Voices of Women Organization Project
PO Box 20181, Greeley Square Station
New York, NY 10001
The Battered Women’s Resource Center is the only organization in New York City that supports the organizing efforts of survivors of domestic violence. Voices of Women Organizing Project (V.O.W.) provides leadership development, training and support to survivors so that they can lead advocacy efforts to improve the systems that battered women and their children turn to for safety, assistance and justice. V.O.W. members, who include African American, Latina, Asian, white, immigrant, lesbian and disabled women, work to change the system by: testifying at hearings; holding community speak outs and press conferences; staging rallies and demonstrations; training court personnel including judges, Assistant DA’s, lawyers and social workers; and developing position papers and recommendations for change.
Type of support: General Operating
Grant amount: $35,000
Funding since: 2002