Voices for Change

Voices for Change

Everyday in the United States, 3 women are killed by an intimate partner.

Over half of all female homicides are perpetrated by an intimate partner.

Homicide is a leading cause of death during pregnancy.

The goal of the Voices for Change campaign is to decrease the tragic statistics surrounding intimate partner homicide by increasing understanding, changing the way people view the victims impacted by it, and ultimately improving their ability to respond effectively.

For more than 40 years, researchers, legislators and clinicians have worked to understand and eliminate intimate partner violence. Laws have been enacted, services are being provided, and awareness has been increased across society. In spite of these efforts, intimate partner homicide continues to be a leading cause of death for many women. Changing the statistics requires a more a fundamental shift in how our society views intimate relationships. Changing the statistics requires changing the conversation by engaging communities in productive dialogue about power, control and intimacy.

The Voices for Change campaign reclaims the voices of those silenced by intimate partner violence while issuing a call across society to build healthy relationships. The campaign will strategically employ FINDING JENN’S VOICE to mobilize partners in the field, organize resources and tools, and engage in activities to promote preventative measures that save lives.

The Voices for Change campaign has 4 target populations: police, healthcare and mental health professionals, educators and the media. The campaign is tailored to meet the specific needs of each group.  For each target, the campaign has solicited feedback and collected data (metrics and anecdotal) to further refine and define its objectives.