We would like to thank all of the federal employees and military personnel who support our work through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Your donations help us create a world where sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking are unacceptable - where perpetrators are held accountable, and victims receive the compassion, support, and justice they deserve.
As a truly multidisciplinary organization, we work tirelessly to improve the criminal justice and community response to victims of gender-based violence. Our goal is to train community professionals to respond appropriately to victims, so they get the help they need, while improving the law enforcement investigation and successful prosecution of these crimes. Thank you for helping us to help them.
If you are not a federal employee or military personnel, but would like to make a donation to our cause, you may do so on our donations page.
"Thank you so much for your time and technical assistance. This will all be very helpful, and if there is a chance that this case can be salvaged, this will be it... You all are wonderful."
- NCIS Investigator
EVAWI is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your contribution is fully tax-deductible.
Your CFC donation helps support programs like these:
Start by Believing
Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign, created by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), which is uniquely focused on the public response to sexual assault. Because a friend or family member is typically the first person a victim confides in after an assault, each individual’s personal reaction is the first step in a long path toward justice and healing. Knowing how to respond is critical - a negative response can worsen the trauma and foster an environment where sexual assault predators face zero consequences for their crimes. Start by Believing is designed to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities.
“My name is Christina. I am a Military Sexual Trauma therapist at a Vet Center working with veterans. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.”
Start by Believing was created without any external funding from grants or corporate sponsors. This program is critical and needs your support. You can donate through EVAWI’s Combined Federal Campaign. By supporting this campaign, you can help change outcomes for victims, one response at a time.
“My name is Marc Baldwin. I am a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response point of contact for my Navy command and I want victims of sexual assault to receive care and compassion. When someone tells me they were raped or sexually assaulted, I Start by Believing.”
2012 Visionary Award Given to Russell Strand
EVAWI recently bestowed our Visionary Award on Russell Strand, a retired US Army Special Agent (Criminal Investigation Division) and current Chief of the Family Advocacy Law Enforcement Training Division at the U.S. Army Military Police School. He received the award at our 2012 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking in San Diego, California.
Mr. Strand was recognized for his long career of dedicated service to the women, men, and children who are victims of violence, as well as the training program that he originally developed for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division - but now draws investigators and prosecutors from all branches of the military as well as civilian agencies. Strand has particularly focused on developing an interview strategy referred to as the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (or FETI). This training program and the FETI approach have created measurable change in the U.S. military’s response to sexual assault, by helping investigators and prosecutors gather the information they need to hold offenders accountable. It now serves as a model for best practices within the military, and in civilian agencies around the world. EVAWI staff Joanne Archambault (Executive Director), Ann Burdges (Deputy Director), and Dr. Kim Lonsway (Research Director) provide training as expert faculty at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
Shirley Pacely visits Illinois Air National Guard
Shirley Paceley represented EVAWI as a member of the Board of Directors at the kick-off celebration for federal employees hosted by the Central Illinois CFC program at the Illinois Air National Guard, 183rd Fighter Wing located in Springfield, Illinois. EVAWI was one of the agencies chosen by LFCC to provide information at the event. Shirley distributed materials highlighting the importance of services funded through CFC donations, including the Start by Believing
Thank you for your commitment to End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI)
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