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Women can be perpetrators, too

The following blog is from “The Good Men Project”. Gentle Men & Abusive Women: A Lethal Pairing Nobody Wants to Talk About by Jed Diamond, PhD Dr. Jed Diamond shares his personal story, and his hard-earned insights, about being an abused man in a relationship. When most of us think of the word “gentle” we […]

Warning Sign #1

Warning Sign #1

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 […]

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 […]

One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising

North Bay/Petaluma Rises! Thank you to the following individuals for coming out on a beautiful early December Sunday to participate in our video, “Why We Are Rising“, in recognition of the upcoming global day to STRIKE-DANCE-RISE for an end to the violence against women and girls … Michaell Allen, Trisha Almond, Mimi Amaral, John Bertucci, […]

Politics & Violence Against Women

Politics & Violence Against Women

Is  Violence Against Women a Priority in Political Agendas? by Juan Carlos Garzón Vergara Project Syndicate The reality shows that it should be,  according to United Nations, 7 out of 10 women experience physical or sexual violence in  their lifetime – the majority by someone they know. Acts of violence against  women aged between 15 […]

Have You Researched Your Internet Date?

Ahh, the dating scene and internet dating.  Are you one of those searching for your love online?  In the process, had you considered researching your next date found on one of the many online dating services?  If so, how did you attempt to do this?  Via Google?  Facebook?  Did you ever consider a more diligent background check […]

Thank You, Petaluma!

Thank you, Petaluma, for your commitment to the empowerment of women and girls and tonight’s sell-out screening of Miss Representation!  This was a great success, though we’re saddened so many who wished to raise their awareness had to be turned away. For those who expressed interest in the many statistics shared in the documentary, an interest […]