Karen Jarmoc, the Chief Executive Officer of the CCADV, said, “The funding is key to all of this quite honestly that offers consistency and stability to the work that we are doing. Right now it’s cobbled together and inconsistent and this really impacts kids and families.”
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"Transgender prisoners are almost never housed according to their identity, an investigation found... These housing decisions can have dire consequences. Thirty-five percent of transgender people who had spent time in prison in the previous year reported being sexually assaulted by staff or fellow prisoners, according to a 2015 report by the Department of Justice."
Harvey Weinstein, the film producer whose dramatic downfall over sexual misconduct ignited a global movement, was found guilty of a felony sex crime and rape after a trial in which six women testified that he had sexually assaulted them.
A nationwide shortage of sexual assault nurse examiners means that rape victims are often forced to drive from hospital to hospital to find someone trained to examine them.
The need for safe, affordable, accessible, and stable housing is one of the most pressing concerns for American Indian and Alaska Native survivors of gender-based violence. A new report highlights the intersection of gender-based violence, housing instability and its impact on Native women, their families and communities including recommendations for practice, policy and research.
February 2020 marks 10 years of working to prevent teen dating violence for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. This issue of the PreventIPV newsletter highlights resources for promoting community connectedness and mobilization for social change, with a particular focus on youth-centered initiatives.