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Futures Without Violence Policy & Advocacy Center

Working through its Washington D.C. office, Futures Without Violence influences 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.

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Latest News

There is a lot happening in the U.S. and around the world. Find here breaking news, new publications and what FUTURES and the Policy Center are doing in response to current events to end violence.

Futures Without Violence and the whole gender-based violence community fought hard to ensure violence prevention programs and strategies were included to be funded in the final legislation passed by the 117th Congress.

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Find here updates on the protests are sweeping across Iran in the wake of the death of the young women, Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by the Iranian Morality Police for not wearing her hijab properly. We stand with the women and protestors of Iran speaking to truth and fighting to get the word out. Find here facts on the situation, how you can engage, and what actions the US Government can do.

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2 out of 3 children
are exposed to trauma and violence during childhood
1 of every 3 women globally
will be beaten, raped or otherwise abused during her lifetime

Who We Are

The Futures Without Violence Policy Action Center is a small and mighty team of advocates, policy advisors, and good troublemakers seeking to end violence and empower those impacted to heal. FUTURES, then the Family Violence Prevention Fund, opened its first Washington D.C. based public policy office over a decade ago and will launch its new Center for Policy and Action in 2023.
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Our Policy Agenda

Our current policy goals center amplifying the voices of and healing those most impacted by violence and helping prevent violence to those at risk, both abroad and at home. This includes resources and programs for survivors of violence and children who have been exposed to violence. Our work seeks to prevent violence before it happens, and to us, that includes investment: investment into housing, child care, effective and quality training, supports for families, and economic opportunity. We also focus on uplifting girls around the world to access their full potential and agency, through access to education, leadership opportunities, and seats at the political and civic table.