Domestic Violence is Not Only an NFL Issue
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) supports the National Football League in its efforts to prevent domestic violence by suspending Ray Rice indefinitely. To finally be heard and have people understand the impact of domestic violence is encouraging. However, although this is a step in the right direction, NCADV recognizes that domestic violence does not live only on the football field.
Violence against women spans worldwide. As a country, we have to look at domestic violence as a national problem – affecting women and families of all races, cultures, and income levels. We need to move to prevent abuse by changing practices, values, and principles that promote a culture that tolerates domestic violence nationwide. Support for this is needed not just from the NFL, but from the business sector, academia, government at all levels, families, and individuals.
NCADV looks forward to being a part of the national discussion on preventing domestic violence and bringing active solutions to every community.