Visits to emergency departments related to sexual assault increased 1,533% from 2006 to 2019. Experts say the trend reflects a cultural shift.
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This is your personal invitation to join NRCDV for the official launch of the Transforming the Gender-Based Violence Movement: Increasing BIPOC Representation and Actualizing Accountability Project (formerly named the Women of Color Coalition Leadership Project), led by Arlene Vassell, NRCDV’s Vice President of Programs, Prevention and Social Change and Dr. Nkiru Nnawulezi, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
It’s safe to say that the experts see benefits in having those who have experienced trauma write about the thoughts and feelings surrounding those events. For people currently experiencing IPV, journaling about events at home can help create a record of what has been happening which can later be used to help support claims of abuse.
NRCDV will host the National Call for Unity to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022 on September 30th, 2022 at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific.
At least two health providers said they had cases in which girls had to travel to another state to get access after Ohio's abortion ban went into effect.
“The overall goal is just to inspire our own Indigenous communities to provide the answers for ourselves,” said Trisha Etringer, director of operations at Great Plains Action Society. “But first, we have to heal ourselves. Without healing, there is no justice.”