March 20, the First Day of Spring, is now the First Annual Anti-Street Harassment Day and people all over the world are planning activism and/or planning on sharing their street harassment stories that day. In Washington, DC, HollaBack DC! and Holly Kearl are organizing the first community safety audit to ever be conducted in the USA. Volunteers are needed to help with the audit.
See the website for more information, or sign up here.
Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in youth relationships and promote programs that prevent it during the month of February.
The repercussions of teen dating violence are impossible to ignore – they hurt not just the young people victimized but also their families, friends, schools and communities. Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about healthy relationships, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse. (www.teendvmonth.org)
National Association of African American Studies & Affiliates
This training program employs an interactive approach that will promote the creation of bullying-resistant school communities. The context of the training will operate in a way that fully anticipates the possibility of bullying problems, prepares the attendees to recognize and respond to problems when they occur, prepares attendees to improve management of bullying incidents, establishes criteria to reduce the number of bullying incidents, provides guidelines for better utilization of community partnerships for response to bullying problems, and works to analyze key issues and causes of bullying problems in order to formulate a viable response.
The three-part agenda will feature the following themes and concepts:
understanding the phenomenon and consequences of bullying problems,
understanding the nature and issues of bullying at our schools, and
creating a bullying-resistant school.
Registration for training program is due before May 31, 2011. More information is avaliable online.
The 6th Annual Conference on Crimes Against Women seeks to bring together all those who may respond to crimes of female victimization and arm them with the most effective, most relevant, and most up-to-date training available to battle this worldwide epidemic. Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim advocates and health care professionals will gather this year in Dallas to participate in workshops and case studies that will address all crimes in which women are targeted and help us to achieve our goal to eliminate violence against women in EVERY community.
The Power of 1: National Sex Trafficking Awareness Day
Child sex trafficking is an appalling crime that must be stopped. However, in order to put an end to an offense so massive that it literally reaches every part of our world, we must act locally. “The Power of 1” is a movement and an event, that intends provoke a revolution! Join an organization that is committed to raising awareness and abolishing child sex trafficking on January 11th, 2011 as we host a major event that you will not want to miss! If you have any interest in learning how to combat all forms of human trafficking and modern day slavery,
This date symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010.
Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.
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