Catcalls, sexist comments, flashing, groping, stalking, and assault in public spaces.... Gender-based street harassment impacts all women and many men, especially in the LGBQT community, worldwide. It makes us feel less safe, it restricts where we go. IT MUST END. Join us April 12-18, 2015, as we rally, march, and hold workshops, tweet chats, wheatpasting and chalkwalks to bring attention to this problem & engage our communities in solutions.
~~Join an ONLINE day of action for the 4th annual International Day Against Victim-Blaming, commemorating and continuing the amazing ongoing international actions against sexual violence and victim-blaming. Start conversations, post pictures, offer support, make a statement, share a resource. Speak out against the intersections of discrimination and shaming that survivors face as women who were 'asking for it', people who were drunk, as trans* people and queers, as sex workers, as prisoners, as migrants, as people of colour, as people living with disabilities, as men, as children, etc. Victim-blaming comes in all shapes and forms and we need to fight back against all of it to support survivors in our communities. Take up space on April 3rd to fight for the right to live free of sexual violence and victim-blaming. Because survivors deserve our support not our scrutiny. #IDAVB #EndVictimBlaming
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on November 20, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia (the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people) and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman who is a graphic designer, columnist, and activist,to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on November 20, and it has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. TDoR has been observed in more than 20 countries.For a list of events visit http://tdor.info/category/tdor-locations/
Join us for YTH Live (hashtag #ythlive) from April 26–28, 2015 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco. YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that is advancing the health and wellness of youth, young adults, and other underserved populations. Each year, the brightest minds in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather at YTH Live to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch new collaborations. Over 600 intergenerational attendees are expected in 2015, with a global audience of more than 2,000 participating online. Come to YTH Live to find out what’s new, what’s happening right now, and what’s next in the field of youth health tech. Connect with the vibrant thinkers, makers, and do-ers in the YTH Live community and take what you learn to improve the lives of the youth you serve and support.
Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and Dallas Police Department
Internationally recognized, the Crimes Against Children Conference is the premier conference of its kind providing practical and interactive instruction to those fighting crimes against children and helping children heal.
Trust Women is more than just a conference. It’s a fast-growing movement to put the rule of law behind women’s rights through concrete action. The annual conference brings together global corporations, lawyers, and pioneers in the field of women's rights to take action and forge tangible commitments to empower women.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic, and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. Yet it is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever discovered.World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched on June 15, 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and the World Health Organization at the United Nations. The purpose of WEAAD is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older persons by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. In addition, WEAAD is in support of the United Nations International Plan of Action acknowledging the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue. WEAAD serves as a call-to-action for individuals, organizations, and communities to raise awareness about elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Maternal & Family Health Services, Victims' Intervention Program, PCADV
Join us at the Hawley Silk Mill for a fun, teen-friendly night of music, games, prizes, and (of course!) food. Along the way, we’ll talk about boyfriends, girlfriends, hooking up and staying safe. Best of all, this event is free for teens 13 and up.
Jam out to live music by Alex Ramos
Get the skinny on STDs, birth control, and getting tested
Share your thoughts on sex, consent and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”
Grab your smartphone for a Text Message Q&A with Kristen and Denise, health and relationship experts
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
This year we offer 90 institutes and workshops which address all aspects of child maltreatment including prevention, assessment, intervention and treatment with victims, perpetrators and families affected by physical, sexual and psychological abuse and neglect. Cultural considerations will also be addressed. Seminars have been designed primarily for professionals in mental health, medicine and nursing, law, law enforcement, education, prevention, research, advocacy, child protection services, and allied fields.
On April 3rd, 2011 the first SlutWalk event took place in Toronto, Canada. Inspired and influenced by powerful anti-violence efforts that came before us, SlutWalk aimed to fight against victim-blaming as a pervasive experience of sexual violence. It began in Toronto, Canada but quickly messages against victim-blaming continued to spread to cities and communities around the world. We all want to see an end to victim-blaming. We have seen amazing international collective action fighting against victim-blaming and fighting for respect and support of all survivors of sexual violence for years. In recognition of these efforts and many other ongoing actions, we marked April 3rd, 2011 as the first International Day Against Victim-Blaming.In one year the International Day Against Victim-Blaming has gained traction and although we wish this day was unnecessary, we’re thankful for all those working to end victim blaming today on the second International Day Against Victim-Blaming, April 3rd, 2013.
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