Stop Domestic Violence During The Pandemic
Every minute, reports from around the world are showing domestic violence is increasing dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Home is not a safe place for everyone – and for victims of domestic violence and their children, more time at home means more time isolated with an abuser.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) warned that 6 months of coronavirus lockdowns could lead to 31 million cases of domestic violence.
Victims of domestic violence in the U.S. and around the world need your help today – both during lockdowns and after them – to find safety now and rebuild their lives.
Launched in partnership with UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman and with support from founding donor, The Allstate Foundation, this Fund will stop abuse and help survivors heal.
We are beyond grateful to The Allstate Foundation for their generous donation of $500,000 to the Domestic Violence Response Fund in support of U.S. based organizations that are working to end domestic violence.
WHAT YOUR GIFT WILL SUPPORT:
A donation at any level will make an extraordinary difference in the life of a survivor!!
Funds raised (less transaction fees) will go directly to two leading organizations working with frontline responders in the U.S. and around the world -- to prevent domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence during this crisis – and bring safety, hope and healing to survivors for the long-term. Frontline responders to domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of violence help:
— Prevent further abuse, by reaching survivors who are sheltering at home with anabuser and connecting them to help
— Support families in domestic violence shelters
— Help survivors heal from trauma and rebuild their emotional and financial livesafter abuse
Even before the COVID-19 crisis, violence against women and girls was already a global pandemic. 1 in 3 women experience sexual or physical violence.
Please join Nicole Kidman, Futures Without Violence, and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women to stop abuse, reach victims with lifesaving services, and help survivors heal today.
WHO WE'RE WORKING WITH:
— The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women – The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is the only global grant-making fund dedicated to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls – and is managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund prevents violence against women and girls, improves access to services (such as legal assistance, psychosocial counselling and health care), and strengthens implementation of laws, policies and action plans on violence against women and girls. The UN Trust Fund is uniquely placed to meet the most urgent needs of women and girls and their communities around the world.
— Futures Without Violence – Futures Without Violence is working around theclock with a national network of frontline responders in the U.S. who are trustedlifelines for adult and child survivors. They are the people who are uniquelypositioned to reach a survivor who is isolated at home – get them help, andconnect them to safety. They are also supporting domestic violence shelters andprotecting kids from abuse and on-line harassment; and helping survivors to healfrom trauma and to rebuild their emotional and financial lives after abuse. Ourresponse to the COVID-19 crisis builds on nearly 40 years of preventing andaddressing domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, with top ratingsfrom Charity Navigator. We are passionately dedicated to ending all forms ofviolence against women, children and those most at-risk for abuse.
The Allstate Foundation has been committed to ending domestic violence since 2005. The Foundation’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence through programs that help survivors find financial independence and rebuild their lives and by empowering young people with the information and confidence they need to stop unhealthy relationships before they start.
Donations made on this page will be received by Futures Without Violence (a 501c3 non-profit organization, EIN #94-3110973) and divided equally between Futures Without Violence and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, in support of their efforts to aid frontline responders and those affected by rising rates of domestic violence and other forms of violence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
*The Allstate Foundation grant is restricted to supporting organizations in the U.S. that are working to end domestic violence.