Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, call your local hotline, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
October was a busy Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 10th anniversary summit and gala in Washington, DC on October 4, 2006 were a huge success. This unprecedented gathering of corporate, private and government leadership was called together to develop a 10-year blueprint for change to significantly reduce domestic violence in America. More than 100 summit panelists representing the public and private sectors, Business, Domestic Violence Services and Community Partnerships, Education, Faith Communities, Families and Relationships, Government, Healthcare and Mental Health Services, Media, Men Working to End Violence Against Women and Youth Services participated in the first of a series of Summit meetings scheduled throughout the fall (the next two meetings are scheduled for November 29 and 30 in Dallas and February 2 in Santa Monica, CA).
Following the day-long national Summit, NDVH hosted a celebratory gala at Union Station in honor of the Hotline’s 10th anniversary and to recognize individual and corporate leadership in the movement to end domestic violence. Over 300 people attended the Gala which was emceed by Court TV’s Catherine Crier. This year’s honorees included actress Salma Hayek, domestic abuse survivor Yvette Cade and Steve Largent, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTIA-The Wireless Foundation.
Jeweled Sponsors for both the Decade for Change Summit and the 10th Anniversary Gala include Target, Curves, Allstate Insurance, Verizon, and American Happenings.
Also at the gala, NDVH unveiled a commemorative 10th Anniversary video.