OXFORD — Did you know one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner?

Imagine a world where children aren’t hurt, where no one is assaulted, where everyone is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. What would that look like? What would you do to make that vision a reality?

Every person has power to create change and can make a difference towards ending domestic violence.

It starts by deciding to become part of the solution. Say to yourself, “I can be the solution.” Learn the facts and know that every proactive action, big and small, will make a difference.

To end domestic violence, we must acknowledge the reality, step up and unite our voices.

We must proceed with compassion and believe those who tell.

We must not be silent.

We must not be still.

What will you do?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To learn more about ways to end domestic violence or find support, call Families Living Violence Free at 919-693-5700; Español 919-690-0888.

Be the solution.