Posts Tagged ‘ending violence’

Domestic violence is a workplace issue from CIO, 08/11/2016

August 11th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsSometimes a workplace is the only safe space victims and survivors have. I know, because work literally saved my life. What can you do to make sure your workplace is a safe space for those who are victims or survivors? You can be flexible, for starters. If you suspect or are certain that someone you work with is a victim of DV or IPV, cut them some slack. Even if they don’t want to admit it themselves (it took me much longer than it should have to admit what was happening and even more time to work out the logistics of leaving). Give them time off if they need it, whether it’s to nurse injuries or to go to court or to search for a shelter or a new apartment. You also can accommodate requests for varied working hours, or a different office space, or a new phone number or email address. You can make sure your security is tight so that an abuser can’t get to them physically or virtually.

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Over 50 Black Organizations Released A Joint Platform That Goes Beyond Police Reform from The Huffington Post, 08/01/2016

August 2nd, 2016 No comments

collective of over 50 black activist organizations released a detailed policy platform on Monday outlining a plan to “advance black liberation” that includes education reform, reparations and abolition of the death penalty.  […]

“Our grievances and solutions extend beyond the police killing of our people; state violence includes failing schools that criminalize our children, dwindling earning opportunities, wars on our trans and queer family that deny them of their humanity, and so much more,” Montague Simmons of the Organization for Black Struggle and the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) Policy Table said in a statement. “That’s why we united, with a renewed energy and purpose, to put forth a shared vision of the world we want to live in.”

Groups collaborating on this initiative include the Alliance for Educational Justice, Baltimore Bloc, the Black Lives Matter Network, Black Women’s Blueprint, Black Youth Project 100, BlackBird, the Center for Media Justice, the Dream Defenders and the Philadelphia Student Union ― to name a few.

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The United State of Women: Mobilizing to End Violence Against Women (and More) from the The WHITE HOUSE, 07/29/2016

July 29th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe White House Council on Women and Girls Highlighted the Importance of Ending Violence Against Women at United State of Women Summit through advocates, survivors, performances spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden.

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Vermont Pride Center Joins the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence from VTDigger, 07/19/2016

July 21st, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsVermont Press Releases

Montpelier, Vermont, July 15, 2016: The Vermont Pride Center has become a member organization of the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. The Pride Center provides free and confidential services to LGBTQ survivors of domestic and sexual violence, hate violence, and anti-LGBTQ bias or abuse through its SafeSpace Program. The Vermont Network is the leader of the movement to end domestic and sexual violence in Vermont, representing fifteen non-profit organizations which provide direct services for victims and survivors in communities across the state.

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New Colorado law targets repeat domestic violence offenders from The Denver Post, 06/24/2016

July 6th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe new law makes it clear that prior convictions count even when they were tried in a municipal court such as Denver, Aurora or Lakewood — a point of confusion for some jurisdictions until now.

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NFL to announce $10M in funding for coalition working to prevent sexual violence from USA Today, 06/28/2016

June 28th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe NFL on Tuesday will announce $10 million in funding over the next five years to a coalition of non-profit organizations working to prevent sexual violence.

The first phase of the NFL’s donation to Raliance, the coalition between the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will go into effect on July 1, with the awarding of 27 grants worth $50,000 each to a variety of organizations across the country and one in Guam.

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