By Julia Saladino, Senior Staff Attorney with WomensLaw and Patty Branco, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
VAWnet News Blog
"The more clearly we see the past, the more clearly we’ll see the present — and be equipped to improve it." - Zinn Education Project
The Domestic Violence Awareness Project has released the 2019 DVAM Readiness Checklist to help you to build collaborations and inspire action for social change in your community as you work to honor victims and support survivors throughout October and beyond.
“This memorial is a community response to sexual violence, rape culture and injustice. It will be a place for truth-telling, a place that validates our experiences, our suffering and our courage,” survivor and activist Sarah Super said.
“I'm advocating for [my daughter] with everything I am. I hope to get to speak on her behalf and that her human rights are acknowledged and safeguarded by the court. I am hopeful.” – DV survivor
The law penalizes sexist or sexual words or behavior that are hostile, degrade, humiliate or intimidate.