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In Case You Missed It, We’re Complicit: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 16th, 2017 by Lisa Kim, FUTURES Senior Program Specialist
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Perpetrators of sexual harassment do not act in a vacuum. Harvey Weinstein certainly did not commit his decades of sexual harassment in covert isolation. It was an “open secret” for many in and outside of the industry.

Consider the co-workers who aid and abet by laughing at inappropriate sexual jokes, the board that looks the other way when rumors surface, and the human resources staff who fails to take action.

This complicit workplace culture cocoons the perpetrator and incubates the degradation and violation of women.

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Reclaiming Control: Healing Sex-Trafficking Survivors Through Dance

October 11th, 2017 by Sophia Kruz, FUTURES guest blogger
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Today is the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl Child. In honor of this occasion, I’d like to tell you about the work of a courageous and inspiring woman: Sohini Chakraborty. Sohini lives in Kolkata, India, where she has pioneered a form of dance therapy to heal child survivors of sex trafficking, domestic abuse, and labor exploitation.…

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3 Things I Learned at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

October 10th, 2017 by Jasmine Manalo, FUTURES intern
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Thirteen preconference institutes, 200 workshops, 4 plenaries, 2 keynotes, and 400+ speakers later, the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence is done! Thank you to all who attended, and we hope to see you again in 2019.

The goal of the 8th Biennial NCHDV was to advance the field of health care’s response to domestic violence. Though the conference did just that, it seemed that today’s political environment influenced the ongoing theme of this year’s event. The conference challenged issues of racism and the policies and attitudes that are detrimental to the health of our communities. Here are a few things I learned:…

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When Will It End? Domestic Violence, Guns, and Women

October 2nd, 2017 by Marsha Robertson, FUTURES' Director of Communications
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Although the shocking facts of the Las Vegas mass shooting are almost too much to fathom, there’s a sad reality that is almost certain to follow.

Despite the public outcry and media frenzy that has tracked the infamous shootings in Sandy Hook, Aurora, and Orlando, high-profile shootings don’t appear to lead to more support for gun control (Pew Research).…

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Our Big Little Night with Nicole Kidman

September 19th, 2017 by Esta Soler, FUTURES' Founder & President
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It was indeed a Big Little Night – as we gathered with an award-winning actress and a top national journalist, politicians, tech leaders, donors, colleagues as well as domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. A celebration of Nicole Kidman and her role in developing, executive producing, and co-starring in the HBO series Big Little Lies, it was also a gathering of our community to amplify the voices of survivors and commit ourselves to a future without violence.…

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