Our Stories Are Our Strategies: What It Takes to End Violence Against Women

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Our Stories Are Our Strategies: What It Takes to End Violence Against Women

Friday, October 18, 2013

We Need to Know Better by Meg When my high school boyfriend told me I was worthless, I believed him. He didn’t start out that way, as most people who have been in abusive relationships will tell you. After a month of seemingly blissful dating, the negative comments started slowly pouring in. He would grab… Continue Reading Our Stories Are Our Strategies: What It Takes to End Violence Against Women

Using Technology to Prevent Violence and Promote Healthy Relationships

Friday, October 18, 2013

By Hillary Soens, MPA Interim Executive Director, YWCA of Olympia The YWCA of Olympia is an active member of the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health. This community coalition includes 19 public and private organizations that work collaboratively to improve the health of local women and girls. The Coalition’s focus is on gender-related health disparities and their top priority is preventing violence against women and… Continue Reading Using Technology to Prevent Violence and Promote Healthy Relationships

February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Lizzi’s Story

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

By: Lizzi Newton ENOUGH Program, YWCA Knoxville Approximately one in every five female high school students (aged 13 to 19) reports having been physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. To put this in perspective, imagine a high school class with 20 female students: four… Continue Reading February Is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Lizzi’s Story

Dispelling the “Super Bowl Myth”

Friday, February 1, 2013

By Kiersten Stewart Futures Without Violence This Sunday, millions of people will tune in to watch the Super Bowl. While it’s an exciting time for football fans across the nation—including this lifelong 49er fan—it also conjures up an old study that has been historically misquoted and misused surrounding domestic violence and the Super Bowl. There… Continue Reading Dispelling the “Super Bowl Myth”