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The DC Rape Crisis Center is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3) and the designated sexual assault coalition for the District of Columbia. DCRCC is the oldest and the first rape crisis center in the country, and the only rape crisis center in the District of Columbia that has spent the past 46 years listening to the stories of survivors of sexual assault. In our 46th year, we are working to empower a culture of consent.
In partnership with communities, NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic and social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Based on the principle that fundamental human needs create human rights obligations on the part of the government and private sector, NESRI advocates for public policies that guarantee the universal and equitable fulfillment of these rights in the United States.
The mission of The Marsha P Johnson Institute (MPJI) is to create a crucial entry point for Black trans women and gender non-conforming femmes to obtain the skills, financial and programmatic resources necessary in advocating for an end to violence against all trans people.
One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. his year, OBR is set to escalate RISINGS against all forms of violence against women – including a rising resistance against the systems that cause other forms of violence: imperialism, fascism, racism, capitalism and neo-liberalism – and will continue to highlight where all these issues interconnect.
Our mission is to engage voices to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence, dating abuse, stalking, and sexual assault. The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence works to be a leader in the movement to end violence against women and girls, men and boys – across the life span before violence has occurred – because violence is preventable.
Our work is to create healthy relationships and compassionate communities.
The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is a statewide non-profit 501c3 corporation which was created in 1986 to represent the needs and interests of our Member Organizations - local domestic and sexual violence agencies. We support our Member Organizations and their work with survivors of domestic and sexual violence through policy change, training and technical assistance and large scale social change efforts.
As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
For advocates, survivors and allies, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin is the only statewide coalition led by social policy advocates, attorneys and experts working to support, connect, equip, empower and lead organizations for social change to end domestic abuse because everyone deserves dignity and safety.
ICADV envisions a statewide community committed to exposing the root causes of domestic abuse and ensuring safety for families by supporting the voices of all survivors.ICADV builds networks of support for and with survivors, and advances statewide policies and practices that transform societal attitudes and institutions to eliminate and prevent domestic abuse.
The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (the Partnership) is California’s recognized domestic violence coalition, representing over 1,000 advocates, organizations and allied groups. With offices in Sacramento, the Partnership’s diverse membership spans the entire state. Through our public policy, communications and capacity-building efforts, we align prevention and intervention strategies to advance social change.
Collaborate. Advocate. Educate. Empower.
We empower survivors and the programs that serve them, we educate the public, and we advocate for responsive public policy. Our strength is in numbers, as we collaborate throughout Georgia to stop domestic violence.
The American Samoa Alliance against Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (ASADSV) supports and develops an inclusive and integrated Island-wide and
regional organization made up to of a diverse group of individuals and organization that come together to provide leadership and direction through a coordinated response against domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of family violence in the territory of American Samoa.
Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence (The Alliance) is a statewide alliance of individual sexual assault crisis programs. We work to end sexual violence and ensure high quality, comprehensive and culturally competent sexual assault victim services. Our focus is on three key areas: victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.
Amani Community Services is a culturally specific domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving African Americans in Black Hawk and Linn Counties. Our staff provides counseling, out reach services, personal advocacy, legal advocacy, children’s programming and information and referrals.
The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) is a statewide organization whose mission includes ending all forms of sexual violence, and improving the services and responses available to those who have experienced sexual violence. We advocate on behalf of people who have experienced sexual violence and the programs that support them.
We strive to bring about a progressive society where being good without a god is an accepted and respected way to live life. We are accomplishing this through our defense of civil liberties and secular governance, by our outreach to the growing number of people without traditional religious faith, and through a continued refinement and advancement of the humanist worldview.
SisterSong is a Southern based, national membership organization; our purpose is to build an effective network of individuals and organizations to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.
Children of Combahee is an organization, with funding from the Just Beginnings Collaborative, that mobilizes against child sexual abuse in Black churches using womanist pastoral and theological methods. Children of Combahee not only believes that child sexual abuse is a societal issue, but we believe that it is a theological issue and, in order to end it, we must reckon with the fact that much of child sexual abuse occurs in faith communities. As we work with other thought leaders in the movement to end child sexual abuse, Children of Combahee uses sacred texts, rituals, black history, and black liberation and womanist theologies to bridge the gap between the national movement to end child sexual abuse and Black church communities.
Michaela angela Davis is an Image Activist, writer, creative director & cultural commentator. She is the creator of MAD FREE, a service and platform for producing creative content, curating culture and connecting community. She’s been honored by the NAACP, UNCF, The City of NY, and others, for her work expanding the narrow and often inaccurate narratives of women of color in mainstream media. She was the only Executive Fashion, Beauty & Culture Editor at Essence, the first Fashion Director at Vibe and the last Editor-in-Chief at Honey magazines. She has written widely about gender, race, fashion, culture, beauty & identity.
The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assualt (NCCASA) is the sole statewide expertise working to end sexual violence and human trafficking throuhj education, advocacy, and legislation. NCCASA provides prevention education, intervention resources and public policy to end all forms of sexual assault.
In order to put an end to the barriers of segregation and discrimination based on gender, race, and class oppression, GGE takes a dual approach of community organizing and service provision. GGE mobilizes 600 NYC boys and girls ages 8-19, women and men under Title IX of the Education Amendment and its ten points, to work as a collective toward systemic change in all of the support networks that shape the development and achievement of girls and women. Concurrently, we nurture the optimal development of girls, women and, ultimately, the entire community through programs and campaigns.
BLM DC is a radical collective of Black artists, infrastructure builders and movement healers and strategists from the future, organizing in the here and now around two movement equations. These equations inform how we live as our highest selves while dismantling White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Capitalism, Imperialism and the role the state plays in supporting them.
On May 21, 2015, three Black women launched Black Lives Matter 5280 to help build loving, powerful Black communities in the Denver Metro Area. From hosting Black mother-daughter dinners to disrupting the corporatization of the Denver MLK Marade and holding a 135 hour vigil for Black folks to grieve and dance away the constant trauma of police brutality, BLM 5280 is committed to emboldening all Black people to lead, love, heal and thrive. Black Lives Matter 5280 is currently focused on education, economic justice and healing in the Denver Metro Area.
Established in October 2015 as an affinity group on Meetup, we began gathering as a group of like-minded Black women & femmes. The Womanist Working Collective is a social action and support collective for Black womyn (both cis & trans), femmes & gender non-conforming folks. Our Community of Practice unapologetically centers our Quality of Life and livelihoods through Community Organizing, Philanthropy and Self-care.
We are a multi-themed social justice infused wellness enrichment platform that examines how larger systems of oppression show up in our interpersonal relationships and explore ways to shift our beliefs, attitudes and actions to co-create a healthier culture rooted in emotional justice.
Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.
FORCE accomplishes this mission by creating awareness, supplying information and support to our community, advocating for and supporting research and working with the research and medical communities to help people dealing with hereditary breast, ovarian, and related cancers.
Black Lives Matter Vermont is a growing network of individuals, families and businesses invested in the liberation of Black Vermonters, and the deactivation of systemic racism endured by all people of color in our state. Black Lives Matter Vermont is an official non-profit organization recognized by the state of Vermont, is in close communication with the national Black Lives Matter organization, and is in the processing of becoming an official national chapter.
TAASA is the unifying voice to eliminate sexual violence in Texas. As the statewide coalition of rape crisis centers, advocates, and survivors, we are committed to fostering a culture that respects the fundamental rights and dignity of all Texans. TAASA’s vision is to advocate for a Texas free from sexual violence. We envision safe, healthy communities across Texas–where no one is burdened by the far-reaching effects of sexual violence.
The Action Alliance, a diverse group of individuals and organizations, believes that ALL people have the right to a life free of sexual and domestic violence.
We will use our diverse and collective voice to create a Virginia free from sexual and domestic violence—inspiring others to join and support values of equality, respect and shared power.
We recognize that sexual and domestic violence are linked to other forms of oppression, which disproportionately affect women, children, and marginalized people. Understanding the great harm racism has created for individuals, families and our communities in Virginia, we commit to building within the coalition an anti-racist framework from which to address sexual and domestic violence
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) began as a grassroots movement. Founded on May 10, 1980 by Marilyn Peterson at a meeting, the organization initially consisted of regional/caucus members and a volunteer Board of Directors. These hard-working individuals were driven by the need in California for a collective voice on a state and national level, in addition to programming direction for rape crisis centers.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.
The Miami Workers Center (MWC) is a strategy and action center whose purpose is to build the power and self-determination of south Florida’s most oppressed communities, and help to build a progressive voice and platform that can nurture the growth of movements for social change in Florida and in the United States. We employ an intersectional approach linking gender, race, and socio-economic status across our analysis and programs.
The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence was formed in 1980 so that concerned citizens and professionals could unite in a statewide organization to end domestic violence. In 2013, the coalition became the designated dual coalition to address both sexual and domestic violence thus becoming the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.
Providers of direct services to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence are our primary customers. Victims and survivors are the beneficiaries of our work.
DCCESV is the District’s premier sexual assault alliance for direct service providers, prevention programs, and stakeholders in the city. The coalition was formed to create effective alliances among service providers throughout the city that address the needs of victim-survivors through education, policy, and advocacy. DCCESV is particularly interested in centering the most vulnerable and marginalized as the core constituents of these efforts.
Our mission is to support and facilitate networking among our member organizations while advocating for social change in Montana.
Currently, MCADSV represents over 50 programs across Montana that provide direct services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. In addition, our membership includes other nonprofit and government organizations and individuals (professionals and members of the general public) who are interested in addressing domestic and sexual violence in a way that holds offenders accountable and provides support for the people they victimize.
In the spirit of that renewed radicalism, solidarity and internationalism, the International Women’s Strike US continues to be a national organizing center by and for women who have been marginalized and silenced by decades of neoliberalism directed towards the 99% of women: working women inside and outside of the home, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, CIS, queer and trans women.
We see our efforts as part of a new international feminist movement that organizes resistance not just against Trump and his misogynist policies, but also against the conditions that produced Trump, namely the decades long economic inequality, criminalization and policing, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and actionto empower women economically, socially, and politically. Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority, but this majority must be empowered.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is a private, family foundation helping to advance social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. It was created in 1940 by the sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—John D. 3rd, Nelson, Winthrop, Laurance, and David—as a vehicle by which they could share advice and research on charitable activities and coordinate their philanthropic efforts to better effect.
SisterFund is a grassroots donor education and grant-making initiative, uniting women’s ideas and actions through philanthropy and collective giving. Our membership is comprised of 25+ women who widely represent Richmond’s diversity trademark, giving together to create lasting and positive change. Our mission is to improve the lives of African American women and girls by transforming local nonprofits through significant, collective financial investments. SisterFund members engage in an experience that transforms our community in this powerful journey of giving.
The New York Women’s Foundation creates an equitable and just future for women and families by uniting a cross-cultural alliance that ignites action and invests in bold, community-led solutions across the city. We celebrate the humanity in each person and we believe people and relationships are the foundation of our success.We see the vibrancy, resiliency, and creativity in communities.
Forward Together unites communities to win rights, recognition and resources for all families.We transform culture and policy to work for all of us nationwide. Since our founding in 1989, we have continually fought to dismantle the ways our society marginalizes us based on race, sexuality, and gender. Today, we build courage and foster connection among our multi-racial community of changemakers to secure the rights, recognition and resources all families need to thrive.
We create safe and just communities through advocacy, prevention and empowerment of anyone affected by sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking.
This mission is accomplished by the Coalition, which includes 13 independent community-based member programs, a Board of Directors and a central staff working together to:
Influence public policy on the local, state and national levels;
Ensure that quality services are provided to victims;
Promote the accountability of societal systems and communities for their responses to sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking;
Prevent violence and abuse before they occur.
The Center has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families. We champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement. Our staff are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women.
National Network to End Domestic Violence
We address the complex causes and far-reaching consequences of domestic violence.
Through cross-sector collaborations at the state, national, and international levels, we are changing the way our society addresses and works to prevent domestic violence.
YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.
Georgia Alliance for Social Justice works to mobilize collective action to create change at the local, state and federal levels. Through coalition-building with various social justice organizations, the GAFSJ stands in solidarity with underrepresented communities to defend the most marginalized among us, while also promoting equity and social justice for all people.
Maryland NOW works within the State of Maryland to further the purposes and policies of the National Organization for Women through the coordination of chapter efforts and statewide functions and actions. Maryland NOW was formed in 1973 to advance the mission of NOW within Maryland by taking actions and coordinating efforts.