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Like many holidays, Halloween can be a triggering time for survivors. This holiday also poses unique risks and barriers when it comes to preventing sexual violence. This isn’t just due to the fact that Halloween parties and gatherings may create environments with increased rates of sexual assaults and harassment, but it is also due to trauma triggers such as dark lighting, fearful screams, obscuring masks, and graphic and violent imagery that are hallmarks of this time of year.

HEART fue fundada en 2009 en Chicago por Nadiah Mohajir y Ayesha Akhtar, después de que lanzaron un taller de un día para que madres e hijas musulmanas aprendieran sobre la pubertad, el sexo y las relaciones sanas. Más información sobre HEART.

 

Diana Mancera es la directora de membresía y programas en Jane Doe, Inc. (JDI). Ella desarrolla e implementa las iniciativas de las coaliciones estatales contra la agresión sexual y la violencia doméstica para brindar apoyo a la diversa membresía estatal de la coalición y supervisa la capacitación y asistencia técnica en las áreas de prevención, seguridad tecnológica y programación.

Equidad en la salud y en el lenguaje: lecciones sobre el acceso y la justicia en el campo de trabajo

Vanessa C. Marcano-Kelly es originaria de Caracas, Venezuela. Es intérprete certificada por el poder judicial de Iowa, propietaria y lingüista principal en Caracas Language Solutions, LLC desde 2015. Conozca más sobre Vanessa en su sitio web.

Vanessa C. Marcano-Kelly is a native of Caracas, Venezuela. She is a certified court interpreter in the state of Iowa, owner and lead linguist at Caracas Language Solutions, LLC since 2015. Learn more about Vanessa on her website.

HEART was founded in 2009 in Chicago by Nadiah Mohajir and Ayesha Akhtar, after they launched a day-long workshop for Muslim mothers and daughters to learn about puberty, sex, and healthy relationships. Learn more about HEART.

 

Diana Mancera is the Director of Membership and Programs at Jane Doe, Inc. (JDI). She develops and implements the Massachusetts SA and DV State Coalition initiatives to support the Coalition’s diverse statewide membership and oversees training and technical assistance in prevention, technology safety, and programming.

At the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), we have a commitment to language access. NSVRC is a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), and we are obligated to provide meaningful language access in our services.  In addition, we have a language access plan to work towards becoming more accessible.

Yesterday’s guilty verdict in the trial of R&B singer R. Kelly is a hard-won and symbolic victory for countless Black women and girls who are survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Our thoughts are with the survivors and their families, with the hope that this conviction can be a step towards healing.