End Domestic Abuse WI Marks 35th Anniversary with Luncheon Featuring National Leader

Madison - End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (End Abuse), formerly known as the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, will be hosting the eighth annual "Together We Can End Domestic Violence" luncheon on October 3rd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Monona Terrace in Madison. The luncheon will be a celebration of End Abuse’s 35-year history of advocating for victims of domestic violence in Wisconsin.

Kim Gandy, president of the National Network to End Domestic Violence and renowned leader for women’s rights and equality, will deliver the keynote address. Gandy is expected to discuss the history of the battered women’s movement, to take stock of the progress it has made and to chart future directions for victim advocates.

"The upcoming luncheon will bring together advocates, survivors, business leaders, policymakers, and other community leaders to build continued support for our work,” said Patti Seger, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin executive director.

Seger continued, “The progress we have made in the space of a generation is remarkable. Although there still is much work to be done, our track record of success gives us a sense of optimism and excitement for the next 35 years. We are grateful for the many supporters and generous donors who sustain this movement and who ultimately save lives.”

American Family Insurance is the major sponsor of the event. Other event details can be found online at http://bit.ly/EndAbuseLuncheon.

Selected Resources

2015-2016 End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Legislative Agenda

This document summarizes End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's top priorities for legislative advocacy during the 2015 to 2016 biennium. In determining what legislative efforts to support, End Abuse consults regularly with domestic violence programs, survivors of domestic violence, coordinated community response teams, and other professionals who work to address domestic violence. Our Legislative Agenda is a work in progress. We encourage legislators, local domestic violence programs, survivors and other professionals to contact us with potential legislative initiatives throughout the session.

Voting Guide for Advocates and Survivors

This guide is meant to help advocates assist their clients with the voting process. With recent law changes and court decisions, even the basics of how to cast a ballot can be very confusing  The guide covers voter registeration, ID requirements and determining where to vote. 

Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Harassment of LGBTQ People (Recorded 3-10-2015)


This webinar is about policies to promote inclusion of both LGBTQ clients and employees.  After viewing the webinar, participants will be able to list the types of policies that support an environment free of harassment and bullying of LGBTQ people, describe ways to assist staff in understanding and following the policies, and list the elements of a plan to monitor claims, address them seriously, and document their corrective action(s). 

VIEW AND LISTEN. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.


The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinar 3 is Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement.

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.


When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.