Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Women

Location: 100 Montgomery Street, The Presidio San Francisco CA 94129 USA

Mission: Everyone has the right to live free of violence. Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund, works to prevent and end violence against women and children around the world.
Geographic areas served: National - International
Programs: Futures Without Violence, formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund is a national non-profit organization committed to mobilizing concerned individuals, allied professionals, women's rights, civil rights, and other social justice organizations, and children's groups to join the campaign through public education/prevention campaigns, public policy reform, model training, advocacy programs, and organizing. Our programs include the "There's No Excuse for Domestic Violence," the first-ever national public education campaign and community organizing project on domestic violence. This program is currently encouraging men to get involved by talking to the young men and boys in their lives about violence against women. The National Health Initiative on Domestic Violence trains health care providers to understand and intervene, and coordinates comprehensive statewide responses to the issue. The Judicial Education Project teaches judges to better understand how their decisions can play a critical role in prevention. The Child Welfare Project raises awareness about the integral links between child abuse and domestic violence and serves the often silent victims of abuse - children. The National Workplace Resource Center on Domestic Violence disseminates information and develops workplace policies on domestic violence. The Battered Immigrant Women's Rights Project improves the legal rights of battered immigrant women. The International Project fosters exchange with partners in China, India, Mexico and Russia to improve health and safety of women and children. The Public Action Project encourages citizen's in every community to get involved in the movement to end abuse.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Violence against women and children is the quintessential social issue for this century. It is a devastating problem nationally and internationally. As a physician I know the physical and mental trauma that results from the denigration of women and children. Futures Without Violence is, I believe, the leading non-profit organization in the world developing and managing programs across the globe dedicated to increasing awareness of this public, not private, problem. They are leaders in creating and supporting the Women Against Violence (VAWA) directed to national work and the International Women Against Violence Act (IVAWA) both seeking capitalization in Congress. They were instrumental in creating VAWA passed by congress with a large bipartisan vote. Ira E. Kanter, MD

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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As a physician and a man I was challenged to my soul by Eve Ensler and “The Vagina Monologues”.I had known, of course, of the violence to women and children all over the world but had not “felt” it. I found THE way to make a difference on this issue in The Family Violence and Prevention Fund. Over 30 years old, lead by the vision of a country free of this plague, an indominable spirit, and pratical experience of Esta Soler. They wrote the WAVA legislation. They are rated amongst the top 100 non-profits in the US. They collaborate with groups in every state and many nations by creating programs that can be reproduced and audited to demonstrate their effectiveness. They train judges (so many are men) to greater awareness of the danger of allowing perpertrators free without demanding behavioral help. With coaches all over the country they have produced a “Playbook” to guide college and professional coaches in their team discussions that strength does not equate with violence to women and children. Their Founding Father program challenges men around the world to make the issue of violence a public discussion and to join in the “Coaching Boys Into Men” program-to create a new kind of society, to lead with conviction and speak with one voice to say “No more”. RESPECT is the watchword for their work and the entire organizational team demonstrates this in their daily work. Please do not wait as long as I did to help end violence to women and children. Help educate and guide victims, perpertrators, young and old and make a reality of The International Center for the Prevention of Violence to Women and Children to be sited in The Presidio in San Francisco.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the extraordinary support they receive from the most selective Foundations, Corporations and individuals in this country.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my “knowing” that I can make a difference on this issue if I add my creativity to the knowledge, experience and success of FVPF.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

immensely creative, totally dedicated, highly professional and respected by everyone with a major role in the issue.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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