Bienvenidos/Welcome to our website! The Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is a nationally recognized Latina organization. Our mission is to promote nonviolent partner relationships, familias, and communities through raising awareness, activism, and culturally competent services that are respectful of each survivor's right to self-determination.
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is the exertion of power and control by one individual over another; it can include physical, emotional, economic and sexual abuse.
Domestic violence affects all of us: children, our extended families, our neighbors and the community at large. VIP believes we must all share responsibility for ending domestic violence. Through community education and activism we can work together to change attitudes and secure the necessary resources to promote domestic violence prevention and services.
NO MORE is a coalition of immigration, faith, labor, civil rights, human rights, and community organizations serving and advocating on behalf of immigrant victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, and other forms of violence.NYWF FY2013 GENDER BUDGET ANALYSIS--NYC
"Battering" overstates the case. Few women are actually beaten.
Once violence has begun in a relationship it is likely to continue and to increase
in frequency and severity. Battering can involve severe beatings, rape, the
use of weapons, and mental or physical torture. Battering should not be viewed
as discrete, isolated incidents resulting from family disputes, but as a pattern
of repeated abuse from which the battered woman does not see an escape.