Barriers to voting are disproportionately felt by survivors of color, whose voices, stories, circumstances, and experiences MUST guide our efforts to end domestic and sexual violence on Election Day and beyond. Check out our latest Awareness Highlights blog post for resources on how to help survivors exercise their right to vote this election season.
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This TAQ explores 3 key strategies for furthering the prevention of sexual and domestic violence through economic justice. Brooke Ophardt, Cierra Bryant, and Nikki Kress offer their unique voices in 3 parts, connecting their own experiences to the importance of developing and promoting 1) microloans, 2) lactation policies to support breast/chest feeding, and 3) economic security and equal pay policies as sustainable economic justice strategies to dismantle power-based violence.
Reclaimed police funds could be distributed to shelters, rape crisis centers, mental health services and programs to combat sexual violence, experts say.
A new report from the Sovereign Bodies Institute documents more than 2,300 missing Native American women and girls in the U.S., underscoring the reasons behind the lack of awareness and scrutiny in these cases.
This year is set to be the deadliest ever for trans people, particularly Black trans women who face discrimination for both their race and gender identity.
In October 2019, Lisa Ogbole opened Imani's Place — a six-bed transitional home in Ontario for victims of violence, human trafficking or any other form of abuse. Imani means faith in Swahili, something Ogbole says that survivors must have in themselves to begin to heal.