Women of Color Network, Inc. Addressing Unique Challenges and Ending Domestic Violence for ALL WOMEN, Women of Color, their families and Communities.

Gaining Ground Reports Released

The Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN) is pleased to announce the release of the WOCN Leadership Series, which premieres two reports based on WOCN’s Expanding Leadership Opportunities within the Domestic Violence Field Project, and a re-release of a 2011 report on women of color in executive positions.

To read the full announcement: Gaining Ground Announcement 11 20 14

WOCN, Inc. Announced Its Transition and Spin off

October 27, 2014

Dear Partners, Colleagues, Constituents, and Friends of WOCN:

It is with a celebratory heart and spirit that we announce the transition and spin-off of the newly independent Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN, Inc.) as of September 30, 2014. Since its inception in 1997, WOCN has been a project of the National Resource Center Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV). We are eternally grateful for their support in incubating WOCN over the past seventeen years, and serving as the base upon which a national platform for women of color voices was formed. NRCDV and PCADV’s monumental help over the years, as well as the assistance they have provided throughout this transition process are invaluable gifts, for which we offer a sincere and heartfelt THANK YOU. To read the rest of our exciting news: WOCN, INC.






What is #JaggedJustice in Communities of Color?

WOCN posits that women, men and queer people of color, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, cysgender, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, heterosexual people of Asian, African, Latin, Native, and those of Middle-Eastern descent do not get access to pure justice.

Jagged justice is embedded in the limited choices or measures that we are forced to accept, which do not fully meet our needs, and leave ourselves, our families and our communities in pain and broken by the criminal, civil, and all other systems that claim to offer justice.

Our justice is jagged with centuries upon centuries of wounds passed on from generation to generation. It is time that we collectively speak out, act out, and force change.

 The WOCN 3-Tier System Toolkit for STOP Administrators

illustrationWe developed this toolkit to organize learnings and to further support STOP Administrator engagement with marginalized or “3-Tier” populations. We are happy to offer the 3-Tier System Toolkit as another instrument for STOP Administrators to use to advance their support of local programs and grantees!

The WOCN 3-Tier System Toolkit has 3 Sections listed below. We recommend for your first visit that you start with Section I and continue in number order.

  • Section I is the introductory information an important read in order to place the 3-Tier System Tools in their most useful context and easiest application.
  • Section II To help you prepare to reach 3-Tier population.
  • Section III contains ESSENTIAL TOOLS 3-7, which provide promising practices for implementation.