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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.
Policy & Advocacy in Action
Monday, April 29, 2019

Cathy Saunders, a member of Uniting to End Violence Against People with Disabilities, shares "A Catalyst for Peace." Her poem is a call to action to end violence against people with disabilities.

Policy & Advocacy in Action
Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Kecia Weller, a member of the Uniting to End Violence Against People with Disabilities Coalition, shares a blog detailing healing strategies that helped her overcome the trauma she experienced from a sexual assault.

Policy & Advocacy in Action
Friday, April 12, 2019

"Domestic violence (DV) occurs across the socio-economic spectrum, but low-income survivors face unique challenges and barriers to ending an abusive relationship. Leaving an abusive partner may mean that a survivor loses access to their income, shared housing, employment, health care, and more.

Policy & Advocacy in Action
Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Uniting to End Violence Against People with Disabilities embraces the theme of 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I Ask, and wants to ensure that people with disabilities are emphasized during this awareness campaign. While people with disabilities experience disproportionate rates of sexual violence, they are often forgotten in conversations about rape and sexual assault.

Policy & Advocacy in Action
Saturday, April 06, 2019

Every day, in every community across the U.S., people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are being sexually assaulted. Too many have a story to tell, and yet few are ever heard. The Talk About Sexual Violence project aims to change that by educating health care providers about sexual violence in the lives of people with I/DD.

Policy & Advocacy in Action
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

If finalized, this proposed rule would be a significant and harmful departure from the current policy. And it would harm millions of immigrants and their families, making our nation hungrier, sicker, and poorer. Moreover, this proposed rule has the potential to particularly harm survivors of domestic violence.