"I do a lot of work to end violence against women and girls," says Palexelsiya Lorelei Williams, a well-known advocate from the Skatin and Sts'Ailes First Nations. "When creating the group, I just thought of butterflies because like so many women they are transformative, strong and resilient."
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The United Nations has called for the increasing reports of rape and sexual violence against Ukrainian women and children during the Russian invasion of the country to be independently investigated.
The time is long over-due for the mainstream to take on the social justice framework and over 40-years of feminist analysis, we so eloquently educate others on, and apply this to the actions of our own doing within our organizations.
This issue of the PreventIPV newsletter features resources and upcoming events that highlight the importance of centering the lived experiences, voices, and leadership of Black women in our work. Doing this will create healthy environments for people to live and be themselves while learning, working, loving, worshiping, playing, and gracefully aging.
The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has announced their new slate of officers and welcomes new members to the Board of Directors.
Writing in plain language is a tool to advance racial equity. It is an important step in dismantling white supremacy practices and anti-Blackness. When we move away from plain language and towards complicated wording and discipline-specific language, we prioritize people who already work in our field, and for whom English as a first language. When we use plain language, we center language access and justice.