Seeking to prevent domestic violence through education and discussion, Cambridge officials and agencies launched a new, interactive question campaign against the violent crime.
The campaign, titled "21 Days of Questions, 365 Days of Action," was started yesterday and features a social media component where people can submit or "donate" questions about domestic violence such as what causes it, who is affected and how can it be stopped.
For the next 21 days, through Nov. 7, the questions will be gathered and categorized and then presented back to the community through social media, in gatherings and by other means to start a discussion, understand the communities concerns, motivate action and drive change, Cambridge officials said.
"This is an opportunity to really engage people around the entire city to have a conversation about an issue that affects most of us," Cambridge City Councillor Marjorie Decker said in a statement. "1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence abuse in their relationships, and the goal of this campaign is to make people feel empowered to ask questions and have a conversation about this topic so that we can learn what changes need to be made to ensure that people are safe in their relationships and in their homes."
The campaign also includes billboards, posters, websites and public service announcements located throughout the city.