You Can Help End Violence Against Women And Girls
In Your Community.
Simple Concrete Steps Can Change The World.
Share Your Story, Ask For Help
Violence against women is very much a silent epidemic in the United States, with sexual violence remaining one of the most underreported crimes. If you have been the victim of violence and/or abuse, reporting the crime and telling your story is a powerful tool in the fight to end violence against women and girls. Organizations exist that offer resources, support, facts, and counseling - do not hesitate to reach out for help. In helping yourself heal, you can help bring the issue of violence to the forefront, and help let other women and girls know that they are not alone.
Donate time and/or resources to local organizations that address violence against women. Volunteer with or donate to your local domestic violence shelter. Domestic violence shelters provide counseling and programs specifically designed to help victims of abuse move past their trauma and away from abusive relationships. Help ensure that these services are broadly accessible to underserved communities. Visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence for a list of state coalitions:
http://www.ncadv.org/resources/StateCoalitionList_73.html. In addition, visit the websites of the NYC community organizations involved in UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS: NYC. Listing available at http://www.untiltheviolencestops.org/go?/events/community/groups
Make Your Voice Heard!
Contact your state senators and congressmen and women about important issues facing women today. The Feminist Majority Foundation, and National Organization of Women Action Center are two great organizations that give you the information and resources you need to make your voice heard! Feminist Majority Foundation Action Center: http://www.feminist.org/action N.O.W. Legislative Action Center: http://www.capwiz.com/now/home
Call your representative in Congress today and tell him or her to fully fund the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, which provides financial support for battered women’s shelters, crisis lines, counseling, victim assistance, and programs for underserved communities.
Organize A V-Day Event
Every year V-Day benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award-winning play The Vagina Monologues take place at hundreds of locations around the world raising money for local organizations in their communities that are working to end violence against women and girls. Local college students and local community activists and volun-teers organize these events--people just like you. The event can be large or small; the impact is always profound. In 2006, more than 2,700 V-Day events in 1,150 communities and colleges took place in the U.S. and around the world, raising over $6 million! 2007 will be V-Day’s biggest year ever - join us and bring V-Day to your community or college! Organize a V-Day event. http://www.vday.org/organize
Donate to V-Day
Join us; help V-Day enact its mission to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls! Donate to V-Day. http://www.vday.org/donate
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Visit Feminist.com’s Anti-Violence Resource Guide
This comprehensive guide features a range of listings including emergency hotlines, national organizations against domestic violence, publications divided by topic, links to VAW websites and many other helpful resources http://www.feminist.com/antiviolence