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Violence Is Not Our Tradition

Gender-based violence has been present in tribal communities since colonization, tied to the historical and ongoing oppression of Native people’s bodies, lands, and sovereignty. Gender-based violence encompasses all types of abuse that women, girls, Two-spirit, transgender, and non-binary relatives can experience. This violence can include domestic violence and intimate partner violence, physical, sexual, mental, and economic forms of abuse. At CSVANW, we strive to support tribal communities, advocates, and providers who are engaging in anti-violence work.


More Than 4 In 5
Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime
1 in 3 Children
In the state were present during domestic violence incidents.
66.4% of women
Have experienced violence from an intimate partner
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About Gender Based Violence (GBV)

GBV encompasses all types of abuse that women, girls, Two-spirit, transgender and non-binary relatives experience. Violence can include physical, sexual, mental, and economic forms of abuse.

Anyone can experience violence, no matter their background, identify or circumstance. But women, girls, and gender-diverse folks are at higher risk of gender-violence. This includes Indigenous women, Women of Color, women with disabilities, women who are unhoused, etc.

The Most Common Forms of Intimate Partner Violence include:

  • Physical Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Stalking
  • Economic Abuse
  • Ritual or Cultural Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Technological Abuse
  • Neglect
  • Digital Abuse
  • Controlling Behavior

Trainings & Events

40 Hour Advocacy Training
This is a five-day, 40-hour comprehensive sexual violence advocacy training. This core training examines the dynamics and sociocultural context of sexual violence, healthy sexuality, and the facets of sexual assault response statewide. Participants will learn the foundations of sexual assault advocacy, including tone, rapport building, and crisis intervention, as well as mandatory reporting and privileged communication. This training also covers advanced advocacy strategies rooted in the neurobiology of trauma and considering the complex needs and intersectional identities of survivors.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed every October. During this month, we collectively shine a spotlight on the issue of domestic violence, which affects millions of people worldwide.
Advanced Core 40 Hour Advocacy Training
Advancing Advocacy is the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women’s 40 Hour- Advanced Core Advocacy Training that provides new domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and first responders with state certification. CSVANW aims to help first responders and domestic violence advocates work together effectively in a times of crisis.
Gender Based Violence Training
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a serious issue that affects people globally. It includes different types of violence, like physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse, often based on someone’s gender. GBV can happen in various places, such as homes, communities, and conflict zones. By participating in GBV trainings, we contribute to a safer and more equal world for everyone.

Upcoming GBV Trainings:

Sexual Violence in Tribal Communities Training Day
April 26, 2024 12:00 am -
April 26, 2024 12:00 am
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10th Annual Tribal Leaders Summit
May 22, 2024 12:00 am -
May 23, 2024 12:00 am
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MMIP LEO Training Acoma Pueblo
May 28, 2024 12:00 am -
May 28, 2024 12:00 am
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Fundamentals of Organizing an MMIWR Awareness Rally [Duplicate]
May 31, 2024 12:00 am -
May 31, 2024 12:00 am
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Looking to the Future

Continuing to collaborate with CSVANW’s policy and advocacy department to build awareness on all forms of gender-based violence such as domestic violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, MMIWR, and sex-trafficking with the goal of providing more knowledge to our advocates, tribal communities, state and national legislatures.