We are strong believers in “everyday advocacy,” or the actions people can take every day to advocate for ending intimate partner violence. Whatever you do and wherever you are, you can be an advocate for the following causes:
We challenge everyone to do at least one advocacy activity each month. Here are the steps:
1. Take our Causes pledge to make your commitment to participating in the Everyday Advocacy Challenge!
2. Decide what your unique advocacy action or actions will be, & go for it!
We encourage you to think big and/or small! There are a lot of ways that people can advocate for ending intimate partner violence:
3. Share your Everyday Advocacy ideas to inspire others to take action in their own communities!
We’ve set up this special section of our web-site where you can comment below and share your advocacy efforts. You can do so anonymously or use your name.
If you have any information about the impact of your advocacy efforts, be sure to share those as well. For example, perhaps an infographic you shared on Facebook started a dialogue among your friends? Maybe you hosted an awareness event that was an opportunity for a large group of people to engage in a meaningful discussion? Or, perhaps something you did helped to connect someone to a community resource that helped them to be safe.
Part of the beauty of advocacy work is that you can often see some sort of immediate impact! But even if the impact isn’t immediately clear, your efforts can make a powerful difference over time.
Intimate partner violence is such a huge social problem that will take a massive number of people working together to end. We know that a lot of people who care deeply about this issue often wonder how they can get involved in efforts to prevent further violence, support survivors, and hold offenders accountable.
We challenge you to start wherever you are--whether you are a long-time advocate or this would be your first venture into the advocacy world--and consider at least one thing you could to advocate for a world in which everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships.
We can’t wait to hear your ideas and inspiring stories of the amazing things you do to advocate to end intimate partner violence! Thanks for all you do, and for being a part of the See the Triumph Campaign!
~ Christine and Allison
Co-Founders, See the Triumph