
Follow the link to view the full video and learn more about Don’t Just Give a Damn:
Donations help provide programs for youth and young adults that foster safe and healthy relationships; public education campaigns to end the silence and disrupt the social and cultural norms that tolerate domestic violence; and research to better understand the emotional, physical, and financial impacts of domestic violence, particularly on children, adolescents, and young adults. –PR