Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
'Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness" - James Thurber
The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Albert Bryan Jr., signed a proclamation declaring October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month on September 20, 2022. The declaration encourages the residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands to unite, participate, and raise awareness in order to work as a community to put an end to domestic abuse.
During the signing Governor Bryan stated that domestic violence impacts women, men, and children of every age, background, and religion. It takes away their independence, freedom, and sense of security, and victims often face a significant threat to their health and safety. He also stated that his administration is working hard to ensure that they build on the progress already made in improving domestic violence prevention and response efforts. They will continue to support organizations such as DVSAC and the Women’s Coalition in bringing awareness to and providing protection against domestic violence.