Empowering Communities to End Violence Against Women

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What will it take to end violence again women and children?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

By Jessica Peacock, BSW Clinical Intern at healingSPACE, YWCA Bergen Our culture of violence has been passed down from generation to generation, yet there are faulty stereotypes and myths regarding what constitutes rape and what a rapist looks like. Our media and culture seemingly offer a “how to” manual on warding off sexual offenders, through… Continue Reading What will it take to end violence again women and children?

Week Without Violence in Victoria, Australia: A Critical Campaign for the Community

Friday, October 18, 2013

By Carmen Hawker and Ada Conroy Women’s Health In the North The Week Without Violence campaign has been running in Victoria, Australia since 1999, utilising funding from the Victorian Government to run a coordinated family violence prevention campaign, as a way to create community awareness about family violence. A group of Local Family Violence Networkers… Continue Reading Week Without Violence in Victoria, Australia: A Critical Campaign for the Community

Week Without Violence: Racial Profiling

Thursday, October 17, 2013

By Qudsia Jafree Advocacy & Policy Manager of Health and Safety, YWCA USA Early this morning, President Obama signed into law a measure that would effectively allow the government to open after an unprecedented three-week hiatus, due to Congress’ inability to come to an agreement about the federal budget. This temporarily eases the fear of the… Continue Reading Week Without Violence: Racial Profiling

YWORLD: Early Intervention to Stand Against Domestic Violence

Thursday, October 17, 2013

By Johnette Walser Member, YWCA Greensboro Board of Directors Recent domestic violence-related deaths in Greensboro have highlighted a need for community discussion about what exactly can be done to prevent domestic violence. How can we stand up for victims? How can we hold our officials and authorities accountable for not charging or holding in jail… Continue Reading YWORLD: Early Intervention to Stand Against Domestic Violence