“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” ― Audre Lorde
VAWnet News Blog
In the modern information era, information technology tools provide incredible opportunities to expand people’s knowledge and awareness of the world around them. As we strive to end gender-based violence and inequality, addressing technology safety is critical.
In the current climate of pervasive IPV, threats to safety nets, and escalating divisiveness, many domestic violence advocates are wondering how they can invest in building equitable communities.
According to the ACLU, nearly 60% of people in women’s prison nation-wide, and as many as 94% of some women’s prison populations, have a history of physical or sexual abuse before being incarcerated.
It has been said that a person can live about 40 days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.
"The traditional mainstream effort of providing resources and information to the community is usually referred to as outreach. What I did, and what everyone who works with diverse communities does, is better called reaching out."