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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.
TA Question of the Month
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Taking a welcoming, trauma-informed, intersectional approach to our work is the only way to end intimate partner violence.

TA Question of the Month
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Advocates have unique and valuable insights into the diverse needs and lived experiences of survivors and their families. And they are well-positioned to gather and share information about survivors’ circumstances, the barriers they face, and the resilience they have – and what those things tell us about needed policy changes.

TA Question of the Month
Thursday, June 01, 2017

The thing about rape culture is that it shapes our language about sexual assault. Problematic comments may not even be explicitly about rape – comments that reflect attitudes about homophobia, ableism, racism, or any other form of oppression still perpetuate rape culture.

TA Question of the Month
Monday, May 01, 2017

Prevention work looks so different across all cultures but efforts to respond to diverse communities and community needs are so few and far between.

TA Question of the Month
Monday, April 03, 2017

For some trauma survivors, engaging in tattooing can be a healing practice, an opportunity for changing their self-image or relationship with their bodies.

TA Question of the Month
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Preventing a serious and widespread epidemic like sexual assault can feel daunting – even impossible at times. The attitudes and norms that allow sexual violence to persist are so ingrained in our culture. But the more individuals get involved and use their voices to shift cultural norms, the closer we get to a world free of sexual violence.