In the central Illinois, the month of October is regarded as the Domestic Violence Awareness month. Throughout this month, the residents of Illinois demonstrate saying no more to domestic violence, dating violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and sexual assault. They demonstrate through a variety of events and activities to mark this important month of the year. People are encouraged to join the community in order to help in curbing all these problems with an aim of making the society safe and secure.
The events carried out throughout the month are vital. This is done to eliminate violence and abuse in relationships, homes, and the community as a whole. People have to be reminded that such sorts of domestic violence are not good at all and should be eliminated at all costs. There is usually a calendar of events and activities that happen throughout the month. For instance, on 25th of the month people are supposed to wear purple all day long wherever they are. They are supposed to stand with the victims and survivors of domestic violence. People are expected to wear purple T-shirts with the writings, “Let’s Talk.” Other events include taking meals together, listening to voices of strength, and the Eco-Family Fest.