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Featured Topic: 1 Photo. 6 Words. #VetoViolence

Using Social Media to Increase Commitment to Preventing Intimate Partner Violence

Who Sponsored the Project and Why?

CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women sponsored a social media project, 1 Photo, 6 Words #VetoViolence, honoring the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

How are People Raising Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence?

Participants shared their commitment to preventing violence against women, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence with the rest of the country through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #VetoViolence. The messages and images uploaded to social media were composed of six words and a photo or unique image that:

  • Promoted healthy relationships for everyone,
  • Illustrated an America without violence, or
  • Celebrated VAWA.

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What is the Image Showcase?

Below are selected images from numerous submissions posted in August 2014 to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #VetoViolence.*, ±

Video: 1 Photo. 6 Words. #VetoViolence

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