Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Violence Gender-Based Violence
Monthly Bulletin
March 2019

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Message from Commissioner

Cecile Noel

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Women's History Month

Without including women in the narrative, history is not complete. From Emma Roebling to Shirley Chisholm and Nellie Bly; from Marsha P. Johnson to Pat Ng (founder of the New York Asian Women’s Center, now Womankind), the City of New York was built by women as well as men. Each of the women were visionaries who championed equal rights, peace, non-violence, and whose legacies continue to inspire us to fight to right injustices, to champion important causes, and to change our world for the better.

Every day, women, girls, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals experience violence and sexual abuse. Gender-based violence promotes and compounds inequality within our society and it disproportionately affects women and girls, particularly women of color, LGBTQ women, immigrant women, and women living in poverty.

At ENDGBV, we aim to work collaboratively with our many partners in this work to eradicate gender-based violence. We engage survivor groups, including the VOICES Committee in conversations about the City’s service delivery and related policies, utilizing their lived experiences to inform and strengthen our work and advocacy. We engage service providers who work with clients’ day to day to discuss how we can enhance City systems and responses, support frontline staff and develop coordinated efforts. We engage young people, including our Youth Leadership Council, to amplify and improve our prevention and youth education efforts.

This month, and throughout the year, as we celebrate the contributions of women, National Social Work month, and the strides we have made toward equity and safety, let us always remember that we must continue our vigilant advocacy, both to honor the achievements of prior generations and to inspire our future generations.

What's New

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Mayor de Blasio Declares February 25, 2019, "Relationship Abuse Prevention Program Day"

As the innovative program that brings healthy relationship education and teen dating violence prevention into our public schools celebrated its 20th anniversary in NYC, Mayor de Blasio proclaimed the day “Relationship Abuse Prevention Program Day”.

New Release: Survey Findings From the New York City Healthy Relationship Training Academy's Technolove Workshop

For Teen Dating Violence Awareness month, ENDGBV released a summary of the results from pre- and post-TechnoLOVE workshop surveys conducted by our Healthy Relationship Training Academy. Read the report

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As part of the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs’ Global Vision, Urban Action Program, Commissioners Noel and Abeywardena hosted members of the diplomatic community in a roundtable discussion

Members of diplomatic community

ENDGBV In the News: ABC7 HIGHLIGHTS Spyware Detection for Mobile Devices

Deputy Commissioner Liz Dank speaks to Eyewitness News’ 7 On Your Side about a computer program, designed in coordination with students at Cornell Tech and NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering, which detects spyware on mobile devices to fight cyber stalking. See the story

ENDGBV In the News: The Chief-Leader Highlights ENDGBV-ACS Collaboration

The Chief cites studies that show that “50 percent of husbands who abused their wives also physically harmed their children.” As part of a multi-tier partnership with ENDGBV, ACS staff are being training to detect stalking to avert child abuse. See the story

In the Community

ENDGBV has launched several new outreach initiatives in the new year, including...

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"Love Does Not Hurt" Dinner & Dance

Actor and activist April Hernandez-Castillo shared her story of overcoming teen dating violence as ENDGBV, the NYPD, DFTA, and community partners WellCare and Shellie Minick Women's Auxiliary hosted dinner and a resource fair for community members at the Polo Grounds Community Center in commemoration of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
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Arts-Based Workshops

Through a partnership with local artist and one of DCLA’s 2019 Public Artists In Residence (PAIR), Ebony Golden, ENDGBV is using art to engage local communities about healthy relationships and gender-based violence. Arts-based workshops launched in two MAP communities: with seniors at the William Hodson Senior Center at Butler Houses, and youth from Guns Down Life Up, a Cure Violence provider, at Patterson Houses.
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"Love Songs Karaoke" Workshop Pilot

Community members at Queensbridge Houses explore actions that can make a relationship look and/or feel healthy, unhealthy, or abusive through performances of popular song lyrics, comparing the messages that pop culture creates and comparing them to participants' boundaries, preferences, and hopes for healthy relationships.

Lastly, Shout Out to YLC

Kudos to Youth Leadership Council (YLC) 2019 participant, Anglin Chen, for developing and delivering her healthy relationships presentation to Staten Island Technical High School!

In Case You Missed It...

De Blasio Admninistration Launches Gender-Based Anti-Harassment Unit

Housed within NYC Commission on Human Rights, new unit investigating gender-based and sexual harassment complaints in the workplace. Learn more

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ENDGBV Released A Stalking Foundational Report

The report is an overview of the issue of stalking, including national and local statistics, and a discussion of New York City prevention and intervention strategies. Read the report

Upcoming Trainings

Every month, ENDGBV's NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs) host Core trainings and workshops for service providers. We also occasionally provide special trainings. This month's special training is on the "CityFHEPS Rental Assistance Program" on March 12 at QFJC.

Check for our full schedule of upcoming trainings and learn how you can sign up at

Handicap Logo All NYC FJCs are wheelchair accessible, including entrances and restrooms. If you require any other accommodations, such as ASL interpretation, please contact persons at the respective location upon registering at least 5 business days before event date(s) to ensure that an interpreter will be available.

Join the Endgbv Team

Now Accepting Applications

Exciting full-time positions are now open across our teams, including outreach, policy, training, research, and at our FJCs. To learn how you can apply online, or share our openings with your networks by visiting or visiting NYC’s Jobs site and search for these Job ID numbers:

  • Grants Coordinator (Job ID: 365998)
  • Community Educator (Job ID: 375444)
  • Policy Analyst (Job ID: 383286)
  • Director of Youth Programs (Job ID: 383420)

Apply for the Mayor’s Office SUMMER Internship Program

To join the ENDGBV team as a paid intern this summer, review the eligibility details and apply online for:

In the News

Strip-mall massage parlors give the sex trade a sheen of normalcy. But they also trap thousands of mostly immigrant women in servitude.
Read full story in the New York Times

Trump Administration Proposes Sweeping Changes To Federal Family Planning Program
Read full story in the New Yorker

#MeToo Paradox: Movement Topples the Powerful, Not the Ordinary – The New York Times
Read full story in the New York Times

Time’s Up a Year Later: Hollywood Women Test Their Clout
Read full story in the New York Times

Is it OK to cheer for the Cubs' Addison Russell? Domestic violence experts have surprising answers to questions around abuse
Read full story in the Chicago Tribune

Advocates Gather in New York City to Demand Decriminalization of Sex Work
Read full story on Rewire

New tool for documenting injuries may provide better evidence for elder abuse cases
Read the summary on Science Daily

Finra exams to probe compliance with elder abuse rules
Read full story in Investment News

State Ethics Panel Criticized At Hearing On Sexual Harassment
Read full story at WSKG

Opinion: 'What Would I Have Done if I Would Have Killed Her That Night?'
Read full story in the New York Times


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