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New Guide Available!

Please click below to read a new guide that aims to provide context to the intersections between gender-based violence and the impact of the Pretrial Fairness Act on survivors within the criminal legal system in Illinois.

Leading Together Partnership Breakfast

Save the date for our Leading Together Partnership Breakfast to End Domestic Violence. On October 5, 2023, The Network will convene our supporters, member organizations, champions, and community leaders to celebrate accomplishments and set bold goals to end domestic violence.

Measuring Safety Annual Data Report

The Measuring Safety: Gender-Based Violence in Illinois Annual Data Report is an opportunity to understand recent trends in GBV across the state, celebrate the hard work of the GBV services community, and discuss solutions for a less violent future.

Accessing Housing Accommodations

We put together a self-guided tool for survivors and advocates to access accommodations in housing.

Network Statement

We are thrilled to congratulate Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson on his historic win, and applaud his forward-thinking vision of public safety. We look forward to working with him to address the root causes of gender-based violence.

Black Lives Matter

The Network stands with Black lives impacted by state violence. Read more and join the movement.

Our Vision

To educate, organize, and advocate as a collaborative membership organization to end gender-based violence.

The Network is a group of 40+ member organizations dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by gender-based violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and connecting community members with direct service providers. We lead collaborative work to imagine and realize radical ways to respond to and end gender-based violence, focusing on the intersections between systemic violence and gender-based violence.

What We Do

Centralized Training Institute

Understanding gender-based violence and its connection to systems of oppression is essential to our mission. At The Network, we strengthen the community’s response to gender-based violence by providing state-of-the-art training to survivors, organizers, community members, gender-based violence advocates, and social service providers.

What to Know

About Gender-Based Violence

Want to learn more about gender-based violence? At The Network, we provide information, compile research, and develop policy statements that mobilize our community to demand a better world for those impacted by gender-based violence.

By the Numbers

Our Work


of Callers to the Illinois Domestic Violence Hotline were People of Color

Hotline Contacts Answered in 2022

Member and Partner Agencies

About Us

The Network

The Network’s strength is in our membership. Over 40 diverse organizations in the metropolitan area are aligned in their determination to end domestic violence, sexual violence, and human sex trafficking. Membership organizations collaborate to develop advocacy priorities, service models, and resources for victims and survivors.

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