The Interfaith Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is composed of 38 national faith organizations that come together to advocate for national legislation and public policies that protect all people from domestic and sexual violence, with particular concern for women and families. As a national coalition representing millions of congregants and constituents from diverse religious communities, our moral, religious and ethical commitments guide our work in ending violence against women. 

Recognizing that domestic violence survivors often turn to their religious leaders and houses of worship for support, guidance and refuge during times of abuse, Jewish Women International convened the first-of-its-kind Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition in 2007 to unite the collective energies and visions of faith communities to advance federal domestic violence legislation. Today, the Coalition also works to advocate for legislation that addresses sexual violence, international violence against women, funding for anti-gender based violence programs, and a variety of other issues. 

The Coalition meets bimonthly to consider legislative initiatives, sponsor Congressional briefings and educational events, and participate in advocacy days.  The Coalition works collaboratively with national secular domestic and sexual violence organizations creating a powerful and dynamic partnership.

Hear JWI VP of Programs Deborah Rosenbloom talk about the role of faith leaders in bringing about an end to gender-based violence at the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, March 13th, 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

Fellow panelists: Kirsten Muth (Episcopal Relief & Development), The Rev. Amy C. Gopp (Kent United Church of Christ), Duretti Haji (Islamic Relief Ethiopia), Tanja Haque (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development), Annette M. Kiawu (Episcopal Church of Liberia Relief & Development), and Mandy Marshall (Restored).

Visit our Action Center

VAWA Toolkit for Faith Leaders

Interfaith Collaboration: Because Domestic Violence Doesn’t Discriminate

Op-Ed: On domestic violence front, more work is needed

JWI Leads Faith Community’s Efforts to Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act 

The State of Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community  

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Current members include:

Asian Women’s Self Help Association
ASHA Ray of Hope
Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies
Baha'is of the United States
Catholics for Family Peace
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Church Women United

The Clergy Task Force to End Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community
Disciples Justice Action Network
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
FaithTrust Institute
Hindu American Seva Charities
Interfaith Community Against Domestic Violence, Montgomery County, MD
IMA World Health
Islamic Relief USA
Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA-USA)

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Jewish Women International

Karamah: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
Mennonite Central Committee
Muslim Public Affairs Council
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd
National Council of Catholic Women
National Council of Churches
National Council of Jewish Women
North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists
Peaceful Families Project
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Religious Institute
Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence
Sikh Family Center
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

The Jewish Federations of North America
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
United Methodist Church, General Board of Church & Society