This October, CWA Human Rights honors two important national commemorations:
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Breast cancer is the second most common form of the disease among women in the United States. It accounts for 1 in 3 of all new female cancers each year. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed in their lifetime, including 300,000 just this year.
To our union siblings who have been impacted by breast cancer, whether you are the person that is in the fight, or the survivor, or the loved ones who have fought and continue to fight, your battles continue to ignite the hope of better outcomes and a beautiful life. We honor you this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, along with the medical providers and researchers working tirelessly to save lives.
Your fight is our fight. And we are stronger together when we fight together.
Each minute in the United States, twenty people are physically abused by an intimate partner. Each year, domestic violence affects more than 10 million men and women.
One in three women have experienced some form of physical violence from an intimate partner. Women between the ages of 18 and 24 are the most likely to experience this abuse.
Victims of intimate partner violence lose 8 million days of paid work each year – and many end up losing their jobs for reasons related to the abuse.
To our union siblings that suffer out loud, or in silence, we are here for you. Domestic violence impacts everything and everyone connected to its victims.
Help is available. If you or a loved one is experiencing abuse, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233.
This Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, your fight is our fight. And we are stronger together when we fight together.