By Susan Sullivan, Prevention Campaign Specialist for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
VAWnet News Blog
This Women's History Month, NRCDV invites you to pause and reflect on women who have inspired you, and consider how you honor them in your work for justice and peace.
“What happened with the media explosion of ‘MeToo’ is that it left out (a) population of people,” says Michelle Grier, director of social work at Girls for Gender Equity. Part of the group’s work, says Grier, is to empower girls to recognize: “Oh, this movement is about ME, too.”
On its second year anniversary, the StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-7NATIVE) is announcing the expansion of its hours of operation, which are now 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST, seven days a week, in order to better serve those impacted by domestic violence and dating violence in tribal communities across the U.S.
On America’s southern border, migrant women and girls are the victims of sexual assaults that most often go unreported, uninvestigated and unprosecuted. Even as women around the world are speaking out against sexual misconduct, migrant women on the border live in the shadows of the #MeToo movement.
Senator Murray: “No survivor of domestic violence should feel forced to choose between their safety and their paycheck, their job, or their ability to support their family."