Who is Mickie Zada? What is Surviving Abuse Network? We are part of a growing wave of change…Join us in refusing to accept status quo! Women are not equal in lots of places…but especially not in many of our homes and, certainly, not in the court system.
National Domestic Violence Organizations
Domestic Violence: A Reference Handbook - Margi Laird McCue - Google Books
The National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership with Women's Aid is open every day including weekends offering confidential, non-judgmental information and expert support: It is essential that the DomesticAbuseBill ensures survivors have access to housing. Why we're calling for the DomesticAbuseBill to recognise survivors as in priority need: Good to see the spotlight being shone on inequality and gender violence. MondayMotivation comes from our amazing fundraiser Hamza Hussain, who is still in school and is already impassioned about breaking the stigma around domestic violence. Hamza says, "Growing up in Tower Hamlets, East London I was exposed to the realities of extreme poverty and violence from a young age.
The Crucial New Law That Protects Women
In awesome female advocacy news, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act VAWA this Thursday, expanding the protection and services offered to victims of domestic and sexual violence. The act, originally passed in , already made states enforce stricter laws against domestic and sexual abuse, but the new version features updated language and provisions that are even more extensive than before. VAWA has already been updated several times over the past few years to outlaw dating violence and stalking, provide safe housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and increase funding for grant programs, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence NNEDV. Every time the act is up for reauthorization, congress and advocacy group members take advantage of the opportunity to improve it further, says Cindy Southworth, vice president of development and innovation at the NNEDV. This latest version addresses several oversights in previous iterations to ensure that more women have access to the legal and safety resources available to them—regardless of their circumstances.
Who can you call? Domestic will help you? How will you escape a violent situation?