NCCADV Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

June 24, 2022

Click here for a printable PDF of this statement.

NCCADV condemns the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the right to abortion in today’s Dobbs opinion. In this decision, the Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the right to an abortion in the U.S. and opening the door for states to further restrict access to reproductive healthcare across the country. This decision is wrong and will harm millions of people.

The right to choice and access to abortion is essential to the safety and wellbeing of people with uteruses. Abortion access and reproductive justice are vital for all people to determine their own lives. Survivors of intimate partner violence and advocates know all too well that contraception, pregnancy, reproductive healthcare and abortion are often sites of control and abuse. Reproductive coercion is a common form of abuse that includes trying to get a person pregnant against their will, tampering with birth control, and controlling the outcome of a pregnancy, including forcing or coercing someone to carry a pregnancy to term. The right for all people to seek and choose comprehensive reproductive healthcare is necessary to minimize the lifelong impacts of reproductive coercion tactics. Limited abortion access prevents many survivors from escaping their abusers and, in some cases, will result in escalated violence and death.

Abortion bans like Mississippi’s in Dobbs are part of the intertwined systems of oppression that deny Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color access to their rights and are rooted in anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and other forms of discrimination. Although abortion remains legal, for now, state bans and restrictions will be devastating for low-income survivors, survivors of color, survivors with disabilities, and others who already face substantial barriers to accessing the healthcare they need. All people, including domestic violence survivors, deserve full control over their lives and decisions, including the ability to safely and freely decide whether or not to become, or stay, pregnant.

NCCADV urges Congress to pass a federal law protecting abortion access from bans and restrictions nationwide. Congressional action is critical to ensure people nationwide have the right to bodily autonomy and ability to control their own reproductive destiny.

Abortion is still legal in North Carolina. Abortion funds, clinics, and support networks are still available to help anyone needing care in our state. If you need reproductive healthcare, we encourage you to reach out to a provider immediately. We encourage survivors and all individuals in need of an abortion to seek the care that they need.

Abortion Access Resources:

  • Click here if you need support obtaining an abortion in North Carolina
  • Click here to donate to the Carolina Abortion Fund
  • Click here to learn more about training your staff on supporting clients in need of abortion care
  • Click here to learn more about SisterSong’s work to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice.
  • Click here to learn more about each State’s abortion laws
  • Click here to find an abortion provider in your area
  • Click here to find abortion medication by mail
  • Click here to donate to Free From’s National Abortion Access Fund for Survivors

NCCADV Statement on Roe v. Wade Draft Opinion

May 9, 2022

Click here for a printable PDF of this statement.

Abortion Access Resources:

  • Click here if you need support obtaining an abortion in North Carolina
  • Click here to donate to the Carolina Abortion Fund
  • Click here to learn more about training your staff on supporting clients in need of abortion care
  • Click here to learn more about SisterSong’s work to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice.
  • Click here to learn more about each State’s abortion laws
  • Click here to find an abortion provider in your area
  • Click here to find abortion medication by mail
  • Click here to donate to Free From’s National Abortion Access Fund for Survivors

2021 COVID Relief Funding Cycle CLOSED

October 2021

 

As of October 1, NCCADV is no longer accepting applications for the COVID Relief Fund. If you have questions about an application you completed prior to September 30, 2021 email us at directaid@nccadv.org.

In the meantime, here are other resources that may be helpful to you:

 

Find the Domestic Violence (DV) Agency serving your area

 

Additional COVID-related Resources

 

COVID RELIEF FOR SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES

 

NC-Specific Mutual Aid Funds

 

Call 211

 

Community Resource Guides

 

Search Directory for Housing and Utilities Assistance

 

NCCADV Statement on Community Supports for Trans & Gender Nonconforming People

April 16, 2021

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NCCADV leads the state’s movement to end domestic violence, and we recognize that a key part of ending domestic violence is creating and communities to become increasingly more safe, stable, and nurturing. We are therefore compelled to oppose any legislation that removes community supports for any person, including trans and gender nonconforming people.

Recently introduced state legislation would prohibit trans and gender nonconforming youth and young adults from seeking affirming healthcare, engaging fully in school activities, and being their full selves without fear of outing. These proposals increase the risk that trans and gender nonconforming and young adults will experience violence victimization and negative health outcomes. We have studied the health impact of similar legislation in NC and found that anti-trans legislation increased suicidal ideations, discrimination, social isolation, and violence victimization among trans and gender nonconforming people across our state.

Read more: NCCADV Statement on Community Supports for Trans & Gender Nonconforming People

NCCADV Statement on AAPI Murders in Atlanta

March 18, 2021

Click here for a printable PDF of this statement.

We are saddened by and condemn the murders of 8 people in Atlanta, including 6 Asian American women. We also denounce the rise in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes across the country and stand in solidarity with the AAPI community and all survivors of violence  impacted by this traumatic event.  

We condemn the sexual objectification of all women, and AAPI women specifically. While there has been no confirmation that any of the victims were sex workers, we nonetheless condemn any attempt to justify violence against any person engaged in sex work.

We see the direct link between these murders and the anti-Asian racism reflected in the words of our politicians and community leaders in recent months.  We are reminded by this report released earlier this week by Stop AAPI Hate that Asian Americans across the country are reporting an increase in hate incidents based on their racewith AAPI women reporting these incidents more than twice as often as men. Because we know these murders were not an isolated incident of racism, we recognize the importance of ongoing education and action to prevent and respond to racism and gender-based violence.  This article provides more information andresources for serving AAPI communities and educating yourself and others on how to end hate against AAPI communities.

At NCCADV we know that we cannot end domestic violence without ending these acts of race and gender-based violence. We are committed to ending all systems that promote, excuse, and deny the violence that people face because of their race, sex, gender identity, immigration statusor occupation. 

NCCADV Statement on the Events of January 6, 2021

January 11, 2021

Click here for a printable PDF of this statement.

Our commitment to ending domestic violence calls us to prevent and respond to all forms of violence, including the violence that led to the events at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. We condemn the threats, intimidation, and violence of white supremacy displayed during this attack on the U.S. Capitol. We recognize the trauma inflicted on our nation on this day and the ways that these events re-traumatize all survivors of violence, especially survivors who are Black, Brown, indigenous, immigrants, LGBTQ, Muslim, and Jewish.

We saw evidence of individual political figures and law enforcement officers encouraging and tolerating this attack. This serves as a reminder that white supremacy is present in all of the systems dedicated to serving survivors of domestic violence. We call for accountability for those perpetrating all forms of violence and justice for all survivors.

We are as committed as ever to creating and supporting the United States of America that we could be. Come join us. We encourage you to support us and these national organizations working alongside us in this mission:

We join these organizations and many others from across the country in building a less violent, more equitable world.

New LGBTQ Toolkit - Jan 2021

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Introducing Queering Safety: A Toolkit for Safer Service Provision to Queer and Trans Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

This toolkit is designed to be a launchpad for domestic violence service providers to consider the ways they can enhance, modify, and re-imagine their services to be culturally relevant for queer and transgender survivors of domestic violence.

Some of these tools are relevant to direct service providers, while others may be more geared toward decision makers. Throughout the kit, look for the pink/purple Delta symbol for decision-maker tools, and the purple/lavender arrow symbol for tools for direct service providers.

Read more: New LGBTQ Toolkit - Jan 2021

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