The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is thrilled to be working on The Pixel Project with such amazing people for a common goal! We are honored to be working towards an important cause: ending violence against women globally.
NCADV is a proud partner of The Pixel Project and Malaysia’s Women’s Aid Organisation on this campaign because we believe that a global awareness boost is desperately needed in order to open eyes and minds to the world-wide epidemic of violence against women.
NCADV believes that men are an ally in this fight because violence against women is not a women’s issue, it is a family issue, a children’s issue, and a men’s issue. It will take every possible effort to rid the world of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
As we will be equal beneficiaries with Malaysia’s Women’s Aid Organisation re the funds that will be raised through The Pixel Project, here’s a little bit about us to give you an idea about who you’re supporting and donating to once the campaign goes live in early 2010:
Based in Denver, Colorado, and with a Public Policy office in Washington D.C., NCADV was established as a grassroots organization over 30 years ago in 1978 and we continue to work to eliminate domestic violence.
The Mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.
NCADV’s work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives – such as safe home and shelter programs – for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV’s caucuses developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.
Some of our current and ongoing projects and services include:
- NCADV works closely in partnership with three medical associations to assist survivors of domestic violence who cannot afford the cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and dentistry needed to repair the injuries they have received from a spouse or intimate partner. Facial plastic surgeons, cosmetic dentists and dermatological surgeons from across the country volunteer their services to assist survivors in removing the physical scars of abuse.
- NCADV in conjunction with Ms. Magazine, started Remember My Name in 1994 to create a national registry of names to increase public awareness of domestic violence deaths. Since then, NCADV has continued to collect information on incidents of women who have been killed by an intimate partner and produces a poster each year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month listing the names of those submitted.
- The NCADV Public Policy office works closely with domestic violence victims and advocates at the local, state and national levels to identify the issues facing both domestic violence victims and their children, and the people who serve them. We also work to develop a national legislative agenda to address these issues and to represent before elected officials the over 2,000 NCADV members and coalition partners.
- Every two years, NCADV is proud to host the most innovative and provocative national conference on domestic violence. Our founding mothers recognized the significance of a national conference and organized the first one in 1980. Each conference since, advocates, activists, survivors and allies working against domestic violence enjoy the opportunity to refocus and redouble their energy and efforts to end domestic violence. The conference continues to bring substantial attention to the critical issues facing battered women.
If you would like to know more about us while The Pixel Project’s website is being built, you can reach us at our website
Thanks again for your support and we look forward to having you stay with us on this intrepid journey with The Pixel Project which our Executive Director, Rita Smith, feels may well be “a quantum leap forward in taking efforts to stop violence against women to the next level.”
– Kendall Warwick-Diaz, NCADV Pixel Project liaison