This Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Ms. spoke with Abrams, who has served on the board of directors for victim services nonprofits Safe Horizon and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, to investigate the implications that COVID-19 could have for survivors.
182 organizations called on the Trump administration to immediately halt border expulsions for asylum-seekers and protect domestic violence survivors.
Reports of domestic violence are rising as COVID-19 races across the planet and people are ordered to stay home.
In a plea to all nations, UN Secretary-General Guterres said on April 5: “For many women and girls, the threat looms largest where they should be safest. In their own homes. I urge all governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women a key part of their national response plans for COVID-19.”
With an increase of domestic violence victims, are shelters prepared to handle an increase of victims amidst COVID-19 restrictions?
Vast numbers of people across the country are being told to stay home. But experts warn this will lead to an increase of domestic abuse occurring within households. We spoke to Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of the YWCA USA, about the impact this virus is having on households across the U.S. and the ways we can all help protect those who are most vulnerable to domestic abuse during this time of self-quarantining and self-isolation.
Social class and education could not save her. My colleague and friend, despite all her vigilance, earned el derecho de descansar in her death by feminicidio. She fought for her life and lost.
Domestic violence is not just a “domestic” problem. You have the opportunity to be a champion for actions that will increase the safety, well-being and productivity of every employee in your organization by seeking to empower and support those who are subject to abuse at the hands of a spouse or partner.
When we re-envision gender-based expectations and imagine and practice into more roles for people of all genders, we begin to shift the fundamental cultural underpinnings of oppression. We were curious about how Black and Indigenous women, trans and gender non-conforming people and their allies might imagine freedom looking and feeling like in Wakanda, a place where liberation is the norm and anything is possible.
While volunteering at the U.S. / Mexico border, I heard stories that, even as a seasoned field worker, left me with a raging soul and a broken heart.
As we begin to navigate our escape as a country, it is helpful to understand Trump and his tactics for what they are: tactics of a perpetrator.