“Gender-based violence and the risk factors that contribute to it, like unemployment and isolation, have risen during the pandemic,” Rosie Hidalgo, a senior adviser at the White House Gender Policy Council, said in a statement.
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This issue of the PreventIPV newsletter features tools that highlight community building as a key strategy for prevention. It includes resources to promote connection and care by building communities that foster healing, resilience, and joy, both online and off.
The two femicides have hit a nerve on an island where activists say violence against women has worsened since the devastating 2017 Hurricane Maria.
Cases of domestic violence against Indigenous women and children and instances of sexual assault increased over the past year as nonprofit groups and social workers scrambled to meet the added challenges that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic, advocates said Tuesday.
Today, Senator Casey (D-PA) and Senator Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Family Violence Prevention, Services and Improvement Act of 2021 (S. 1275). This bill re-authorizes funding and services to more than 1,500 local, public, private, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, and over 240 Tribes and Tribal organizations that respond to the urgent needs of domestic violence survivors and their children.
Community care and mutual aid are powerful strategies to foster resilience and connectedness in the face of adversity. This month's Technical Assistance Question (TAQ) explores lessons learned from community building efforts during COVID-19.