• Building knowledge about our rights
• Fostering dialogue for more understanding
• Encouraging reflection for empowerment
• Inspiring solutions for peaceful resolution
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Mission: The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
In countries around the world, women and girls experience acts of violence ranging from online harassment to domestic assault and human trafficking.
Violence against women in private sphere is a "global epidemic ". One in three women still experiences physical or sexual violence. While this is a global average, in many countries a higher percentage of women experiencing violence in private sphere, their home by their intimate partner. Domestic violence or family violence is one of the most pervasive violations of human rights in the world, one of the least prosecuted crimes, and one of the greatest threats to lasting peace and development. We all know that we need to do more about the cries for justice for women and girls who have suffered violence. We have to do much more to end these horrible abuses and the impunity that allows these human rights violations to continue.
Violence against women is the cause and consequences of gender inequality and it is universally true from the US to South Africa and from Iran to Japan.
So, specifically, what have we done to combat the epidemic of violence against women and interpersonal violence? The term Violence against women has a clear definition which means the power relation in public sphere/ society and the cycle of power and control in private sphere/home has caused many variations of violence against women. Interpersonal violence is an umbrella term that refers to violence between individuals and encompasses many different types of violence.
We, as members and friends of WIN/ ICWIN, are committed to combating violence against women. We are committed to not only combat violence in Iranian diaspora but also we are committed to standing by our sisters in other sexual and gender minority communities regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, religion, and legal status.
Violence against women in private and public spheres, at work and in a community and in real life and in cyber space should not be tolerated and once a victim is too many. Violence against women manifests in a broad range of physical, verbal, emotional, economic abuse and discrimination.
The world is at a turning point. People all over the world understand and support the idea of gender equality and many people, particularly younger men and women, are committed to combating violence against women. They know it is not just a women's issue, it is a human rights issue. When these powerful voices are heard, they will change the world. The time for that change is now. HeForShe, a powerful human campaign is inviting people around the world to stand together to create a bold, visible force for gender equality.