Key Organizations

The following national and international organizations and initiatives are key partners in supporting the prevention of intimate partner violence.

The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)
NCDSV provides and customizes training and consultation; influences policy, promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence. NCDSV provides technical assistance to State Domestic Violence Coalitions (DVCs) and works closely with the CDC and CDC Foundation Staff to support DVCs in the DELTA FOCUS Program. The NCDSV maintains extensive lists of publications and links to DELTA Program-related resources. 

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
As a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals, NNEDV works closely with its members to understand the ongoing and emerging needs of domestic violence victims and advocacy programs. Then NNEDV makes sure those needs are heard and understood by policymakers at the national level.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)
​As part of a social change movement to end gender based violence, the NRCDV engages with and learns from, informs and supports systems, organizations, communities, and individuals to strengthen capacity to effectively address domestic violence and intersecting issues.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
The NSVRC’s Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research. The NSVRC envisions a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are treated with dignity and respect and have full autonomy over their own bodies and sexual expression.
NO MORE is a national campaign and unifying symbol designed to galvanize greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Supported by major organizations working to address these urgent issues, NO MORE is gaining support with Americans nationwide, sparking new conversations about these problems and moving this cause higher on the public agenda.
PreventConnect is a national project with the goal of advancing the primary prevention  of sexual assault and relationship violence by building a community of practice among people who are engaged in such efforts. PreventConnect also builds the capacity of local, state, territorial, national and tribal agencies and organizations to develop, implement and evaluate effective prevention initiatives.

​Prevention Institute
Prevention Institute was founded in 1997 to serve as a focal point for primary prevention practice—promoting policies,  organizational practices, and collaborative efforts that improve health and quality of life. Prevention Institute synthesizes research and practice; develops prevention tools and frameworks; helps design and guide interdisciplinary partnerships; and conducts training and strategic consultation with government, foundations, and community-based organizations nationwide and internationally.

​Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training, and Resource Center (TC-TAT)
This national technical assistance, training, and resource center that advances new practices, skills, movement building, and policies to prevent violence against women and related forms of abuse, including domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence and gender-based bullying.

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women to: 1) support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms; 2) help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society; and 3) hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

World Health Organization: Violence Against Women
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

In the Field

Explore emerging prevention campaigns, projects, and events. Begin here.

Domestic Violence Prevention Timeline

This interactive timeline documents key historical events known to significantly impact or advance the goal of intimate partner violence prevention in the United States, noting intersections with sister social justice movements. The information is complied from several timelines and listings of prevention milestones. Learn More.

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