May 26, 2023
The White House this week launched a first-of-its-kind national plan to address intimate partner violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault.
The plan, announced Thursday, “advances an unprecedented and comprehensive approach” that seeks to use resources across the federal government to address and ultimately end gender-based violence (GBV), federal officials said.
“GBV is a public safety and public health crisis, affecting urban, suburban, rural, and tribal communities in the United States,” the report notes. “It is experienced by individuals of all backgrounds and can occur across the life course.”
The plan sets seven core pillars that serve as focus points to end gender-based violence:
“Today, addressing GBV is an important part of our nation’s social consciousness and public policy priorities,” the report notes.
In the U.S., the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) provides a 24-hour, toll-free hotline that can be reached at (800) 799-7233.
The national plan is available to review online.
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