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Published: January 11, 2021

As an organization working to support survivors of gender violence and to engage all people in efforts to end the social and political systems that perpetuate violence, we are deeply pained by the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol and similar efforts in state capitols across the country. We are pained by the violence and by the permission and encouragement from many elected officials for this shameless attempt to subvert and overthrow the legitimate outcome of a democratic election. This harms our democracy.

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Dr. Maria Corona named executive director of the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Published: January 7, 2021

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) is proud to announce that Dr. Maria Corona has been hired as the new executive director. In this role, Dr. Corona will use her extensive experience of community organizing,  advocacy and passion for social and racial justice to continue the transformation of domestic violence services and response in Iowa to create the conditions where every person can thrive. 


“Maria exemplifies the direction that ICADV has been moving in and continue moving towards. Her personal and professional experience provides her with a a keene insight into where barriers exist and where there are opportunities to revamp and re-envision the next iteration of victim services,” says Monserrat Iniguez, chair of ICADV’s Board of Directors. “The conditions our communities exist in created a powerful leader in Maria, and I am excited to work alongside her to bring the Coalition's work to the next level.”

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Fifty-four civil rights organizations and community service providers have submitted a letter to Governor Reynolds requesting immediate and sustained interventions for long-term housing and economic crisis and to build upon the state's Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Program that was established to provide up to four months of rental payments to landlords on behalf of households struggling to pay rent due to the
COVID-19 pandemic. We applaud the  early interventions the Governor put in place to protect Iowans from evictions, however, additional assistance is needed now more than ever. As the devastating consequences of the pandemic continue, and the federal eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is set to expire December 31, 2020, the 54 undersigned organizations urge Governor Reynolds to act  swiftly to build upon these efforts and protect Iowans.

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Domestic abuse presents a deadly threat to millions of people across America. But as concerns about police misconduct grow, feminists are reconsidering the costs of criminalization.

Iowa’s statewide domestic violence coalition is one of a handful across the country that have started to reconsider the emphasis on tightening criminal penalties. Nationally, the trend within the domestic violence advocacy community has been a shift not only to move away from criminal justice as a focus for activism, as a focus for policy reform, as a focus for collaboration, but…also a shift to invest in changing the social conditions that create and foster violence.

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This October, in recognition of Domestic Violence ACTION Month, we are re-launching a nonpartisan voter engagement
campaign, #Vote Your Values.

Campaign Goals

  • Empower Iowa women and girls to use their voices to influence social and political change

  • Work to enhance equitable and inclusive policies to support survivors of intimate partner violence

  • Highlight and promote the importance of voter engagement


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This October, in recognition of Domestic Violence ACTION Month, we are hosting an online fundraiser, #NowIsTheTime, to help and heal 
survivors of intimate partner violence.


We are setting a goal to raise $5,000.

As the spread of COVID-19 continues, and life as we know it has changed, we understand that survivors and their families are experiencing elevated levels of stress due to sheltering in place with a person who harms, absences from work, school closings, financial struggles and the realities of this illness. Your financial contribution will help to ensure survivors can access the resources and services they need to stay safe.

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The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), headquartered in Des Moines, IA, seeks a new Executive Director (full-time

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This is a moment of reckoning. The murder of George Floyd broke the
collective heart of this country, and now, finally, millions of people are saying their names: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery - an endless list of Black Lives stolen at the hands and knees of police. The legacies of slavery and unfulfilled civil rights, colonialism and erasure, hatred and violence, have always been in full view. Turning away is no longer an option. Superficial reform is
not enough.  

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