The Jewish Reason to Protect Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking Asylum

I am SO proud of this piece. I wrote this pretty close to when the news broke of Session’s rollback of asylum protections but struggled for weeks to find a place that would publish it. Thank you so much to Jewish Women’s Archive for believing in it! Read it here. “We cannot forget domestic violence survivors at […]

The road to renewing VAWA in 7 steps (call your reps)

Finally, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been introduced for reauthorization in the House on Thursday, July 26th by Sheila Jackson Lee (D) of Texas’s 18th district. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know: . 1) There are very, very minimal changes to VAWA this time around, due to the political climate […]

Certificate: Race Equity in Practice: Learning From Impact Sites for Systems Change

On October 25th, CSAJ’s Impact Sites for Racial & Economic Equity, Enlance Communitario and Oklahoma City Artists for Justice, led a webinar to share their wisdom and approaches to addressing racial inequity for survivors. They discussed their challenges, context and concrete tools for responding to systemic bias, unequal access to resources, building community partnerships and […]

The Importance of Language and Terminology for Anti-Intimate Partner Violence Professionals and Victims.

It is easy (or perhaps, at least, easier) for those in academia to define, conceptualize, and describe intimate partner violence (IPV, also known as domestic violence (DV)). The pedagogical definition describes “physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples […]

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