Equality Can't Wait Challenge

A Call to Action: Holding Society Accountable for Intimate Partner Violence (Awardee)


FreeFrom is transforming how society addresses intimate partner violence – reframing it as a systemic economic issue, holding society accountable, and helping survivors to build collective power and influence.

Last Updated: January 2022
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Competition Participation
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Gender equality
Current Work Location(s):
  • Louisiana, United States
  • Massachusetts, United States
  • New York, United States
  • Texas, United States
  • California, United States
  • Colorado, United States
  • Louisiana, United States
  • Illinois, United States
  • California, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Women and girls
  • Families
  • Economically disadvantaged people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities

Executive Summary

In our society, we think of intimate partner violence (IPV) as being the result of bad choices, bad luck or both. In actual fact, the number one obstacle to survivors' safety is financial insecurity. Survivors are so financially devastated by the harm they experience that they are left out of the political arena, out of organizing spaces and out of our economy. Our failed approach to the problem perpetuates the shame and silence that prohibits survivors from building collective power and influence. In partnership with thousands of survivors across the country, sharing their stories and data, FreeFrom will build an ecosystem of long-term support for survivors that includes their banks, credit card companies, health providers, and employers. We will reframe our society's understanding of the problem as a structural economic issue through federal and state laws. And, we will create spaces in which survivors can grow collective economic power.

Organization Details
Lead Organization


website: https://www.freefrom.org/
Organization Headquarters
California, United States
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
10 to 25
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million

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