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October 01, 2012

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This October marks Domestic Violence Awareness month. According to a recent survey conducted by the Division for Violence Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, 24 people per minute are victims of physical violence, rape or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. This emphasizes the importance of prevention and early intervention efforts along with funding and services for victims of violence.

To raise awareness about domestic violence, Brigham and Women's Hospital has created a social media photo sharing campaign, "Do No Harm". We invite you to help raise awareness by encouraging your social media users to participate in the campaign with us.  To participate, users take a creative photo of themselves holding this sign, "do no harm" and share it with us on our social channels. We invite users to caption their photo with ways that they "Do No Harm" and why they support this campaign.

Click to download this poster on 8.5X11" paper

You can find other examples on our Pinterest page.

There are many different ways to share your photo:

  • Upload your photo to BWH's Facebook Page 
  • Email your photo to
  • Upload your photo to instagram, with the hashtag #idonoharm
  • Share your photo with us on twitter (@BrighamWomens), with the hashtag, #idonoharm

By sharing these photos, we're all helping to build awareness about domestic violence and putting an end  to violence in our communities.

We encourage you to share news of this campaign on your social media channels and have included some sample tweets and Facebook posts below for your consideration.


  1. Help put an end to domestic violence by joining our social media photo sharing campaign. To participate, take a creative photo of yourself holding a sign that says "Do No Harm" and share it on Brigham and Women's Hospital's Facebook page.


  1. Help raise awareness for domestic violence. Share your "Do No Harm" photo and #idonoharm. 
  2. How do you "Do No Harm"?  Share your "Do No Harm" photo and let us know. #idonoharm

Thank you for your participation!

Email questions, suggestions or concerns to

Help is available. Call BWH Passageway at 617-732-8753 or SafeLink at 877-785-2020.