The Ending Violence Against Native Women Training Institute provides a strong foundation for advocates and their allies to work effectively with their own programs and within a coordinated response. The Institute begins with a one day plenary session to build a shared understanding of the dynamics of violence against native women and highlights coordinated community response initiatives. The last 4 days you will attend one of the five workshops offered and closing ceremony.
A documentary expose of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as criminals by police. Questions and answers to follow the film screening.
A story of sacrifice, unity and transedence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perserverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.
Join Columbia University for a basketball tournament promoting the importance of sexual consent. Teams of 5 are needed for 3-on-3 tournaments ($25 per team, $5 per individual--to be paired with a team). All proceeds benefit NSBE. Students, administrators, and community members are welcome.
Survivors” Women’s Conference is a conference specifically for women who find themselves caught up in one or more issues faced by women and girls all over the country regardless of ethnicity, religion, or socio-economic status. It will be facilitated by women who have survived or escaped each issue.
A one-day training conference for professionals who work with sexual assault and rape victims/survivors.
Join members of the Rensselaer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and other professionals from healthcare, law enforcement, higher education, counseling/advocacy, and prosecution for a one-day conference on responding effectively to victims/survivors of sexual assault and rape.
All conference attendees will participate in aninteractive plenary session in which presenters will highlight the benefits of working as a multidisciplinary team to respond to sexual assault and rape. Attendees can then choose to attend more specific training sessions based on their discipline and
Breakfast, lunch, and refreshments are included in the cost of the training, as well as all conference materials and parking in the lot on the rear side of the Alumni House or North Lot.
A special NYC performance of Secret Survivors, a play in a series by the arts organization Ping Chong and Company that draws on interviews, writings, and conversations with survivors of child sexual abuse. The performers -- themselves survivors -- tell their powerful stories of abuse, touching on issues of societal taboo, fear, and silence. Both personally cathartic and socially aware, the play "seeks to use direct personal narrative to show that this violence is epidemic, to represent the diverse ways it occurs, and grapple with the many reasons that most survivors remain silent," says Chong.
Silence -- as evidenced by the fact that only 10 percent of cases are reported -- is one of the key barriers to child sexual abuse prevention. That is why the Ms. Foundation for Women is committed to elevating the voices of survivors whose stories break through the silence that perpetuates abuse and challenge the myths that inform public understanding, policies and programs. Community-based approaches that encourage healing and honest dialogue -- like Ping Chong's innovative play -- are the first step towards building a new movement to end child sexual abuse.
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