Research studies have shown that as many as 48% of women refuse or delay leaving an abusive home out of fear of leaving their pets or livestock behind. The solution? Transform family violence shelters to allow pets on-site with their families!
Through participation in this webinar advocates will learn about:
Ways to provide safe shelter to survivors and their pets
National SAF-T day
New legislation that protects victims and pets from further abuse
Your partner supports you and your choices even when they disagree with you.
Both of you have equal say and respected boundaries.
Your partner understands that you need to study or hang out with friends or family.
You can communicate your feelings without being afraid of negative consequences.
Both of you feel safe being open and honest.
Are you in a healthy relationship? An unhealthy relationship? Do you know a teen who may be in an abusive relationship? Join us on 2/28 at 3 pm for a webinar introducing LoveIsRespect.org. Check back soon for details including registration information!
#NRCDV’s @kenyafairley attends the public launch of the #GBVinititative to ensure emergency response and protection for women & girls impacted by violence. #AvonFoundation #Vital Voices (at U.S. Department of State)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 marks the public launch of NO MORE. Use the symbol above to increase awareness, encourage conversation, and help break the social stigma surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault. Read more here.
Want to help end domestic violence by working for a great organization?
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) is currently seeking an experienced Training and Resource Development Specialist to join their team of professionals.
The NRCDV Training and Resource Development Specialist is responsible for coordinating domestic violence training, specialized technical assistance, and resource development on a wide range of subjects and issues that intersect with domestic violence dynamics, prevalence, intervention, prevention, and public awareness.
This training, technical assistance, and resource development will be guided by high-quality research, analysis, information and resources on domestic violence and be provided to individuals and local, state, tribal and federal entities throughout the U.S.
The song “One Woman” will be released on International Women’s Day, Friday, March 8, 2013. The song is a “rallying cry that inspires listeners to join the drive for women’s rights and gender equality.” Read more here.
Register here to learn from four amazingly dedicated and experienced advocates about how to stay motivated and steadfast to do this work in the face of opposition, apathy, and continued acts of dehumanizing violence that often go unpunished.
In recognition of TDV Awareness Month, Between Friends sponsored a poster design contest for young people throughout the city of Chicago. Classrooms and after-school groups were invited to create posters that promoted healthy relationships. More specifically, the contest was centered on the importance of equality in relationships, and thus aptly named the Equal Love Poster Design Contest. Between Friends chose this theme because of the importance of discussing healthy relationship characteristics with young people in conjunction with education about the warning signs of abuse. Voting for finalists took place over the past two weeks on the Between Friends REACH Facebook page. The winning poster, submitted by Waters Elementary, will be professionally printed and distributed to schools all over the city for display. Additionally, the top three winners are receiving prizes including gift cards for the teachers and a pizza party for the first place classroom. Please take a moment to check out the Equal Love Poster Design Contest photo album on Facebook to view all of the terrific entries to this year’s contest.
Paul Robinson Prevention Education Specialist Between Friends