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NCADV Celebrates Survivors and Advocates, Announces Upcoming Conferences at Virtual 2020 National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced last month the next two years of dates for its national conference on domestic violence. The 2021 conference will be hosted in Washington, D.C. between September 19th and 22nd, and the 2022 conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri between August 28th and 31st. The announcement occurred during the 2020 national domestic violence conference, Recognizing (Y)Our Power , where 417 advocates, survivors and others virtually... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 19, 2020

Urgent Action Needed: Tell Congress "Don't Cut $1.1 Billion from Victim Service Grants!"

The Senate recently released its appropriations bills, and the bill that funds the Department of Justice contains a MASSIVE 40% cut to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) release. This is on top of a 25% cut the prior year. All told, if the Senate gets its way, VOCA victim service grants will have been cut 74% over the last two years. The situation is dire! The reason for this huge cut is that the non-taxpayer-funded pool of money VOCA grants are pulled from (the Crime Victims Fund)... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 17, 2020

NCADV Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on winning the 2020 Presidential Election. We celebrate the historic election of America’s first female vice-president, first Black vice-president and first vice-president of South Asian descent. We also commend all of the advocates and community organizers who worked diligently to ensure people the opportunity to vote, to provide the resources and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, November 16, 2020

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Moments from NCADV’s 2020 Conference

NCADV's 2020 national domestic violence conference,  Recognizing (Y)Our Power , marked not only NCADV's 19th conference but also its 1st as a virtual event, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Here's a roundup of some of our favorite moments from  Recognizing (Y)Our Power.   On Surviving Domestic Violence .... "There were signs I missed about control, emotional abuse, and coercion that I know about now but missed early on in our... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, November 11, 2020

NCADV Announces 2020 Recognizing (Y)Our Power Award Recipients

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today four 2020 Recognizing (Y)Our Power Award Recipients, who will be honored for their commitment to a national culture where we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence next week at NCADV's conference. Awardees include Paul Feuerstein (Lifetime Impact Award), Stacy Henderson-Shaw (Survivor Activist Award), Natalie Pattillo (Media Award), and State Senator Susan Rubio (Policy Change Award),... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, October 22, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Prevent CATASTROPHIC Cuts to Victim Service Grants

On October 19th, Members of Congress received letter urging Congress to take immediate action to prevent devastating cuts to federal funding for victim service programs through the Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”), including programs serving victims and survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, drunk driving, assault, homicide, and other crimes. The letter also urges Congress to increase federal support to help states compensate crime victims for costs... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NCADV Releases 2019 Remember My Name

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is officially releasing its 2019 "Remember My Name" today, marking the 26th addition to the collection. The poster's release coincides with Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October. This year's image was designed by NCADV and can be downloaded from the NCADV website . The 2019 Remember My Name includes the names, ages, and states of 106 victims killed by domestic violence abusers last year as well as an... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, October 15, 2020

NCADV Statement on SCOTUS Nominee, Urges Senate to Prioritize COVID Relief Package

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is deeply concerned about the Senate’s poor decision to begin consideration of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court in the midst of a catastrophic pandemic, the likes of which have not been seen since the 1918 flu. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from COVID-19, millions have become ill, and tens of millions have lost their jobs. America is in the worst recession since the Great Depression. It is... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Action Alert: Don't Let Congress Ignore Survivors! Senate Action Needed NOW!

On October 1 st , the House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief measure to move forward efforts to finalize another much-needed COVID-19 relief bill, after its May passage of the $3.4 trillion Heroes Act was ultimately not taken up in the Senate. The new House measure, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions ( HEROES ) Act (“Updated HEROES Act”), addresses the health and economic needs of the nation and includes... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, October 12, 2020

Natasha Trethewey to Keynote at NCADV's 2020 Conference

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced the keynote speaker for its 19th national conference on domestic violence, Recognizing (Y)Our Power , will be former two-time  Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey. Her keynote address will take place on Tuesday, October 27th at 1:30pm EDT and will be streamed to attendees. “As a survivor and advocate, having Ms. Tretheway speak to our audience from her perspective and experience is exciting,” said Ruth M.... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, September 15, 2020

NCADV Announces Collaboration with {save} skin care

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) will team up with {save} skin care, a skincare company committed to empowering and supporting women. For the entire month of September, {save} will donate 10% of all sales to support the NCADV and its amazing work in serving victims and survivors of domestic violence.  {save} CEO Joanna Draniak-Kicínska has long been committed to empowering woman.  Recently Joanna held a benefit for a local women’s shelter... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Action Alert: Day of Action Planned for September 9th

On SEPTEMBER 9, we are holding a day of action to tell Congress and the White House that they have ignored the needs of survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic for far too long. They MUST pass a COVID-19 relief package that includes not only economic supports for unemployed, underemployed, and low-income families but also funding and policies specifically addressing the unique needs of survivors. In previous COVID-19 relief packages, Congress and the White House have provided NOTHING ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 31, 2020

National Domestic Violence Conference Becomes Fully Virtual Event Broadcast from St. Louis

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced that its 19th national conference on domestic violence moved to a fully virtual event broadcasted from St. Louis, Missouri from October 25th through October 28th. The change marks the first time in the forty-year history of the conference that the event is available virtually, allowing more advocates around the nation and the world to attend this critical conference. “Though NCADV understands the desire and need... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, August 19, 2020

NCADV Announces Recognizing (Y)Our Power Workshops

NCADV is excited to share details for our workshop lineup at  Recognizing (Y)Our Power ! Click on any topic area below to read more details about workshops or just keep scrolling down this page to read all of them. And ...  don't forget to register ! Activism, Social Justice and Community Outreach  Advanced Advocacy Skills   Anti-Oppression and Racial Justice  Capacity Building and Leadership ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, July 29, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Don't Let Congress Ignore Survivors!

As the House, Senate, and White House prepare to negotiate the next and likely final COVID-19 supplemental funding package, we have an important message for them - they cannot ignore the needs of survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence! Congress has provided trillions of dollars in supplemental funding to respond to the COVID-19 emergency, but they have provided NOTHING for survivors of sexual assault , for community-based culturally-specific organizations serving survivors... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 27, 2020

After The Laughter: A Survivors Journey From Hurting To Healing The Scars Of Domestic Violence

You finally met the love of your life. It was as if the heavens opened up and poured out the perfect cocktail of good looks, intelligence, adventure, confidence and charm. The love was fast, the passion was fierce and the communication was intense. You were intoxicated by his affection, attention and adoration. There's no place on earth you would have rather been than tucked away inside his loving arms. There was late night laughter and early morning kisses as you were whisked away to... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 27, 2020

Using Creativity as a Tool for Transformation with Survivors

Ten years ago, I discovered a collection of poems titled ‘Holocaust’ by Charles Reznikoff’s. During this time, I was working as a consultant in London in the arena of gender-based violence. Reznikoff’s work resonated with me. I had grown up with stories of the war in my family. Also working with survivors of abuse, I had a deep awareness of the impact of trauma in the ‘ordinary’ settings of family and intimate... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, July 13, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Day of Action Planned for July 16th!

On JULY 16, we are holding a day of action to tell Congress that it must acknowledge that racism is part of all of our institutions, as amply demonstrated by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities and Communities of Color. While we appreciate that the House’s HEROES Act provides funding for domestic violence programs and ensures the long-term viability of the Crime Victims Fund, it provides NO funding for culturally-specific community-based organizations that provide... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, July 9, 2020

Working with Survivors: Equipping Survivors with Their Voice

The survivor’s narrative is often rendered invisible by the perpetration of violence, whether that violence is physical, psychological or material.   Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events is an essential part of the healing process.  After natural disasters, healing can come from the connection with others who have shared the experience.  As Judith Lewis Herman highlights, ‘the solidarity of a group provides the strongest protection against... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 29, 2020

NCADV with Bayer Animal Health Announces Grantee Recipients

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and Bayer Animal Health announced the recipients of $100,000 in funding to help alleviate the amplified strains put on their domestic violence shelters and programs in the wake of COVID-19. These 30 nationwide recipients either provide on-site pet facilities or need funding to help accommodate pets in the interim as families escape abuse with their pets. “We are delighted to join with Bayer to support shelters and programs... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 23, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Tell Senators to Pass a COVID-19 Package Supporting Victims and Survivors

Congress must acknowledge that racism is part of all of our institutions, as amply demonstrated by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities and Communities of Color. While we appreciate that the House’s HEROES Act provides funding for domestic violence programs and ensures the long-term viability of the Crime Victims Fund, it provides NO funding for culturally-specific community-based organizations that provide domestic violence and sexual assault services . This is... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Be Good to Yourself!

During the August 3-6, 2017, I spent some much needed time away in Highlands, North Carolina at the HBW Summer Camp to pray, to work, to meditate and ask God for direction following the passing of my 77-year-old  mother on July 17, 2017. This area in North Carolina is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. What impressed me the most about my trip here? I was about to focus on my self-care. The Mountain Retreat Learning Center in North Carolina environment is conductive to... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 15, 2020

NTF Statement on Oppression and Anti-Black Racism

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) shares the grief and rage of all those who are mourning the racist killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed and David McAtee and the countless acts of racist violence perpetrated against Black people by individuals and by institutions. As organizations committed to ending sexual and domestic violence, we condemn anti-Black racism and all other forms of racism and oppression such as police violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 2, 2020

NCADV Stands Against Oppression

Oppression comes in many forms.  In the home, oppression can manifest as domestic violence and other interpersonal violence. In communities, it manifests in myriad ways, including as police brutality. At a societal level, it manifests in racist, xenophobic, homo-, and transphobic policies which creates and allows systems designed to benefit those in power and to harm those who are not. Oppressions, whether they  be in the home, in communities, or in systems, have at their root the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 1, 2020

What Everyone Ought To Know About Domestic Violence

Having worked with victims of domestic violence for over fifteen years of my career as a registered nurse I thought I knew what I needed to know about abusive partners. I had gone through my professional training, I had worked as an emergency room case manager in addition to working in some of the best and cutting edge Level I trauma centers in the United States. I was smart, skilled and resourceful. I thought I knew what I needed to know to spot an abuser; However, nothing could have ever... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 1, 2020

Action Alert: Sign on to Letter to Congress for Your Organization

As supplemental Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grants from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ( CARES ) Act are becoming available to domestic violence programs, it is important to recognize the domestic and sexual violence fields’ successes - both in battling COVID-19 on the frontlines and also in urging Congress to fund critical victim service programs. The House’s Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions ( HEROES ) Act contained... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NCADV Applauds House for Passing HEROES Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the HEROES Act (H.R.6800) without the addition of any harmful provisions. The HEROES Act includes several provisions exclusively addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors, advocates, and service providers. It also includes many other provisions that are not survivor-specific but that will provide much-needed economic and housing supports. “We appreciate everything the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, May 18, 2020

NCADV Applauds House of Representatives for Including Provisions for Domestic Violence Survivors in HEROES Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for including important provisions to address the needs of survivors of domestic violence in H.R.6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act). The HEROES Act builds on the CARES Act and makes important investments and policy changes to provide critical services and to support survivors.  Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV’s President & CEO, says, “The... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Bayer Animal Health Partners with NCADV to Commit $100,000 to Domestic Violence Shelters Supporting Survivors and Their Pets

Staying home is the best way to slow the spread of COVID- 19, yet home is not always a safe place for people who experience domestic violence. Due to increased demands on organizations providing services to families escaping abuse with their pets, Bayer Animal Health is committing $100,000 to help alleviate the amplified strains being put on domestic violence shelters and programs across the country. Organizations can apply for the funding this month through the National Coalition Against... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Address Survivors' Needs in Next COVID-19 Response Package

Right now, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at great risk.  Act now to urge Congress to address the urgent and emerging needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting disruptions.   The House of Representatives is finalizing its phase four COVID-19 response package. It is critical that this package meets the needs of victims,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Action Alert: Contact Congress and Tell Them to Address Survivors' Needs in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Right now, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at great risk.  Act now to urge Congress to address the urgent and emerging needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting disruptions.   Congress is currently working on a phase four stimulus package. It is critical that this package meets the needs of victims, survivors, and everyday... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, April 20, 2020

Action Alert: Organizational Sign-on Letter to Congress

As domestic violence and sexual assault programs and community-based organizations adjust to new service provision, many programs are experiencing an increase in requests for services. Simultaneously, many programs are facing a decrease in donations due to widespread economic fears. As Congress negotiates a phase four COVID-19 supplemental appropriations package, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) is leading an organizational sign-on letter to encourage... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NCADV Applauds Congress for Meeting Needs of Victims and Survivors Impacted by COVID-19

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Congress for taking an important step toward meeting the needs of victims and survivors impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Last night, the Senate passed S.3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the bipartisan compromise phase three COVID-19 stimulus package. The House is expected to pass it as soon as tomorrow. The CARES Act provides important supports for vulnerable people,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 26, 2020

Action Alert: Congress Must Act Now to Protect Victims and Survivors, Funding for Programs that Serve Them

COVID-19 is disrupting the lives of millions of people in America. Schools and workplaces are closing, people are being laid off, and the people who are hardest hit are the people who are already experiencing financial instability. Victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence are particularly vulnerable, because they often face significant economic hardship as a result of the violence committed against them. This vulnerability is compounded by the fact that economic instability and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, March 23, 2020

What Domestic Violence Organizations Need to Know about Coronavirus

Updated, 4/3/2020 We hope all of you are staying well and are in as good of spirits as you can be. As always, thank you for your dedication to victims and survivors of violence! We know what a roller-coaster of emotions current day-to-day challenges bring and hope you are finding ways to care for yourselves as you care for others.  Additionally, we applaud the efforts of the many people and organizations working together to provide as much information as possible to the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, March 13, 2020

The Revictimization Game

At the age of 82, I thought I was long past feeling the poison cocktail of emotions: shame, anxiety, fear, grief, anger and nothing that accompanied being a victim of domestic abuse. Then I read of the social media garbage thrown at high-profile women whose partners have humiliated, stalked, beaten, shot …. I’ll let you fill in the rest. If you’re reading this, you can probably extend the list for three or four more lines. Now I feel all those feelings, but mostly anger... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, January 30, 2020

NCADV Announces First of 2020 Webinars

We are excited to announce NCADV 2020 Quarter One Webinars! January Webinar – What advocates need to know about strangulation and suffocation assaults In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Gael Strack, CEO, Alliance for HOPE International On Wednesday, January 29 th at 1:00 PM EST, Alliance for HOPE International will join NCADV to discuss strangulation and suffocation assaults. Today, we know that if a victim is strangled even one time, she is 750% more... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, December 16, 2019

Action Alert: Twitter Storm on 12/11

After years of work, Senate negotiations on a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) ground to a halt. Despite having introduced competing bills, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) have announced their intention of returning to the table and working to find a bipartisan compromise. We appreciate their commitment to a bipartisan bill and look forward to continuing to work with both offices to introduce a bill that meets the needs of all ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, December 6, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Call Your Senators and Ask Them to Support S. 2843 and NOT Senator Ernst’s VAWA Reauthorization Bill

On November 13 th , Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced S.2843, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. S.2843 is the companion to H.R.1585, which passed the House of Representatives in April with strong bipartisan support. H.R.1585 was drafted with the support of advocates and is based on needs identified through extensive outreach to the field. S.2843 is the advocates’ bill. Unfortunately, yesterday, Senator Joni Ernst introduced a different Violence Against Women Act... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 21, 2019

NCADV Welcomes Diane Neal as First Member of Honorary Board

"Law & Order: SVU" Star to Work with Organization, Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is proud to announce the creation of an Honorary Board as well as the first honorary board member. Diane Neal, the actress best known for her role as Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak on TV’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has the distinction of being the first member of NCADV’s Honorary Board. "In... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 14, 2019

Action Alert: Contact your Senators and tell them to co-sponsor S.2843, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019!

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Senator Dianne Feinstein for introducing S.843 the companion bill to H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. H.R.1585 passed the House of Representatives over six months ago with strong bipartisan support, and it is overdue for the Senate to take action. Says NCADV’s President/CEO, Ruth M. Glenn, “The Violence Against Women Act is one of the cornerstones of the federal government’s... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 14, 2019

NTF/NCADV Statement on Bipartisan Senate VAWA Reauthorization Conversations

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence ("NTF") serves as the non-partisan, non-governmental steward of the landmark Violence Against Women Act, first enacted in 1994 and periodically enhanced and reauthorized with Congress’ broad, bipartisan support. The full membership of the NTF is comprised of a large and diverse group of national, tribal, state, territorial, local, and faith-based organizations committed to improving the responsiveness of VAWA to the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, November 11, 2019

700 Organizations Agree -- Senate, Take Up VAWA!

In April, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, with strong bipartisan support. Last month, 700 organizations from across the country signed a letter calling on the Senate to pass H.R.1585 or to introduce and pass a substantially similar bill with key enhancements that has the support of the gender-based violence field. These national, state, regional, tribal, and local organizations re-affirmed that any bill that is... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NCADV Announces Details of 2020 National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announces its next national conference on domestic violence will be held in St. Louis, Missouri between October 25th and 28th, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The announcement occurred following Voices in Action , the organization’s 18th national conference on domestic violence in Washington, D.C.   “This national conference on domestic violence has a rich history of bringing advocates and other service... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, October 24, 2019

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Partners with Santander Bank to Empower Survivors

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Partners with Santander Bank to Empower Survivors "In Someone Else's Shoes" Campaign Provides Important Resources to Survivors and Drives Awareness about Financial Abuse The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is proud to announce its partnership with Santander Bank on a new project focused on raising awareness about financial abuse and opportunities to empower survivors -- many of whom cite finances as the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Action Alert: October 16th = DVAM Twitter Storm to Support VAWA

It has been 6 months since the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), with strong bipartisan support. It is past time for the Senate to take action on a substantially similar bill that maintains important protections for vulnerable survivors while making critical enhancements to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, tell your... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Action Alert: Organizations Supporting VAWA, Sign NTF Letter to the Senate

Dear Organization Working to End Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking, In early April, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, with strong bipartisan support. The sponsors, Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) worked closely with the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) to develop a reauthorization bill that goes the next step to address the needs... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Red Flags: A Domestic Violence Awareness Guest Blog Post

What is an Abusive Partner? If you want to create awkward silence in a crowded room, there’s no better way than to bring up domestic violence -- bonus points if it’s your own survival story. Most people are afraid to talk about it. They avoid it, as if ignoring it could magically make the victims and perpetrators disappear. Not me. I am afraid of domestic violence no longer. And my voice will be heard. Trapped in a relationship with an abusive partner when I was just... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, October 7, 2019

Final Webinar Topics of 2019 Announced by NCADV

We are excited to announce NCADV’s remaining webinars of 2019! October Webinar – #SurvivorSpeaks: A Panel Discussion Highlighting Survivor Voices   In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Patrisha McLean, Photojournalist, Founder of Finding our Voices: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence Nanci Kreidman, CEO, Domestic Violence Action Center Aja Desmond, Program Director, HAVEN Janessa Rivera, CEO, R.E.B.I.R.T.H. Journey On Tuesday,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 30, 2019

​​​​​​​NCADV’s National Domestic Violence Conference Returns to Washington, D.C., Kicks Off with Press Event

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) kicked off their 18th annual national conference on domestic violence with a press event highlighting the twin 25th anniversaries of their Remember My Name project and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). NCADV also spoke about the importance of believing survivors.   “This conference – the third in a series of three - comes at a time when it is imperative that we put those united and raised voices in action... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 16, 2019
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