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

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Message from Commissioner

Cecile Noel

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In the past few weeks, in New York City alone, we have seen cases of horrific intimate partner and family violence. In the wake of such grim occurrences, it can sometimes feel like our efforts are not enough. However, on the heels of Domestic Violence Awareness Month—a time when we run, march, rally and raise critical awareness about intimate partner violence—I remain buoyed by the unflagging efforts and commitment of advocates who work with and for survivors every day. As we look toward this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence awareness, I also feel a sense of renewed purpose and resolve to keep spreading the word about resources for survivors. We can help survivors, every day, one survivor at a time. And, as ever, your partnership could not be more crucial.

This year, from November 25 (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) through December 10 (the International Human Rights Day), you can consider...

  • Joining us in the annual campaign that mobilizes activists, government leaders, students, academia, and the private sector around the globe to raise awareness and call for an end to GBV—a fundamental human rights violation that must end.
    • Download the 16 Days of Activism Action Kit for ideas about what you can do in your community, including hosting an event. (Register your event at
    • Attend events like our 16 Days of Activism against GBV Art Gallery, in conjunction with Escape Artists, showcasing the impact of GBV on our communities (Follow us on social media for more information and to RSVP)
    • Amplify our messages of support, information, and resources for survivors on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Sharing the City’s searchable resource directory for services for domestic and gender-based violence survivors, NYC HOPE, and spread the word to your colleagues, clients, friends, and amongst your broader networks. The re-launched website includes information for victims and survivors (such as tech safety, where/how to get help), and for friends and family and other loved ones (such as recognizing key signs of abuse, and how to support others).

Here in New York City, we hear, believe, and support survivors. Help is available. Let’s mobilize and spread the word together so that more New Yorkers reach out for the services and resources available, for themselves and the people they care about.


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From local community salon outreach to the Brides March, from 5Ks to conferences, ENDGBV marked this DVAM and NYC Go Purple Day with our valued partners and illuminated key city buildings and other locations in purple.

We also launched ads for the NYC HOPE Resource Directory on bus shelters and Link kiosks citywide. Find and download our NYC HOPE flyers and posters on our website



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People standing next to a sign that reads Nuturing Masculinity

ENDGBV hosted our first conference on Nurturing Healthy Masculinity, featuring speakers, break-out sessions and panels on ways men can continue to be allies in the work to end GBV.


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Commissioner Noel accepted the 2019 Visionary Award from Passion for Life, the TOP Community Development, and the Haitian-American Community Coalition (HCC), at a dinner honoring the survivors and advocates of sexual and domestic violence and breast cancer during the awareness month.



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We recently published our Family Violence Foundation Report, an overview of family violence, including local crime statistics and data from the New York City Family Justice Centers.

After releasing our Domestic Violence Toolkit for Salon and Barbershop Professionals for local area cosmetologists and barbershops earlier this year, we recently released our 2019 Annual Report on Outreach to Cosmetologists.


Read our ENDGBV 2018 Annual Report, our first as the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV), to┬álearn about the new and exciting ways that we have and are continuing to grow to support survivors in New York City.


Every month, ENDGBV’s NYC Family Justice Centers (FJCs) host Core trainings and workshops for service providers. We also occasionally provide advanced and special trainings. Sign up for our upcoming trainings

Our ENDGBV Training team also customizes trainings for service providers and their specific roles at City agencies and community-based organizations. Our Healthy Relationships Training Academy provides free interactive, intersectional, and discussion-based workshops on teen dating violence, healthy relationships, and consent to young people, ages 11 to 24. Learn how to request a training or workshop

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. To learn how you can apply online or share our openings with your networks, visit or visit the NYC’s Jobs site and search by Job ID number:

  • Citywide Community Coordinator (Job ID: 421337)
  • Contract Analyst (Job ID: 413400)

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