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CAEPV News - 2004
3 August 2004 - Bloomington, Illinois
The Women's Fund of Miami Dade Joins the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is pleased to announce that The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade is the newest member of CAEPV. The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade is a catalyst for social change and economic justice with the goal of creating a community where all women and girls reach their full potential. Their grant making, along with advocacy, training and community building are the key elements used to achieve this goal. Through the years, their work has focused on poverty, low self-esteem, inadequate healthcare, job access, domestic violence, and sexual assault. They fund innovative programs that are preventative, confront discrimination, promote leadership and foster economic self-sufficiency. In October of 2003, they hosted Miami's first corporate summit on domestic violence.

The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence is a leading force in the fight against intimate partner violence and its effects on the workplace. It is the only national organization of its kind founded by business leaders and focused on the workplace. Since 1995, the Alliance has brought together dozens of progressive companies who exchange information, collaborate on projects, and use their influence to instigate change. The Alliance offers extensive research, policy knowledge and issue expertise to the business community, including training, program guidance, and crisis consultation - with programs designed to make the workplace safe and to prevent intimate partner violence from impacting the workplace.

CAEPV has member and associate organizations reaching over one million employees nationwide. Corporate members include Altria Group, Inc., American Express, ADM, Avon Products, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Shield of California Foundation, CIGNA, Eastman Kodak, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Legal Momentum. Lifetime Television, Liz Claiborne Inc., Mary Kay Inc., Northern Trust, RAND, State Farm Insurance Companies, Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless. Internationally, the Office of the Status of Women, Commonwealth of Australia, is a CAEPV member organization.

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