Escape

Until The Violence Stops

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 […]

App Could Save Your Life

New App Lets People in Abusive Relationships Seek Help Quickly by Laura Beck Jezebel Aspire News is a new app out for iPhone and Android that’s made for people in abusive relationships. It’s an interesting idea, and one that might actually help a lot of people.From Look Into the Mind: It’s disguised as a regular […]

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 […]

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 […]

 UTVS vs Super Bowl

UTVS vs Super Bowl

Sunday, February 3, 7:00pm … what will you be doing?  Watching the Super Bowl game?  Might you be seeking an alternative? Join V-Day Petaluma for the award-winning documentary, Until The Violence Stops, on, ironically, a day with one of the highest incidents of relationship violence.  We’ll be screening the documentary in the warm, cozy atmosphere of La […]