The experiences that survivors of domestic violence have endured inspire many of us to join efforts and organize. By organizing we can collectively fight against the injustices, not only in our homes but also in society. Some of the key points needed to begin and maintain a strong and active group are:
- Accepting that domestic violence is everyone’s responsibility and that stopping this silent war against women requires education and working together.
- Recognizing that domestic violence affects not only the woman, but also the whole family.
- Supporting and enabling women survivors to unite and organize.
- Including other community voices in solidarity with our fight to protect our rights, have a voice in society, and stop domestic violence in our homes.
- Developing a support network in the community.
NYCDV Model is a gender violence, bullying, and school violence prevention approach that encourages young men and women from all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds to take on leadership roles in their schools and communities.
In support of our vision and mission, we have developed and adopted a set of values and guiding principles that inform and inspire our approach to all that we do. Our Values are the foundation of our organization and guide our thinking, actions, decisions, responses and priorities.
Our Guiding Principles serve as a compass both individually and organizationally. They are the application of our core beliefs that help to shape and direct our work. We approach all we do and every decision we make with the Guiding Principles in mind.
Rest assured, when you contribute to NYC domestic violence, one hundred percent of your generous donation will be used for charitable purposes. All members of the organisation work totally voluntarily and receive no remuneration or compensation.