Respect Week 2014 Highlights

Respect Week 2014 Highlights

This year, you all helped make Respect Week 2014 and teenDVmonth a major success! Thanks to you, we were able to reach over one million teens and young adults! Check out some of the highlights:

  • On February 11, nearly 4,000 people RSVP-ed to our Wear Orange Event on Facebook and thousands wore orange to promote healthy relationships.
  • Over 740,000 people saw orange on their Twitter feeds, from orange shirts to shoes, purses, scarves, bracelets, nail polish and more.
  • Lucy Hale gave us a shoutout, saying she wanted to “help bring awareness to these resources and let people know that they have a place to turn if they’re experiencing dating abuse or partner violence.”
  • Our National Respect Announcement telling everyone they deserve a healthy relationship got to over 400,000 people on social media. Meanwhile, over 80 schools and organizations signed up to read it out loud to classrooms, youth groups and more, reaching an additional 138,000 young people.

And here are just a handful of these awesome advocates wearing #orange4love:

Thanks to everyone who helped make Respect Week 2014 such a big success. Remember that love has many definitions, but abuse isn’t one of them — and that applies 24/7/365. Keep the conversations going and keep talking about healthy relationships!

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