Hear from Karma Cottman, #DCCADV Director, helping to bring survivor stories to life. #dvcensuscount2013
National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Safety Strategies for Women at Risk
Join our free webinar for advocates, allied professionals, volunteers and others working with women and girls at high risk for abuse and HIV exposure and infection.
This one-hour webinar is being held on Monday, March 10th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. Our presenter, Dr. Michele Decker, will discuss the link between dating/domestic violence and women’s exposure to HIV, including:
• Specific strategies to assist women with sex and condom negotiation with their partners,
• Safety planning related to experiencing abuse,
• Safe disclosure of HIV status, and
• Racial/ethnic disparities in intimate partner violence and HIV.
Ways to raise awareness, decrease stigma and increase services for HIV+ women will be discussed for crisis counselors, domestic violence victim advocates and shelter managers.
REGISTER NOW – https://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/zvwmmfz
On Wednesday, February 26th at 3:00pm EST, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence will host a webinar on minor sex trafficking of youth living on the street and in unstable housing situations (register here). This is our last TeenDVMonth event for February 2014. We hope you can join us!
"It’s really hard to get stories made that are about women — not just women being obsessed with men or supporting men. And it’s really hard to get men to be a part of films that are about women in a leading role. I’m really interested in how we can adjust that, considering that it’s all just based on demand."
Watch Wilde’s four-minute “State of Female Justice” video via the link.
To break the ubiquity of stereotypical images showing women in suits climbing ladders or smiling as they pour milk into their children’s cereal, Sheryl Sandberg’s organization Lean In has partnered with Getty Images, one of the biggest providers of stock photography, to offer a collection of images that will represent women and families in more empowering ways — such as this girl in front of a computer.
“When we see images of women and girls and men, they often fall into the stereotypes that we’re trying to overcome, and you can’t be what you can’t see,” said Sandberg.
Take a look at this slideshow on The New York Times.
"99.9% of the violence is being perpetrated by men and somehow, men have had the luxury of being able to say, ‘It’s a women’s issue.’ And that’s a deeply mysterious thing, why that is." (x)
Memoir: I came out to my Muslim family after a decade of silence—and the fallout was brutal
“At home, I was in the closet. My dad grew up in a village in Pakistan, my mom in a Swiss farm town. There were mosques and churches and cultural norms. In both cases, any liberal views on sexuality were obscured by mountains…. I decided to [come out] via email. It didn’t take long to write—I’d been drafting it for a decade.”