Everyone Has a Right to a Healthy Relationship: Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence Reminds New Yorkers Through a Campaign Displayed in Everyday Places
The Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) has launched a Citywide public education campaign, in English and Spanish, consisting of posters and palm cards placed in supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, restaurants and financial centers along with a Spanish-language public service announcement radio campaign. Events in the five boroughs officially launched the campaign in the summer of 2010.
Partners have included: 93.1 FM Amor, Bronx Chamber of Commerce, C-Town Supermarkets, CVS, Delicioso Coco Helado, Duane Reade, FerryAds, Mega 97.9 FM, New York Community Bank, Northfield Bank, Pay-O-Matic, Verizon Wireless and White Castle as well as city agencies including Administration for Children's Services, Department of Consumer Affairs, Department of Homeless Services, District Attorney of Staten Island, Human Resources Administration, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and New York City Housing Authority.
The campaign is partly funded by the Verizon Wireless HopeLine through the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. To order posters or become a partner in this campaign, call (212) 788-3156.
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August 13, 2010 - Launch of the campaign at Coco Delicioso in the Bronx. Read the press release.
August 4, 2010 - Launch of the campaign at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal. Read the press release.
June 30, 2010 - Launch of the campaign at Pay-O-Matic in Queens. Read the press release.
June 29, 2010 - Launch of the campaign at Verizon Wireless in Brooklyn. Read the press release.
June 24, 2010 - Launch of the campaign at C-Town in the Bronx. Read the press release.
June 18, 2010 - Launch of the campaign at Duane Reade in Manhattan. Read the press release.
Mayor Bloomberg Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Curb Domestic Violence
The public education campaign, in English and Spanish, was featured in subways, buses and telephone kiosks citywide and encouraged New Yorkers to seek assistance if they or someone they know is a victim of domestic violence. Read the press release.
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Poster 1: 66% of domestic violence victims who have been killed never reported prior incidents to the police. (English)
Poster 2: Last year 1 in 12 high school students was beaten by a person they were dating. (English )
Poster 3: 38% of battered women will be victimized again within six months. (English) (Spanish)
Poster 4: An abuser who beats a woman while she’s pregnant is 3 times more likely to try to kill her. (English )