The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the Biden-Harris Administration for developing and publishing the United States’ first whole-of-government National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. This strategy is a bold and ambitious roadmap that leads to the fulfillment of NCADV’s vision: a national culture in which all are safe, empowered and free from domestic violence.
Says NCADV’s President/CEO, Ruth M. Glenn, “The United States has lagged behind many other countries in developing and implementing a national strategy to leverage the power of the federal government to combat and prevent domestic violence. The just-published National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality recognizes that gender inequities in employment, healthcare, immigration, education, and many other spheres contribute to domestic violence, and it addresses these issues holistically to remedy some of the root causes of intimate partner violence.”
The National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality includes the establishment of the U.S. National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, a comprehensive plan developed in consultation with the gender-based violence field. NCADV held a listening session last month to provide domestic violence advocates and survivors to contribute to the development of this plan. We look forward to continuing to work with the White House to both develop and promote this national action plan.