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End Gender-based violence

End violence against women and girls:

Gender Violence is a severe violation of human rights. Violence not only negatively affects women; it also affects their families, communities and countries. It knows no national or cultural barriers; it takes place at home, in the workplace and in open spaces, and affects millions of women and girls in peacetime and in conflict. Gender-based violence includes psychological, physical and sexual violence, and harmful practices such as intimate partner violence, sexual violence and harassment, child marriage, female genital mutilation and human trafficking, according to UN Women

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Safety Signal for DV

Zonta USA Caucus encourages everything to Learn and Share the Safety Signal for DV

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Done: Success – REnewed Violence AGainst Women Act (VAWA)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) addresses domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It emphasizes development of coordinated community care among law enforcement, prosecutors, victim services, and attorneys. VAWA was not reauthorized in 2012 because it lacked bipartisan support. VAWA 2013 contains much needed new provisions for Native Americans; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gay, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals; and victims of human trafficking but does not address the large amount of intimate partner violence in America’s immigrant population.  

Town Hall on Gun Violence and Women

Join the ERA Coalition and Fund for Women’s Equality for a virtual discussion on gun violence and how it affects women and nonbinary people.

 

What are the DV Laws in your state?

From Disarm Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Firearm Prevalence + Laws

Violence against intimate partners and family members is a public health crisis, and, given the accessibility and availability of guns in America, this violence is often perpetrated with a firearm. Firearms can be used to intimidate, control, coerce, threaten, injure, and kill intimate partners. Indeed, the presence of a firearm in the home increases the likelihood that domestic violence (DV) will escalate into a homicide by fivefold. Over one-third of American women have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime — more than 40 million people. More than 20% of American women have experienced severe physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner.  While most survive these traumatic events, far too many do not.

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Zonta’s signature program against Gender-based violence is

Zonta Says NO! to Violence Against Women

NO! to Violence Against Women

Each year from Nov 25th to Dec 10, Zonta observes 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women

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The Clubs in Zonta’s District8 engage in Service and Advocacy to End Violence Against Women.

Action Portfolio

Days Until16 Days of Activism

 
 

Resources on Violence Against Women in the USA

Domestic Violence

Statistics on US Domestic Violence  NCADV

Sexual Assault

US DOJ 2018 Report; (PDF)

https://www.nsvrc.org/statistics

AAU Survey on Campus Assault(PDF)

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