• October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Take action and be a change maker in your community.
  • Preventing Violence Before it Starts

    Our new Teach Early campaign helps parents talk to boys about healthy relationships and respect.
  • Starting Off on the Right Foot

    Creating brighter futures by healing children exposed to violence.
  • 2015 Open Square Summit

    Find out what happens when innovative leaders convene to address global gender-based violence.
  • Violence Against Women is a Public Health Epidemic

    Vice President Joe Biden speaks at our National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence.
  • We Make Men Part of the Solution

    Engaging men and boys to break the cycle of violence.

What we do

For more than 30 years, we’ve developed innovative ways to end violence against women, children, and families at home and around the world.

How we do it

From domestic violence and child abuse to bullying and sexual assault, our groundbreaking programs, policy development, and public action campaigns are designed to build respect and healthy relationships.

Our Work

Learn about our work to prevent violence by building healthier relationships and communities.

The People

Meet our talented staff and board members who help push our mission forward.

Our Center

Learn about our Center for Action & Leadership, where we turn big ideas into action.

What’s New

I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.

— Maya Angelou

Why It matters

Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation and public health epidemic. It occurs every day, in every corner of the world. It disrupts our ability to live healthy, productive lives.


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