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Some food for thought from our fearless leader on #selfcaresunday
Mandatory reporting laws differ from state to state, but all citizens are encouraged to report child abuse when they see it. Find out more:
“Perpetrators are to blame for their actions, but all of us are responsible for changing the culture. Even those of us who think right.”
Once San Diego created the High Risk Case Response Team, fatalities from domestic violence have gone down to 0️⃣. #DVAM
Did you know? October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth! Find ways to participate through NCADV and through your local domestic violence agency. #WeAreResilient
Pop quiz! What are the six pillars of rape kit reform? In case you forgot, they are: 🕵️‍♀️Statewide inventory 🗄Mandatory testing of backlogged kits ✅Mandatory testing of new kits 👩‍💻Statewide tracking 🔔Victims right to notice 💵Funding for
Survivors should not be forced to call or visit law enforcement to find out the status of their rape kit when this information can be accessed online easily and privately. @CAgovernor, @GavinNewsom, sign #SB215! Survivors deserve justice, healing, and support.
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Statement on R. Kelly's guilty verdict. We stand with survivors, always. 💚�da
You don’t need to be an expert to raise awareness or fight child abuse, you just need to be yourself. Becky Buller uses her fiddle, what sort of talents do you have that you could use?
One more time for the people in the back: The loophole that prevented kits from being processed in Massachusetts has officially been closed! 👏👏
Sometimes life can seem too overwhelming to think of ways to even start self care. This list will help. #selfcaresunday
If you think you need a lot of money to make a big difference in our work, think again! All donations, big and small, helps further our work to support survivors and #endthebacklog.
The Child Victims Act helps child abuse survivors seek justice well after the abuse happened. If this information would help someone you know, please share. @SafeHorizon
To Simone, McKayla, Maggie, and Aly: we stand in solidarity with you & every survivor who has spoken out against their abuser & the systems that perpetuate violence. Your courage and strength are a beacon of hope, light, and inspiration. 💚💙…oN
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While Alaska tackles its backlog of kits, a program has been created to make processing even faster. #endthebacklog
If you’ve had PTSD triggers from wearing a mask, you’re not alone. Read this survivor's story in overcoming this personal hurdle.
By sharing her story, this New Mexico domestic violence survivor hopes to give others courage to come forward with theirs.
🙌 for justice served in Mobile County,
20 years ago today, the events of 9/11 shook our nation. On this day we honor all those who died and who were first responders during the attacks. We will never forget. ❤️
“I am hopeful that a member of the public will be able to help us track down Ian Thomas Cleary wherever he is in the world so that law enforcement can make an arrest and bring him to justice.”
Seeing domestic violence happen can be scary and leaves many of us wondering how we can help. Considering your safety, as well as that of the person experiencing harm, is important if you see domestic violence happening. Learn more:…
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Today, advocates across the country are participating in our #DVCounts survey day. This count of survivors seeking domestic violence services across the country helps us spotlight their needs and bring their stories to lawmakers. Learn more:
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Survivors are also at risk. During #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek, help inform your friends and followers about the risk factors and signs of someone struggling. 💚
It can be difficult to remember or look up crisis numbers when you're, well, in a crisis. Saving these numbers in your phone can help save a life - including yours. Find a list of crisis numbers at #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek #NSPW #NSPW21
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Today is #NativeWomensEqualPay Day. Join NNEDV, @EqualPay2dayOrg, and our partners for a social media storm at 11:00 PT / 2:00 ET to demand more for Native women (including Native survivors of domestic violence) at work, at home, in society, and at the ballot box.
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Our Anti-Trafficking Program gives survivors the chance to speak to compassionate and expert case managers who links human trafficking survivors to resources they need to find hope and safety. Call us at 1-800-621-HOPE…
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"It was severe betrayal": Military has failed to address #domesticviolence, survivors say…
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Bystander Intervention (n): When a bystander, a third party, takes action to intervene in an act of violence or the acts leading up to the violence. It takes a community to change a culture, & BI is a path towards a culture that centers prevention & survivors.
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Join us in taking time to remember those affected by suicide and spread the word about actions each one of us can take to prevent suicide, promote healing, and provide hope. If you or someone you know is in crisis, you are not alone; help is available💚#SuicidePreventionWeekkm
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By learning the warning signs, we can all help #StopSuicide. If you see warning signs, please seek help right away. In an emergency: 9-1-1 @JOCOMNH Crisis Line: 913-268-0156 @800273TALK: 1-800-273-TALK #SuicidePreventionWeek #SuicidePreventionMonth #SuicidePrevention
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Financial support is a big deal for women leaving abusive relationships. This article provides helpful information for survivors and loved ones during this vulnerable time.
How long does it take forensics experts to analyze one kit? The answer is 8 to 16 hours. Read more about the process here:
Alabama is addressing its backlog, and it’s resulted in 10 criminal charges since they’ve started. 👏
A harmful past doesn’t have to rule your present. Remember that help is available, and to reach out for the support you need.
This is why testing ALL kits matters.
Today is a heavy day. To Texans, to women, to people everywhere fighting for reproductive justice: I stand in solidarity with you. Reproductive rights are human rights. #BansOffOurBodies 💙💚
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September is National #CampusSafetyAwareness Month and it's a great time to check out orgs working to support survivors in college, like @knowyourIX & @EndRapeOnCampus. We're thankful for their efforts to ensure student survivors have access to resources, safety, and justice. 💜e
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Feeling connected in your community is a protective factor against the risk of perpetrating sexual violence. Listen to this episode of Resource on the Go to learn how to measure this in your prevention work.
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Ready to talk? Join us this week for one of our daily peer support groups for male survivors. To learn more, or join a group, visit
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Reproductive justice is imperative for survivors of sexual assault. Bans like the one in Texas hurt survivors' ability to regain control over their bodies. Read more about links between reproductive justice & anti-sexual violence work. #BansOffOurBodies…
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"This discrepancy is due to pandemic-related changes in how third-party witnesses, law enforcement & victims respond to #domesticviolence. These changes, compounded by strained social services, have led to a systemic failure to protect victims."
Looking for a way to help our work to end the backlog and support survivors? 100% of the proceeds from every sale of this super comfy tank does just that!
“We want to make sure this backlog is being addressed and see if there’s anything we can do legislatively to support and protect victims of these terrible crimes.” #endthebacklog
On #selfcaresunday, let’s remember Simone Biles courageous step back for self-care.
One California child abuse survivor is turning her tragedy into triumph by rescuing animals from abuse and neglect. ♡♡♡
Curious where your state stands on rape kit laws and the backlog? @ENDTHEBACKLOG has an interactive map that can answer your questions. #endthebacklog
Accountability matters. That’s why we never gave up in Massachusetts. Huge shout out to our team & everyone in MA who fought hard to ensure justice for survivors. #endthebacklog
ICYMI: 3 of the US men’s Olympic fencers took a stand for sexual assault victims. #supportsurvivors #believesurvivors
COVID-19 has magnified the challenges that domestic violence survivors face every day. With cases increasing in parts of the country, local programs are once again struggling to meet survivors' urgent needs. Learn more in our 15th annual #DVCounts Report:
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