Day 1: Change your profile pics
The first way to help end intimate partner abuse during Domestic Violence Awareness Month is easy. Change your profile pics to show you stand against intimate partner abuse.
You’ll find eight different profile pic options in the slideshow below this post. We’ve created a pink version of each option because October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You can raise awareness for both issues at the same time.
The process to change your profile pic is a little different on every social media site. Here’s how you do it on Facebook:
- Right-click (PC), CTRL-click (MAC), or long-tap (mobile and tablets) on the pic you want to use.
- Save the image to your computer or device.
- Go to your profile and hover over your profile picture.
- Click the Update Profile Picture option and select upload a photo.
- Browse the files on your computer or device to find the saved pic.
Remember to update your status so your friends know why you changed your pic. Here are some ideas:
- I changed my profile pic for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I stand against intimate partner abuse. #Takeastand #endDV #17Ways
- I changed my profile pic for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I stand with survivors of intimate partner violence. #Takeastand #endDV #17Ways #SupportSurvivors
- For the next month my profile will be purple and pink to show my support for survivors of breast cancer and domestic violence. #SupportSurvivors #Takeastand #endDV #17Ways
- Just changed my profile pic because I am committed to ending intimate partner abuse in our communities! #Takeastand #endDV #17Ways
- I stand with survivors of intimate partner violence. #Takeastand #endDV #17Ways
This post is part of our 17 Days/17 Ways campaign to take a stand against intimate partner abuse.