Futures Without Violence strongly opposes work requirements currently being discussed as part of the debt ceiling/budget negotiations because they would be particularly harmful to victims of domestic violence and children experiencing abuse and neglect. Read our statement on the issue here.
Futures Without Violence Policy & Advocacy Center
Futures Without Violence works out of the Washington D.C. office to influence public policy aimed at preventing and ending violence in the U.S. and around the world. We want to empower those among us who are traumatized by violence to heal today, and support healthy families and communities free of violence tomorrow. Join us.
Safe Leave is an essential type of leave from work that allows survivors or family members close to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, or stalking to take protected time off for many reasons related to the violence they’re experiencing. Safe leave is important because it allows survivors to maintain employment and the subsequent economic resources essential to gaining and maintaining safety. Read more on Safe Leave in our fact sheet.
In December, the U.S. Department of State releases the updated United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally. Futures Without Violence worked hard with partners to heavily influence the strategy to advance equity, support comprehensive approaches to address violence, and strengthen the commitment and work of the U.S. Government.
The bipartisan RISE from Trauma act would fund coordinated community efforts to address and prevent trauma and violence. Tell your Senator they can do something to help our communities and children who've been exposed to violence heal.