ACTION ALERT: Protect Victims of Domestic Violence with the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) 

December 13, 2022  Background  THE ISSUE:  Initially authorized in 1984 and administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Improvement Act (FVPSA) is the sole source of federal funding for domestic violence relief programs and shelter services for victims of family violence. The FVPSA provides funding Read more …

NOW Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Outside of enshrining laws that provide survivors with the ultimate protections, we must increase funding and institute community-based resources to support and implement the laws we put into place. We must work to close the systemic gaps that influence domestic violence and IVP.

NOW Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

NOW Recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month  Congress Must Renew VAWA and Acknowledge Intimate Partner Violence as a Public Health Issue   WASHINGTON, D.C. — This October, as NOW recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we must also spotlight the crisis of intimate partner violence (IPV). This has become a serious public health issue, especially during the pandemic, where rates of domestic violence during lockdown increased by 8.1%, according Read more …

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NOW Demands Reauthorization of VAWA

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Every minute, an average of 24 individuals in the United States are the victims of physical abuse, stalking, or sexual assault at the hands of their intimate partners, with 35.6 percent of women in the U.S. experiencing some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. This October NOW observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month as a means to advocate for survivors and mobilize towards a future that puts an end Read more …

Domestic Violence Has a Huge Impact on the Wage Gap

There are lots of reasons women get paid less than men: Because they’reedged out of male-dominated fields; because they have a kid; or because they’re forced to work fewer hours. A new report from McKinsey & Company lists several of these factors, but it also includes one that isn’t talked about quite as often: domestic violence.