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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 […]

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 […]

Sisters Lori & Kim

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 […]

The Longest War is the One Against Women

A rape a minute, a thousand corpses a year: hate crimes in America (and elsewhere) by Rebecca Solnit Common Dreams Artists in San Francisco protesting violence against women. Here in the United States, where there is a reported rape every 6.2 minutes, and one in five women will be raped in her lifetime, the rape […]