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A Warning To Teens Before They Start Dating

By Jan Joffman NY Times Photos: Joe Jaszewski BOISE, Idaho — After studies emerged more than a decade ago showing that the highest rates of physical and sexual assault happen to women ages 16 to 24, programs to prevent abusive relationships have concentrated on high school and college students. Students from North Junior High School […]

13 Characteristics of a Date Rapist

13 Characteristics of a Date Rapist

by Me Ra Koh In response to the Steubenville Rape Trial, I want to share one of the most powerful lists you’ll ever read. Before photography, I spoke around the country on the topic of sexual assault after publishing my first book, Beauty Restored: Finding Life and Hope After Date Rape. Whenever I would read this […]

Eliminate Untested Rape Kit Backlog

Eliminate Untested Rape Kit Backlog

ACTION ALERT: Ask your senator to help eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits by supporting Senate Bill 822. It’s as easy as a call or a tweet. Learn more here: http://www.rainn.org/public-policy/rainn-action-center#safer #ActWithRAINN #endthebacklog

Investigation of Sexual Assault Policies On CA Campuses

California Lawmakers Demand A State Investigation Into Colleges’ Inadequate Sexual Assault Policies By Tara Culp-Ressler ThinkProgress California officials will soon begin a review of four colleges’ sexual assault policies, thanks to a legislative committee’s unanimous vote to authorize the evaluation on Wednesday. The decision to conduct an outside review comes after a wave of public […]

Too Much Violence

The following is from the March 7, 2013 edition of the Press Democrat. Too much violence EDITOR: Whether one agrees or disagrees with, or is perhaps indifferent to, Joe Manthey’s assertion that a U.N. statistical claim and definition of one-in-three worldwide cases of violence against women in the forms of rape or physical abuse is or isn’t […]

Join Us for Our 2013 FINALE!

February 28, March 1 & 2 … Join us for our ({V}) Season Finale – a staged production of The Vagina Monologues! “The Vagina Monologues“ Hailed by the New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous”, The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Ms Ensler, […]

10 Reasons to Move to the Music and End Violence Against Women

10 Reasons to Move to the Music and End Violence Against Women

On February 14th, Guided To Safety, host of V-Day Petaluma, will join with V-Day in the One Billion Rising campaign to dance in solidarity with the estimated one billion women and girls who have experienced violence in their lifetime. Violence against women is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses. It is also […]

PLEDGE to Make a Change!

We are only days away from One Billion Rising and couldn’t be more excited! There are now 200 countries signed up to participate in this world-wide event, along with world leaders, celebrities, organizations, and activists who are ready to Strike, Dance, RISE, proving that everyone is ready to say enough and end violence against women […]

The Frau Troffea of 2013

With The Vagina Monologues, activist and writer Eve Ensler celebrated women’s strength. Now her new project, a global street party that launches this month, aims to raise awareness of abuse. Vanessa Thorpe The Observer In July 1518, Frau Troffea began to dance feverishly in the streets of Strasbourg. She did not stop for almost a week […]

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2013 ({V})Warrior Announced!

Being a Vagina Warrior “means developing the spiritual muscle to enter and survive the grief that violence brings and, in that dangerous space of stunned unknowing, inviting the deeper wisdom.” – Eve Ensler Petaluma resident Lori Burleson has been chosen as V-Day Petaluma’s 2013 Vagina Warrior.  This recognition honors a person of any gender identification […]