By Katie Stanton
Social Media & Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the YWCA has been raising awareness about domestic violence across the country through campaigns like Week Without Violence and the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse. Domestic violence affects women of all ages, races and ethnicities, socioeconomic levels and educational backgrounds. It is pervasive: according to the CDC, an average of 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States.