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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 […]

I Don’t Like My Teen’s Dating Partner

The following blog is from Break The Cycle and offers several good tips on what to do if you don’t care for the individual your child is dating, particularly if you suspect dating abuse. In regards to talking with your child, Guided To Safety can provide you with a series of handouts to assist you […]

Talking to My Son About #Rapeface

by Sandra Hawkin Diaz VP, Marketing and Communications, Canadian Women’s Foundation HuffPost Living Last week my 12-year-old son and his friends used a term I hadn’t heard before: “rape face.” The next day I saw his buddy tag a photo of himself on Instagram with #rapeface. So we sat down to talk. When I asked […]

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 […]

Close To Home

An article from the Press Democrat, by Sonoma County YWCA ED Madeleine Keegan O’Connell. Close to Home: Domestic violence is never far away If you believe, as I do, that if Kevin Bacon resided in Sonoma County, his “Six Degrees of Separation” would be more like 2, and considering that 25 percent of families are […]

Our District Attorney on Domestic Violence

From the October 21, 2013 Press Democrat’s “Letters to the Editor …” Domestive Violence EDITOR: October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As we pause to reflect on the toll this crime takes on our community, we realize that one in four women will be a victim. At a recent luncheon in Santa Rosa, California Supreme […]

Warning Sign #1

Warning Sign #1

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, […]

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 […]