Equality Can't Wait Challenge

FreeFrom

A Call to Action: Creating an Ecosystem of Support for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

FreeFrom is transforming how society addresses intimate partner violence – reframing it as a systemic economic issue, holding society accountable, and helping survivors to build collective power and influence.

Competition Participation
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Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Subject
Gender equality
Current Work Location(s):
  • California, United States
  • Texas, United States
  • Louisiana, United States
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Mississippi, United States
  • North Carolina, United States
  • Indiana, United States
  • Georgia, United States
  • Illinois, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Women and girls
  • Families
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities

Executive Summary

In our society, we think of intimate partner violence (IPV) as being the result of bad choices, bad luck or both. In actual fact, the number one obstacle to survivors’ safety is financial insecurity. Survivors are so financially devastated by the harm they experience that they are left out of the political arena, out of organizing spaces and out of our economy. Our failed approach to the problem perpetuates the shame and silence that prohibits survivors from building collective power and influence. In partnership with thousands of survivors across the country, sharing their stories and data, FreeFrom will build an ecosystem of long-term support for survivors that includes their banks, credit card companies, health providers, and employers. We will reframe our society’s understanding of the problem as a structural economic issue through federal and state laws. And, we will create spaces in which survivors can grow collective economic power.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

FreeFrom

website: https://www.freefrom.org/
Organization Headquarters
California, United States
Organization ID
47-5033123
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
10 to 25
Type
Non-profit

Charity, fund, non-governmental organization, religious institution, school, or other entity