NCADV

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The NCADV'S Mission

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 believes violence against women and children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions. NCADV recognizes that the abuses of power in society foster battering by perpetuating conditions, which condone violence against women and children. Therefore, it is the mission of NCADV to work for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.

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.

The Issue of Violence

Battering is a behavior that is used to get power over another person through fear. It is a very big problem the NCADV is facing. Anyone can get battered, which is not good. It happens in relationships, families, friends, any kind of relations.

NCADV National Statistics (Economically)

Not only people themselves are hurt, but they're economically impacted as well. Nationally, the cost of intimate partner violence is almost 6 billion dollars. Victims also lose many days of paid work done by perpetrators. 8 million days=32,000 full time jobs and 5,600,000 days of household productivity.

NCADV National Statistics (Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence)

1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 have been raped, whether attempted or successful. A lot of this is a result of their partner being abusive. Murder happens a lot. 1/3 of female murder victims are done by their partner. Intimate partner violence results in 18.5 million mental health care visits. In 70-80% of intimate partner violence, the man abused the woman in many cases.

Works Consulted

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21 Sept. 2012. <http://www.ncadv.org/aboutus.php>.

"Domestic Violence Facts." National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. N.p.,
n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2012. <http://www.ncadv.org/files/
DomesticViolenceFactSheet(National).pdf>.

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