03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Mira Sorvino: Speak Openly About Domestic Abuse

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Allstate Foundation and actress Mira Sorvino are encouraging American women to begin a discussion of domestic violence with their "Tell a Gal P.A.L." campaign.

"Domestic violence is one of our last dirty little secrets and we need to get it out into the light and get help to these women," Sorvino says.


The P.A.L. part of the campaign slogan is meant to help women start a discussion among their friends and empower women who may be the victims of domestic abuse.

  • Pass It On--Break the taboo around domestic violence by talking about it. Help other women realize that economic abuse is still domestic abuse.
  • Act--Listen to friends who may be the target of abuse. Take active steps to protect yourself from physical, emotional and financial abuse in your own relationships.
  • Learn--Empower yourself with knowledge and resources available to help yourself, or someone you know, out of an abusive relationship.

As part of the Allstate's campaign to help women become more economically empowered, Allstate is offering grants and services for women experiencing abuse.

To start the discussion now, visit Click to Empower to read real women's stories and to share your own.

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