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The Enduring Value of Simplicity: Reflections on the FUTURES Campus Leadership Program

If someone were to ask me to pick one word to summarize my experience as a fellow in the FUTURES Campus Leadership Program, I think that I would choose the word, bittersweet. I am certain you are thinking, “How unoriginal,” and I cannot help but to agree.
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NCHDV Steering Committee: Finding Hope and Healing in the time of COVID-19

On what would have been the first day of the 9th National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence in Chicago, we asked NCHDV Steering Committee members to reflect on their work in the time of COVID-19 and what the field needs to do moving forward: "It will take time because it will take listening with tenacity and humility; it will take a return to some deeply old ways; and most of all, it will take the experience and imagination of those previously ignored and placated."
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Supporting Mothers at the Intersection of Violence & Racism

The week of April 11th-17th marks Black Maternal Health Week, a campaign that was led and founded three years ago by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance. The week serves as a time to amplify the voices of Black mamas and center the values and traditions of the reproductive and birth justice movements.
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A window into Pakistan’s journey to equality

In December of 2019 I had the honor to travel …

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For a Survivor of Stalking, Words Matter

You’ve heard it before. Someone casually mentions that they’re “stalking” …

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You’re Never Too Old to be Treated with Respect

One in ten older adults report being abused, neglected or …

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What can health providers and advocates do to alleviate anti-trans violence? What can we all do?

This week (November 13th-19th) marks Trans Awareness week, an annually recognized week to highlight issues specific to the Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (Trans/GNC) communities. It is a week that culminates on November 20th, which …

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Family Violence Prevention and Services Act: 35 Years of Progress

Only a generation ago, survivors of domestic violence had little

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Street Harassment: Lurking in the Shadows of the #MeToo Movement

I was cat-called for the first time when I was …

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Telling a more complete story about child welfare

by: Heather Gehlert
original post on Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Gabriel Fernandez. Anthony Avalos. Zymere Perkins. Those are the names that immediately come to mind when I think about how the news media cover the child welfare system. All three …

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January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

An estimated 21 million people are trafficked globally at any …

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A Year in Review: How Have Workplaces Responded to #MeToo?

As individuals committed to advancing the safety, well-being, and economic security for survivors of gender-based violence, 2018 was a roller coaster ride filled with highs and lows. From accountability for perpetrators of workplace sexual harassment, to survivors finally being heard …

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Healthy Relationships and Consent: Muslim Youth and Safety

When I was in third grade, my best friend – …

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How to Improve the Health of Survivors of Domestic Violence

Our preliminary findings from a recent project are clear: partnerships

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Unable to Leave: Economic Sabotage and Exploitation in Abusive Relationships

Inevitably, when I share with an acquaintance that I work …

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Bracelets That Link Us

Last month, Futures Without Violence put out a call for

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A Call for Empathy

As the #MeToo movement coincides with allegations of sexual violence …

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Addressing Gender-Based Violence Through the Lens of Intersectionality

When I first looked at the Futures Without Violence website, …

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Time for Solutions

In the months following the resurgence of #MeToo, and the …

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I Asked My Dad What It Was Like to Be the Father of a Rape Survivor

This is the fourth in a guest post series for

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An Open Letter to My Abusive Ex-Boyfriend

This is the third in a guest post series for

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I’m a Survivor of Abuse and This is What Dating is Like Now

This is the second in a guest post series for

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Human Trafficking: Breaking the Chain for Women

Can we have a future without violence? Is that even …

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7 Ways NOT to React When Your Friend is Raped

This is the first in a guest post series for

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New Research Offers Hope for Children We’ve Written Off for Too Long

“She’s withdrawn and doesn’t listen.”

“He’s been a discipline problem …

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#MarchForOurLives: A Watershed Moment in the Movement to End Violence

We were surrounded.

As the Millennials among the FUTURES board

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Changing Minds: Preventing and Healing Childhood Trauma

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul

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Photos Still Powerful When It Comes to Domestic Violence

The FBI had collected and shared evidence about senior White …

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The Ultimate Healthy Relationship Factor: Self-Love

As you may know, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness …

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Health Care Open Enrollment: What Survivors of Domestic Violence Should Know

Millions of people have enrolled in health insurance for 2018 …

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When Health and Domestic Violence Intersect

Futures Without Violence is proud to announce the launch of …

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Money: A Critical Component of Domestic Abuse

I’m new to America. Eight weeks ago, I left my …

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Another Step Back for the U.S. in Standing Up for Women Worldwide

In Washington D.C. on November 22, 2017, Secretary of State …

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5 Things Domestic Violence Advocates Can Do to Support Survivor Access to Health Care

Open enrollment for health coverage is happening now!

Despite all …

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From #MeToo to #HowIWillChange, Men Can Prevent Abuse

If someone asked me #HowIWillChange when I first joined FUTURES …

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Using Mainstream Media to Talk to Teens

I don’t need to tell you that mainstream media has …

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

Perpetrators of sexual harassment do not act in a vacuum. …

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

Sixteen preconference institutes, 75 workshops, 4 plenaries, 2 keynotes, and …

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

Although the shocking facts of the Las Vegas mass shooting …

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These Three Statistics About Domestic Violence & Health May Surprise You

We know that intimate-partner violence (IPV) is a leading health …

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Honoring Workers This Labor Day and Ending Sexual Violence

Sexual harassment and sexual violence occur in the workplace at …

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Murder in Charlottesville: Warning Signs Ignored…Again

For those of us who pay attention, it was no …

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Back to School: A To-Do List for Preparing Teens for Healthy Relationships

School is officially back in session, and as many of

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Immigration: We Can Balance Support with Security

While many incoming freshmen college athletes are looking ahead and …

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Five Years Since Steubenville: Five Important Lessons

Today marks five years since the highly disturbing sexual assault

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