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Women and girls are affected by sexual violence at an alarmingly high rate in the U.S. This violence is ignored on a cultural and institutional level. Men in power are not held accountable for their actions while millions of women are forced to suffer in silence. Moreover, women who are victims of violence are often criminalized and incarcerated for behaviors stemming from their abuse. NOW is committed to ending violence of all forms against women. Through legislative advocacy on a state and federal level, uplifting protections of women across all sectors, and providing resources for women to address the psychological and emotional trauma stemming from violence, we aim to eradicate a culture that has deemed it ‘normal’ to prey on women.

National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233,

For any victims and survivors who need support, we are here for you, 24/7. Call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto or text LOVEIS to 22522.

Línea directa nacional de violencia doméstica, 1-800-799-7233, para cualquier víctima y sobreviviente que necesite apoyo, se puede comunicar 24 horas del día. Llame al 1-800-799-7233 o al 1-800-799-7233 para TTY, o si no puede hablar de manera segura, puede iniciar sesión en o enviar la palabra LOVEIS por mensaje de texto al 22522.

National Sexual Assault Hotline, 1-800-656-4673,

Anyone affected by sexual assault, whether it happened to you or someone you care about, can find support on the National Sexual Assault Hotline. You can also visit to receive support via confidential online chat

Many states have their own domestic violence and sexual assault hotlines with helpful information offered in a number of languages. You can reach their websites by entering the name of your state + domestic violence hotline or sexual assault hotline. Guidance to law enforcement assistance, shelters, counseling and other important services are provided.

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