“Put the Nail in it” campaign brings awareness to domestic violence

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – There have been local and national efforts to stop the reality of domestic abuse.

More than ten million men and women are victims of physical abuse.

That’s one in four women and one in seven men in the United States. These statistics are alarming but the number of cases that go unreported are even higher.

More than 65 percent of domestic violence cases goes unreported according to the Council on Domestic Abuse (CODA) in Vigo County. Recently a campaign called ‘Put the Nail in it’ has gone viral online.

People are painting their ring fingernail purple to show they stand against domestic violence.

“The community can have that togetherness with other community members,” explained Rebecca Moore, Community Prevention Specialist from CODA. “They can see that purple nail and say ‘oh you stand for no more domestic violence too and so the community knows that is potentially a safe person to talk to.”

Whether you’re wanting to stay in the relationship or looking to leave, CODA offers a crisis hotline 24/7 to victims who need someone to talk to and create a safe plan.

For more resources, check out this link.