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It should come as no surprise, I suppose, that we who work to create a safe space for men who have experienced sexual abuse and assault feel a great debt of gratitude to the many courageous men who have stepped forward to tell their stories. Each day, by their example, they challenge harmful social norms that tell men that showing vulnerability will be met with shame and sometimes even doubt.
1in6 Thursday: Logging On to Healing - A New Resource for Men Who Experienced Childhood Sexual Abuse
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when communities across the state and country focus on raising visibility and creating change. Domestic violence thrives when communities are silent, so this month is about ending that silence and encouraging everyone to take a stand.
In Hawai‘i, there are many local activities talking place to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We invite you to read about some of them and check out even more from Hawai‘i Says NO MORE.