In 2014, the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence began to lay a foundation for movement building. In October's TA Question of the Month, writers from the Idaho Coalition discuss their efforts to end patriarchy, sexism, racism, nationalism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, able-ism, audism, anti-semitism, religious discrimination, and xenophobia/anti-immigrant sentiment through movement building.
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Protective orders, also called restraining orders, protection orders, or injunctions depending on the state, an invaluable tool that survivors can utilize to obtain safety.
“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
Creative and strategic community collaborations can create opportunities for supplementing traditional relocation funding and/or providing assistance when survivors do not qualify for these funding options. As one such strategy, this TAQ highlights examples of partnerships to provide free moving services to survivors.
Our favorite childhood stories tend to stick with us. In our June TA Question of the Month, Casey Keene discusses the power of children's books in creating social change.
Partnerships between DV advocates and home visitors have emerged as a promising model for the prevention of future abuse and for helping families heal from trauma. This TAQ highlights the experiences of a collaborative initiative implemented in the state of Florida to better equip home visitors to offer support to families experiencing or at-risk for intimate partner violence.