The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) kicked off their 18th annual national conference on domestic violence with a press event highlighting the twin 25th anniversaries of their Remember My Name project and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). NCADV also spoke about the importance of believing survivors.
“This conference – the third in a series of three - comes at a time when it is imperative that we put those united and raised voices in action – Voices in Action,” said Ruth M. Glenn, President/CEO of NCADV. NCADV’s conferences are intended to provide advocates, survivors, and others with the support, space and tools they need to continue their work and act. This year, we are expecting over 600 victims, survivors, advocates and other experts in the field at Voices in Action to share strategies to better support and assist victims and survivors and learn ways to enculture zero tolerance for domestic violence within their communities. We are always excited to serve as a conduit for those who continue this work at every level!”
NCADV started the Remember My Name project in conjunction with Ms. Magazine 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.
In 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed Congress and was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. Subsequent reauthorizations over the years have strengthened this signature law that provides critical funding for domestic violence programs and other organizations working to end violence against women. VAWA is currently unauthorized, and the Senate must follow the House’s lead and reauthorize VAWA with critical enhancements and no rollbacks.
Voices in Action marks the 18th national domestic violence conference NCADV has hosted over the past 35 years. NCADV’s conferences are known for their cutting-edge content and survivor-centric focus. The 2019 conference will focus on how advocates do the work in the domestic violence field. The conference is intentional in that it is convened to delve deeper into the causes of violence and its impact and effect on individuals, communities and our nation.
For more information about NCADV, visit: www.ncadv.org. For more information about Voices in Action, NCADV’s national domestic violence conference, visit www.ncadv.org/conference.
About The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) envisions a national culture in which we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence. NCADV’s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. We are dedicated to supporting survivors, holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates. For more information about NCADV, visit www.ncadv.org.
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