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.
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"What we need to be talking about is the everyday woman, man, trans person, child and disabled person. All the people who are not rich, white and famous, who deal with sexual violence on everyday basis. We need to talk about the systems that are still in place that allow that to happen."