Nearly 20 years ago, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women was created as a resource center for tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs, shelters and agencies across New Mexico with the mission to stop violence against Native women and children by advocating for social change in our communities.
Today, CSVANW is at the forefront to a dynamic approach to the tribal domestic and sexual violence fields that is demonstrating the most effective, creative and innovative ways to address and prevent the cycle of violence within tribal communities. Across the region, hundreds of Native people have mobilized as part of strong networks within the movement to end violence against Native women and children, and are advocating for better response, services and community-led approaches to prevention using strength-based programming.
With such far-reaching goals, and relatively limited funds to achieve them, we acknowledge how important it is to have sound strategies for success in all our programs. CSVANW has four main areas of focus:
- Technical Assistance
- Policy Advocacy
The approach CSVANW takes is informed by one fundamental value: work to engage tribal communities and community solutions organically through developing meaningful and authentic partnerships and relationships based on respect.
Your support aids not only CSVANW in its mission to stop violence against Native women and children by advocating for social change in our communities, but supports those who counsel, investigate, prosecute, and make or strengthen the laws on tribal land. Please consider donating.
- CSVANW is one of two state accredited contractors to provide the 40-Hour Core Advocacy training for new domestic violence advocates and response providers.
- CSVANW offers advanced advocacy trainings, law enforcement trainings, coordinated community response trainings and working with offender trainings.
- CSVANW educates and informs policy-makers, the news media, and the public on issues affecting Native women and children’s public safety concerns
- Engage communities organically through fostering community health, wellness and conversation
- Empower, engage and inspire Native youth who are affected by violence through leadership development
Our Initiatives, Partnerships and Networks
- Native Youth Violence Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives
- Tribal Taskforce on Trafficking
- Alliance of Tribal Coalitions to End Violence
- Tribal, state and national committees and taskforces addressing violence against Native women and children
- SAFE House- the largest domestic violence shelter in New Mexico
- Tewa Women United- a collective inter-tribal women’s voice in the Tewa homelands of northern New Mexico that provides sexual violence advocacy, education and support.
- New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence- leads a coordinated and effective response to domestic violence throughout the state.
- org- builds philanthropic resources, provides insight through research and leads on issues affecting women and girls
- Zuni Pueblo New Beginnings- One of two tribally-run domestic violence shelters in New Mexico.
- Eight Northern Indian Pueblo Council- a nonprofit council of the Tribal Governments of the Northern New Mexico eight Indian Pueblos
“The NMCADV works on program development, public policy, education and funding proposals through a collaborative statewide network of member programs. We serve 27 direct service organizations and only a couple of them are tribal. We knew we needed to include more tribal programs directly in our work, so we reached out to the CSVANW as our link. Being involved closely with them rounds out our efforts and connects us with tribal struggles, experiences, opinions and victories in domestic violence work in our state.” – David River, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- Verizon Wireless HopeLine
- Laguna Development Corporation
- Washington Federal
- US Eagle Federal Credit Union
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
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Some of Our Victories
Over the years, our hard work and advocacy with dedicated partnerships, alliances and tribal leaders has resulted in significant victories on behalf of the public safety of our Native women and children. Some of those are:
- Coordination of the nation’s first ever statewide tribal taskforce addressing trafficking
- Coordination of New Mexico’s first ever statewide Native youth violence prevention and early intervention initiatives.
- Appointment by President Obama to his North American Working Group on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls
- Increased funding for tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs since 1996
- Passage of the tribal provisions addition in the Violence Against Women Act in 2013
- Passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2000
- State and national committee and taskforce appointments