17 December 2010

NoVo Foundation Launches 10-Year Initiative to End Violence Against Women & Girls

Ms. Foundation partner NoVo Foundation has launched Move to End Violence, a 10-year initiative to end violence against women and girls -- one that could prove a "game changer" in the field of anti-violence work nationwide.

Move to End Violence is designed to strengthen advocates' collective capacity to end violence against girls and women in the United States. "Social transformation of this magnitude requires effective collaboration of well-resourced leaders from strong organizations working strategically toward a common vision," the initiative's website reads. The initiative provides visionary leaders with transformative leadership development opportunities; critical support to their organizations; and capacity building for the movement as a whole.

Over ten years, the initiative will convene five cohorts for a two-year cycle, and will eventually engage more than 100 individuals from organizations in the process of ending gender-based violence. The first cohort -- to which applications are now being accepted -- will be made up of 15 leaders from across the United States chosen for their "vision for ending violence against girls and women, capacity for leadership, and passion for social change."

To qualify, individuals must be based in a nonprofit organization that is working (at least in part) to end violence against girls and women. Individuals and organizations applying must also be fully aligned with the NoVo Foundation’s mission and values.

To learn more about the Move to End Violence initiative and how to apply, please visit MovetoEndViolence.org.

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