“Nearly 30 percent of our communities lack any law enforcement presence at all,” said Michelle Demmert, chief justice for the Tlingit and Haida tribes and a legal consultant at the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center. “Some of the [police] response can be hours away or days away, depending on distance, weather factors and other complications that can make weather challenging.”
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Sexual violence preventionists in Boston threw their support Thursday behind Question 3, the question on the Nov. 6 election ballot that asks voters whether they want to preserve anti-discrimination protections for transgender people in places of public accommodation.
Moving Traditions founder and CEO Deborah Meyer says the goal is not to tell teens how they should behave, but to give them the space and guidance to arrive at the right answer with their peers.
The unwanted attention included groping, staring, catcalling and wolf-whistling at girls who were in their school uniform, according to a survey by Plan International UK.
Approximately a quarter of a million women entering college this year will be sexually assaulted before they graduate. Sharyn J. Potter, PhD, MPH details the magnitude of these losses and offers bold solutions in her new TEDx Talk.
Being surrounded by strong community, including neighbors one interacts with and cares about, can provide a buffer against experiences and consequences of IPV. With this in mind, how can neighbors and advocates together help bolster these strong spaces of social support for survivors?