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National Violence Against Women Organizations:

Alianza (National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence)
"The National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence (Alianza) is a group of nationally recognized Latina and Latino advocates, community activists, practitioners, researchers, and survivors of domestic violence working together to promote understanding, sustain dialogue, and generate solutions to move toward the elimination of domestic violence affecting Latino communities, with an understanding of the sacredness of all relations and communities."

Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
"Our mission is to eliminate domestic violence in Asian and Pacific Islander communities by increasing awareness about the extent and depth of the problem; making culturally specific issues visible; strengthening community models of prevention and intervention; identifying and expanding resources; informing and promoting research and policy; and deepening our understanding and analyses of the issues surrounding violence against women."

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
"The mission of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is to eliminate family violence and to strengthen Asian families and communities. Founded in 1987, the Task Force represents a group of diverse Asian community leaders concerned about the incidence of domestic violence in Asian communities. Initially, the Task Force worked to educate Asian communities and battered women's service providers and develop culturally appropriate resources for battered Asian women. In 1994, the Task Force expanded its services when it opened the first battered women's shelter in New England specifically for Asian women."

The Faith Trust Institute
"Our new tagline, 'Working together to end sexual and domestic violence,' describes succinctly what we do. FaithTrust Institute (previously named the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence) is a leader in providing training and educational resources for clergy, lay leaders, seminary faculty, chaplains, policy makers of religious institutions, and community advocates on the faith aspects of sexual and domestic violence."

Feminist Majority Foundation
"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 action to 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."

Futures Without Violence
"Futures Without Violence, formerly Futures Without Violence, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, they have continued to break new ground by reaching new audiences including men and youth, promoting leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining, and transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others address violence."

Incite! Women of Color Against Violence
"INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing."

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community
"The Institute's Mission is: To provide an interdisciplinary vehicle and forum by which scholars, practitioners, and observers of family violence in the African American community will have the continual opportunity to articulate their perspectives on family violence through research findings, the examination of service delivery and intervention mechanisms, and the identification of appropriate and effective responses to prevent/reduce family violence in the African American community."

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
"The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV) designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation, influences policy, promotes collaboration and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence."

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
"The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives."

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
"The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) is a coalition of over 20 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victim advocacy and documentation programs located throughout the United States. Before Officially forming in 1995, NCAVP members collaborated with one another and with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) for over a decade to create a coordinated response to violence against LGBT communities. NCAVP member organizations have increasingly adapted their missions and their services to respond to violence within the community. The first annual domestic violence report was released in October of 1997."

National Compadres Network
"NCN is a national effort whose focus is the reinforcement of the positive involvement of Latino males in the lives of their families, communities, and society. Based on the principles of 'Un Hombre Noble' (A Noble Man), the mission of the National Compadres Network is to strengthen, rebalance, and/or redevelop the traditional 'Compadre' extended family system. It's by this process that they encourage and support the positive involvement of Latino males as fathers, sons, grandfathers, brothers, compadres, partners, and mentors in their families and community."

National Domestic Violence Hotline
"Our Mission: We believe that every caller deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that every family deserves to live in a world free from violence. We believe that safe homes and safe families are the foundation of a safe society. Until the violence stops, the National Domestic Violence Hotline will continue to answer…One Call at a Time."

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
"NGLTF is the national progressive organization working for the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, with the vision and commitment to building a powerful political movement."

National Network to End Domestic Violence
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a leading voice for domestic violence victims and  their allies.  Its members include the 56 coalitions against domestic and sexual violence in every state and U.S. territorial.  It works closely with them to understand the needs of domestic violence victims and local advocacy programs.  NNEDV has been a premiere national organization advancing the movement against domestic violence for more than 15 years, after leading efforts among domestic violence advocates and survivors in urging Congress to pass the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization
"Dedicated to a safe world, the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization (NOMSV) is an organization of diverse individuals committed to the prevention, treatment and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through research, education, advocacy, and activism. NOMSV accomplishes this through public education, advocating treatment for victims and perpetrators, and offering our voices and experience to those developing prevention programs."

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
"The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) was founded in 1993 as a key component in a national network of domestic violence resources. The NRCDV provides support to all organizations and individuals working to end violence in the lives of victims and their children through technical assistance, training and information on response to and prevention of domestic violence."

National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project

"The RSP was created to help state sexual assault coalitions across the country access the resources they need in order to develop and thrive. The project is designed to provide technical assistance, support and to facilitate peer-driven resources for all sexual assault coalitions. The RSP recognizes the needs of all coalitions, especially those designated as new or emerging, regarding issues of organizational growth, professional development and policy development."

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
"The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) opened in July 2000 as a national information and resource hub relating to all aspects of sexual violence. A project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, the oldest and one of the largest state sexual assault coalitions, the NSVRC is funded through a grant from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention."

NOW and Violence Against Women
"The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society."

"The PREVENT Program is designed to facilitate the change process by providing Education, Networking and Technical Assistance to help individuals and organizations nationwide reduce violence through local, state, tribal and national approaches."

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
"The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE. RAINN also publicizes the hotline's free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice."

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE-SART Website)
"The SANE-SART Website is a project funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, and is a national resource for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners and Sexual Assault Resource Team members. The website holds valuable information about program planning and development, and is the home of the national database of sexual assault victim information. The database is available to SART programs looking for data to help with development and planning, and may be used for research."

Witness Justice
"Witness Justice was established in 2001 by survivors, for survivors. The vision for Witness Justice is to address the gaps in service experienced by survivors of violence and trauma, no matter the nature of the incident, where or when the incident occurred, or whether a crime was ever reported. The organization, inspired by this vision, is now fueled by a diverse and talented group of survivors, advocates, experts, and volunteers."

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