October is “National Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in the U.S. and in this updated edition of ReligionLink, we provide resources, links, tips, and potential sources to help inform your reporting on religion and domestic abuse.
J. Merritt Johnston is Executive Director of Baptist World Alliance Women, which connects Baptist women in 145 countries. Associated with the Baptist World Alliance, BWAW aims to help women thrive through connections and resourcing like the Stand Against Domestic Violence initiative.
Nada Ibrahim is a criminologist, counseling psychologist and domestic violence expert — including intimate partner violence in Muslim communities — at the University of South Australia, in Adelaide.
Patricia A. Fersch is the founding partner of Fersch LLC, dealing with thousands of cases involving families caught in the turmoil of family law conflicts. She has published extensively on domestic violence, abuse and the courts.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence helps people better understand, respond to and prevent domestic violence. The center has developed a number of key initiatives to facilitate a deeper focus on a particular issue or population, including VAWnet, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project and Community Based Participatory Research toolkit.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. Deborah J. Vagins serves as president & CEO. Email contact through website form.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence supports efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence, help survivors, hold offenders accountable and equip advocates. Contact is President/CEO Ruth M. Glenn.
Atheists Helping the Homeless in D.C. helps people experiencing homelessness in the nation’s capital, including numerous women fleeing domestic violence.
Freely in Hope is an international, Christian nonprofit dedicated to equipping survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence. Nikole Lim founded the nonprofit and serves as international director.