2008/11/25: WNPJ Member Group of the Week: - WCADV


  25 November


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

"All of us – men and women, soldiers and peacekeepers, citizens and leaders – have a responsibility to help end violence against women. States must honour their commitments to prevent violence, bring perpetrators to justice and provide redress to victims. And each of us must speak out in our families, workplaces and communities, so that acts of violence against cease." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 WNPJ Member Group working on this issue is Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) www.wcadv.org


 Contact: Patti Seger, Executive Director


Address: 307 S. Paterson St, Suite 1, Madison, WI 53703


Phone: 608-255-0539 E-mail: wcadv@wcadv.org Fax: 608-255-3560 Website: www.wcadv.org


History: Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) is a statewide membership organization of domestic abuse programs, formerly battered and other individuals who have joined together to speak with one voice against domestic violence.


Membership: More than 300 domestic abuse programs for individuals and organizations. Membership is $25 for individuals, $5 for battered/formerly battered women, and $150 for organizations.


Geographical area of work: Statewide.


Who does the work: Paid staff of 29, funded primarily by state and federal grants, membership dues, donations and training fees. Board of 12 members.

Working links: Local member organizations in over 100 locations and national domestic violence organizations. Member of National Network to End Domestic Violence.

Purpose: Changing societal attitudes about women, their children and violence. We offer the following services: training and technical assistance; a quarterly educational journal; forums for the involvement of battered women and their children; networking and support for programs serving battered women and for professionals in related fields; training for professionals in legal, medical, social service, child welfare, housing, education, and mental health fields; and legislative advocacy.

Projects: National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL); Communities of People of Color Project, African-American Planning Project; National Health Care Standards Project. Ongoing projects and research in areas of policy, women of color, welfare reform, economic issues, and the law. The group works with Battered/Formerly Battered Women's Committee, DELTA Primary Prevention Project, and the LGBT committee.

Publications: Quarterly educational journal.


Congressional Districts: Statewide Districts 1-8. (Update 6/07)


Please note the photo on page 13, of the WI State Journal 11/25/208 (top/left column)

"Louder than words" - the caption for the photo is "A man lights a candle Monday ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City.  More than 600 women were murdered in 2008 in Guatemala, according to the human rights organizations.