October Awareness Month
One of the most worrying and consistent trends during the COVID-19 pandemic is an increase of domestic violence among the American Indian and Alaska Native groups. Governments around the U.S. are taking unique approaches this year in how they act to stop the violence and help victims to be heard during times of uncertainty.
October is nationally recognized for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. It is a special time to celebrate survivors, honor those who have passed on, raise awareness, and stand with one another (while social distancing and wearing masks) in our commitment to preventing violence in partner relationships across Alaska.
The Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center envisions our Tribal women, communities and families free from violence, healing the trauma and utilizing the wisdom of our ancestors to create effective community/Tribal responses to domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, trafficking, sexual assault, and related injustices.
Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA)
To be a collective voice for victims and survivors and to support those agencies and communities working to prevent and eliminate domestic and sexual violence.
Addressing Domestic Violence in Alaska
Alaska Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC)’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program partners with multiple statewide and regional partners to identify resources for assistance. The video itself promotes a culturally relevant approach to healthy relationships. It is a critical time for anyone facing domestic and sexual violence to know you are not alone.
The Yup’ik Women’s Coalition (YWC) strives to promote safety of women through education and advocacy. The YWC is committed to organize community efforts to end violence against women and children within Yup’ik villages through strengthening the traditional Yup’ik beliefs and teachings that have guided our people for thousands of years. The YWC is dedicated to the safety of women and believe in all the rights of all people to live without fear, threat, violence and oppression.
Help break the cycle of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse in a relationship before they become adults.
Find resources and directory of shelters across Alaska:
STAR (Standing Together Against Rape)
For a listing of all local victim services 24/7 hotlines
National Sexual Assault Hotline
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