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VAWnet News Blog

This area provides access to current and past news coverage on various issues related to gender-based violence that has national reach or impact, a full archive of NRCDV eNewsletters featuring announcements of new resources, initiatives, and events and access to our recent and archived TA questions of the month.
In the News
Thursday, December 13, 2018

"While violence against Native women occurs at higher rates than any other ethnic group in the United States, it is at its worst in Alaska,"  Patricia Alexander, a representative of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, said. "A full 50 percent of Alaska Native women will have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. I am one."

TA Question of the Month
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

We are still struggling to address how women of color have historically been disregarded, dismissed and devalued in the movement. We might be more visible, but do we really have a seat at the table?

In the News
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

"The reality is that many workers suffer indignities and harm, not just women working in the fields or those employed on movie sets. Some women are more vulnerable to this mistreatment, like those who are of color, immigrants, LGBTQ, disabled, young, employed in low-paying jobs or any combination of those factors."

In the News
Thursday, December 06, 2018

“That so many women have been brave enough to tell stories with devastating personal consequences to hear that they are still not being believed is very difficult to cope with... We need a critical mass of men to stand up and get involved to tackle this problem and become part of the solution.”

In the News
Friday, November 30, 2018

In 2006, Tarana Burke took out a piece of paper, wrote "Me Too" across the top and laid out an action plan for a movement centered on the power of empathy between survivors. More than a decade later, she reflects on what has since become a global movement — and makes a powerful call to dismantle the power and privilege that are building blocks of sexual violence. "We owe future generations nothing less than a world free of sexual violence," she says. "I believe we can build that world."

In the News
Thursday, November 29, 2018

An examination into the destruction of rape kits in dozens of agencies across the country found that police trashed evidence in 400 cases before the statutes of limitations expired or when there was no time limit to prosecute.