About OBR CT

3,431 individuals impacted by domestic violence received services from DVCC last year.

437 individuals fleeing their abusers were sheltered in DVCC SafeHouses last year.

Each of these individuals is counted among the 56,178 victims who sought help from domestic violence agencies throughout Connecticut last year and the one billion women and girls throughout the world who are beaten or sexually assaulted.

Join us in the global protest ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE: Rise, dance, act to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

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As the sole provider of domestic violence services in Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Wilton and Weston, the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (DVCC) is proud to be part of the V-Day ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE campaign to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

Every community in Connecticut is impacted by domestic violence, as evidenced by the 56,178 victims who came to the 18 domestic violence agencies in Connecticut for help during the year between July 2012 and June 2013. Over just one 24-hour period, those agencies provided assistance to 919 victims. That same day, however, they were unable to meet an additional 69 requests for services because of lack of resources.

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE follows the ONE BILLION RISING campaign, a call to action based on the staggering statistic from the United Nations that one in three women on the planet will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. With the world population at seven billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls. At the helm of this campaign is Eve Ensler, the award-winning playwright, activist, creator of The Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day, a global movement which promotes creative events to increase awareness about gender-based violence and to raise money for anti-violence organizations. The campaign encourages women throughout the world and those who love them to come together on February 14, 2014 to “rise, dance, act” in defiance of the injustices women suffer and to demand an end to violence against women and girls.

According to its founders, ONE BILLION RISING 2013 was the biggest mass action in history, with 10,000 events across 207 countries, compounded by media and social media.