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NTF Applauds Congress for Supporting Victims and Survivors

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (“NTF”) applauds Congress for their support for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The recently introduced bipartisan, bicameral funding bill appropriates a record $497.5 million for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the 2019 fiscal year and releases over $3 billion from the Crime Victims Fund, including almost $170 million for Native victims. Funding for vital... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, February 15, 2019

NCADV Statement on "Surviving R. Kelly"

Let’s End It... Lifetime network’s six-part docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” was a loud call to action to end social tolerance for a culture where violence against women is normalized and excused. As a society we must raise the bar, holding all perpetrators accountable no matter what industry or institution – sports, entertainment, journalism, corporate America, government, and beyond. We can no longer participate in societal denial. The heartbreaking accounts... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, February 4, 2019

NCADV Statement on Recent Article and the Definition of Domestic Violence

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has received a number of inquiries about an April 2018 change to the Office on Violence Against Women’s (OVW) website highlighted in a Slate opinion piece. Before the change, the website described domestic violence as an advocate would, which includes verbal abuse, economic abuse, and other forms of abuse that are common but may not be illegal. The website now references the statutory definition of domestic violence for Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, January 30, 2019

NCADV Encourages Congress, President to Reach Bipartisan Funding Deal

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) encourages Congress, the President and his Administration to reach a clean bipartisan deal to fund the federal government until the end of the fiscal year, which is September 30th, 2019. Last week’s continuing resolution which ended the partial government shutdown only funds the impacted parts of government until February 15th. If Congress and the Administration do not reach a deal by then, the federal government would once again... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, January 29, 2019

NCADV Applauds Members of Congress for Introducing Bills to Close Loopholes

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-8) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) for their leadership in introducing H.R. 569 and S.120, companion bills to close loopholes in federal law that allow dating abusers and stalkers to possess firearms. Current federal law prohibits some perpetrators who are subject to final domestic violence protective orders or convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor crime... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NCADV Praises Representative Brown's "Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019" Bill

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) praises Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD-4) and his 50 original co-sponsors for introducing H.R.511, the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2019. Current federal law prohibits domestic abusers who have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence or who are subject to final protective orders from possessing firearms, but only if the victim and perpetrator are married, separated, divorced, live or... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, January 14, 2019

Yes, VAWA Expired: What This Means, How We Got Here, and What Happens Next

This blog post was originally published on 1/5/19. As NCADV receives updates, we will edit this post.  The Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) is one of the pillars of the federal government’s response to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Initially passed in 1994, VAWA has been reauthorized three times, each time expanding and updating to meet the needs of victims, survivors, advocates, and other stakeholders. In coalition with our... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Saturday, January 5, 2019

What Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters Need to Know About the Government Shutdown

Congress and the White House are at an impasse in their negotiations about funding the federal government, and a speedy resolution is not expected. RELATED: Yes, VAWA Expired: What This Means, How We Got Here, and What Happens Next Although parts of the government are currently shut down due to the gap in appropriations, the Office on Violence Against Women remains open this week. We recommend you reach out to your program manager as soon as possible to ascertain what you should... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, January 3, 2019

NCADV/Purse Power Social Media Toolkit

Together we are stronger. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has partnered with Purse Power to make a difference in the fight against domestic violence, amplify the voices of victims and survivors and support advocates. Download the Free Google Chrome extension and make a difference today. https://www.pursepower.com/ncadv @PursepowerInc         Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, December 18, 2018

3 NCADV Webinars to Attend in 2019

We are excited to announce NCADV 2019 Quarter One Webinars!   January Webinar – Domestic Violence Shelters and Pets: How RedRover offers assistance for successful co-sheltering   In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Katie Campbell, Outreach Manager, RedRover On Thursday, January 24 th at 1:00 PM EST, RedRover will join NCADV to provide an overview of RedRover’s Domestic Violence grants program and the importance of recognizing pets and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, December 18, 2018

NCADV and Purse Power Announce Partnership

Who knew shopping could help fight domestic violence? The  National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)  and  Purse Power  have come together to provide education, services, and support to those affected by domestic violence. You can help us make a difference by supporting NCADV, the nation's leading grassroots voice on domestic violence, while you are doing your holiday shopping. Purse Power has created a  Google Chrome extension  that easily... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 29, 2018

Action Alert: There's Still Time to Take Action on VAWA

As the 115th Congress comes to a close, Congress faces a number of outstanding issues -- one of which is the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is vital to the safety of victims, survivors, and their communities; it cannot simply be checked off of Congress’s to-do list by changing the dates for existing funding, ignoring countless survivors and direct service providers asking Congress to do more. Survivors and their communities need Congress to take meaningful... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 29, 2018

NCADV Statement on Chicago Mercy Hospital Shooting

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) grieves with the families and loved ones of the victims in yesterday’s Chicago Mercy Hospital shooting and with a community that will spend years healing.   Dr. Tamara O’Neal was a devoted emergency room physician who was doing what so many of us do every day -- going to work. But in yet another ultimate act of power and control, the shooter, who had been in an intimate relationship with Dr. O’Neal, targeted... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NCADV and Leading Gun Violence Prevention Organizations Launch Disarm Domestic Violence

  Washington, D.C. -- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (EFSGV), the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation, and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) announced the launch of a comprehensive website about domestic violence protective order enforcements and firearm surrender. The website is a user-friendly, unique tool to research and compare firearm removal laws, which often vary dramatically between states. The... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 15, 2018

It Is Time to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and We Need to Do It Right

As Congress returns for the lame duck session, they face a number of outstanding issues -- one of which is the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is a vital to the safety of victims, survivors, and their communities; it cannot simply be checked off of Congress’s to-do list by changing the dates for existing funding, ignoring the cries of countless survivors and direct service providers to do more. Survivors and their communities need Congress to take meaningful... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Meet Jase Wilson, NCADV’s Circle of Friends Honorary Chair

When Jase was a young child, he and his mother survived extreme domestic abuse that included gun violence, strangling, and years of stalking. Jase’s hero is his “Ma,” who found the courage and strength to protect him and ultimately, break the cycle and escape with him to safety. Later, when his Ma remarried, Jase’s new stepfather became his hero and his “real Dad,” playing a vital role in his healing and development. Jase also recognizes the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Statement Condemning Contemptible Behavior of National Leadership Toward Kavanaugh Accusers

We are appalled and outraged that the Senate Judiciary Committee leadership has released a statement about comments of a sexual nature allegedly made by Julie Swetnick . Such a statement is unacceptable in all events, but particularly because it attempts to smear someone who has not had the opportunity to be interviewed by the FBI.  The release of this statement violates the intent of the Rape Shield Rule drafted by the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 and voted into law by Congress in... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Violence Against Women Act Did Not Expire on September 30th

The Violence Against Women Act did not expire on September 30. Many stakeholders have expressed significant concerns about the expiration of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the impact the expiration would have on victims and survivors, particularly those in America’s most vulnerable communities, domestic violence and sexual assault programs, and many others. While Congress must act immediately to reauthorize VAWA with targeted fixes and modest enhancements, only grants need... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Voices on Video Episode 2: Voices Rising

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Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NCADV Announces 4th Quarter Webinars

We are excited to announce NCADV’s remaining webinars of 2018! October Webinar  The Intersection of Guns and Domestic Violence   In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Moderator – Ruth Glenn, President & CEO (NCADV) Melissa Jeltsen, Senior Reporter (HuffPost) Rob Valente, Public Policy (NCADV) Dave Thomas (International Association of Chiefs of Police) Susan Sorenson, PhD, Executive Director, (Ortner Center on Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NCADV Statement on the Reauthorization of VAWA

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has working with Congress for over a year to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with modest but vital fixes that close gaps in current law and provide support and safety to all victims of sexual and domestic violence. After extensive outreach to domestic violence shelters, advocates, lawyers, and others, NCADV and our sister organizations presented Congress with a strong and largely noncontroversial reauthorization that was... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Senate Must Postpone Nomination Vote of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) calls on Congress to postpone the vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until a comprehensive, bipartisan, and respectful investigation into the allegations raised by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has been completed . Dr. Blasey Ford has indicated, through counsel, that she is prepared to testify publicly, and her voice should be heard before Congress does anything further relating to the Kavanaugh... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 17, 2018

NCADV Releases 24th "Remember My Name" Poster

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is officially releasing its 2017 "Remember My Name" poster today, marking the 24th addition to the collection. The poster's release in September is in anticipation of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October. This year's poster was designed by Denver graphic designer Alyssa Auerbach and can be  purchased from the NCADV website . The 2017 Remember My Name poster includes the names, ages, and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 17, 2018

NCADV Mourns with Bakersfield, California Community

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) mourns with the Bakersfield, California community and the families and loved ones of the victims, in the wake of yet another mass shooting rooted in domestic violence. “This week we witnessed the after-effects of yet another deadly intersection of firearms and domestic violence, as seen in the Bakersfield mass shooting, where an ultimate act of power and control merged with an abuser’s easy access to firearms  We are... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, September 14, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: A Potpourri of Topics

Voices Rising , NCADV’s national conference on domestic violence , begins in a few short weeks in Providence, Rhode Island. Our team has been working hard and the office has been buzzing with conference chatter. And soon we will be able to share that buzz with you! In this blog post, we’re rounding up the remaining workshops, plenaries and pre-conference intensives attendees will be able to enjoy. Read on for session descriptions on a potpourri of topics, including ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Voices Rising Awardees Announced by NCADV

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today the 2018  Voices Rising  Award Recipients, who will be honored for their contributions towards raising the voices of victims and survivors and the creation of a culture where domestic violence is not tolerated. Awardees include  Ineabelle Geena Cruz  (Survivor Activist Award),  Rosie Hidalgo  (Policy Change Award),  Nancy Provost on behalf of the Family Violence Project  (Media... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 10, 2018

NCADV Announces Campaign and Toolkit for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, NCADV is introducing a similar concept focused on domestic violence. This movement will help debunk common myths about domestic violence. In an effort to destigmatize domestic violence, and as a reflection of our mission to amplify the voices of domestic violence survivors, we have implemented the #SurvivorSpeaks hashtag. #MeToo shows us that cultural and social change is obtainable when the conversation is made accessible to all. Our hope is that ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, September 6, 2018

Action Alert: Propel VAWA Forward

The #MeToo movement has shown that we need national attention to address the needs of survivors of gender-based violence. It also is a call to organizational and individual advocates to work as one to prevent and end this harassment, battery, assault and rape. It is critical that policymakers respond to this powerful movement by supporting policies and programs that support survivors and hold perpetrators accountable. But right now, Congress is sitting on a reauthorization of the Violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, September 5, 2018

11-Year-Old Youth Activist Naomi Wadler Opens NCADV’s 2018 Voices Rising National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today that Naomi Wadler, the 11-year-old youth activist who provoked a strong reaction from Americans with her speech at the March for Our Lives (March 24th, 2018), will be opening Voices Rising , NCADV’s 17th biennial national domestic violence conference this September. “Ms. Wadler is a shining light and we admire her decision to shine her light on the issue of domestic violence,” said Ruth M. Glenn,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 27, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: Informative Workshops

Voices Rising , NCADV’s national conference on domestic violence, will return next month, September 23-26, 2018 in Providence, RI. We’re proud of our conference’s history of providing advocates and survivors cutting edge content and in-depth information -- far more than your typical “DV101” conference! In this blog post, we’re rounding up two dozen of the most informative workshops you you will have the opportunity to attend when you register for the 2018... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NCADV Applauds Reauthorization of VAWA of 2018

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) applauds Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee for introducing the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018 (H.R.6545), a bill that makes vital yet modest enhancements based on the needs identified by people who work one-on-one with victims and survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This bill truly centers victims and survivors and mostly comprises provisions with... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, July 27, 2018

NCADV Supports the Reauthorization of VAWA of 2018

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (“NTF”), of which NCADV is a member, announced today its support for the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2018 as introduced in the House of Representatives by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX-18). This bill continues important protections while also making modest yet vital enhancements to the existing Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”) based on needs identified by direct service... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, July 26, 2018

Voices Rising Sessions Roundup: Innovations and New Perspectives

The national domestic violence conference by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence returns in 2018! Here at NCADV, our staff has been working hard for almost two years on this event, which will be held in Rhode Island for the first time in the conference’s history. NCADV’s conferences consistently offer advocates and survivors the most cutting edge content with its workshops, plenary sessions, and pre-conference intensives. We’ve rounded up 15 workshops that offer... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, July 25, 2018

NCADV Statement on SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh

This week’s announcement that President Trump is nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has the potential to change the course of American legal rights for generations to come. As the national advocacy voice for survivors of domestic violence, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) relies on the Supreme Court to uphold, and, in some cases, expand, fundamental legal protections and the right to privacy that are vital to the safety and autonomy... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, July 13, 2018

Action Alert: Ask Congress to Close the "Stalker Loophole" Now

Five people were murdered in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday. Our nation is shocked again. Our political leaders offer prayers and call this a tragedy, as though it could not be prevented—and as though it were a surprise. Those of us who work in the domestic violence field feel the terrible familiarity of the story. A stalker, harassing a woman whom he barely knew—a woman who did not want to know him any better. A stalker heaping unwarranted blame on journalists who reported on... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 2, 2018

NCADV Statement on Justice Kennedy's Impending Retirement

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) is saddened to hear of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s impending retirement. Justice Kennedy is a deliberate juror, keeping an open mind and giving a fair hearing to all arguments and doing his best to rule based on the merits of each case. Although we do not always agree with his decisions, we appreciate the thoughtfulness with which he fulfills the formidable responsibility placed on his shoulders and on the shoulders of... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 28, 2018

Voices on Video: Episode 1

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Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 25, 2018

NTF and NCADV Denounce White House Executive Order Regarding "Zero Tolerance" Policy of Separating Families

RE: THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON FAMILY SEPARATION FAILS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS  Dear Senators and Representatives,   As the Steering Committee of the National Taskforce to end Sexual and Domestic Violence (“NTF”), a national leadership coalition advocating on behalf of the rights of sexual and domestic violence survivors, we represent thousands of organizations across the country dedicated to ensuring that all survivors of... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 21, 2018

Action Alert: Call Your Member of Congress TODAY to Stop Family Separation and Protect Immigrant Survivors

Call Your Member of Congress TODAY to Stop Family Separation and Protect Immigrant Survivors 1 .   Find your Congressional Representative  here  and  Tell Them to Oppose the two pending “moderate” (sic) Immigration Bills that Harm Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two harmful immigration bills  on Thursday,  Please urge your Representatives to  VOTE NO... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 21, 2018

Action Alert: Protect Survivors Seeking Refuge

The Steering Committee of the National Taskforce to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF), comprised of national leadership organizations advocating on behalf of sexual and domestic violence victims and women’s rights, represents hundreds of programs, service providers and community organizations across the country dedicated to making sure that all survivors of violence receive the protections and services they need and deserve.  We are alarmed by the significant adverse impact of... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Quick Guide: Domestic Abuse in Later Life

What is Abuse in Later Life? Abuse in later life comprises financial, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Perpetrators are people with whom the victim has an expectation of trust , particularly spouses, intimate partners, adult children, grandchildren, other family members, and non-related caregivers. Perpetrators typically, but not exclusively, abuse older adults in their places of residence . Did You Know? Every year,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Action Alert: Ask Congress to Co-Sponsor Lifesaving Legislation

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), first passed by Congress in 1984, is the primary federal funding stream dedicated to the support of emergency shelter and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their children. Unfortunately, FVPSA has not been reauthorized since 2010, but Senators Heller (R-NV), Casey (D-PA), Grassley (R-IA), Coons (D-DE), and Cornyn (R-TX) have introduced S.2784, in the Senate, and Representatives Thompson (R-PA), Blunt Rochester... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 7, 2018

Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community

Because the majority of the domestic violence awareness movement has focused on heterosexual relationships, members of the LGBTQ community have been largely left out of the movement. However, recent research shows that LGBTQ members fall victim to domestic violence at equal or even higher rates compared to their heterosexual counterparts. 9 Quick Statistics about Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community 43.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, June 6, 2018

When #MeToo Isn’t Enough: Why Domestic Violence Needs Its Own Hashtag

In late 2017, the #MeToo movement catalyzed a change in our national conversation about sexual assault and harassment. The movement began when actress Alyssa Milano shared accusations of sexual assault and harassment against producer Harvey Weinstein. As other Hollywood mega-stars began to come forward with similar stories, #MeToo went viral. Twitter confirmed to CBS News that over 1.7 million tweets included the hashtag "#MeToo," with 85 countries that had at least 1,000 #MeToo... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 4, 2018

NCADV Announces 2018's 3rd Quarter Webinars

  Upcoming Webinars! We are excited to announce NCADV 2018 Quarter Three Webinars! July Webinar – Opening the Doors to Systems Change: Implementing Change in Law Enforcement's Response in a Rural Area In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Courtney Chasse, Best Practice Assessment Coordinator, Hope and Justice On Thursday, July 12 at 1:00 PM EST, Hope and Justice will join NCADV to address the need for law enforcement to provide an... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, May 24, 2018

NCADV Mourns with Santa Fe, Texas Community

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence mourns with Santa Fe high school and their communities in the wake of another school shooting. A mother of one of the victims has come forward and revealed that her daughter, 16-year-old Shana Fisher, was targeted by the shooter after repeatedly rejecting him. Shana Fisher , " had 4 months of problems from this boy ," her mother , Sadie Rodriguez , wrote in a private message to the ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, May 21, 2018

What Supervisors and Leadership Need to Know About Vicarious Trauma and Supporting Your Staff

Promoting health and wellness is an important part of daily life for everyone. It’s something we often hear advocates encouraging victims and survivors of domestic violence to do as they recover from the trauma they experienced. We hear less about how advocates, in doing the work with trauma survivors, open themselves up to an occupational hazard known as vicarious trauma. Supervisors and leadership at domestic violence organizations can lessen the impacts of vicarious trauma for their... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, May 18, 2018

NCADV Appalled by Abuse Allegations Against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is appalled to learn of the allegations of intimate partner violence, including physical assault and strangulation, against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman by four women.  Mr. Schneiderman’s characterization of himself as one of the leading supportive male voices in the #MeToo movement, when he himself is an abuser of women, is rank hypocrisy.  He engaged in the same behaviors he decried in others. Despite... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NCADV Announces Jennie Willoughby to Keynote 2018 Voices Rising National Domestic Violence Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DENVER, CO / WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today that Jennie Willoughby will be a keynote speaker of Voices Rising , NCADV’s 17th biennial national domestic violence conference this September. Ms. Willoughby is a domestic violence survivor and has been outspoken about her abuser, Rob Porter, who until February was employed at the White House and protected by high-ranking officials who knew about... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Quick Guide: Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse

April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month , an opportunity to educate people and raise awareness about sexual assault. Sexual violence refers to crimes like sexual assault, rape, and sexual abuse. In the United States, 1 in 5 women will be raped in her lifetime , and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men will experience sexual violence victimization other than rape. With the recent #MeToo movement, sexual violence has never been such a large part of our... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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