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May Day: Honoring Our Workers

Today marks May Day—or International Workers Day—sparked in 1886 by …

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How Congress Can Prevent Sexual Violence and Cyberbullying Among K-12 Girls

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, FUTURES co-hosted a …

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Bill O’Reilly’s Locker Room

We all know that “locker room talk” is not only …

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What “Big Little Lies” Got Right About Domestic Violence

I was impressed, and maybe a little surprised, to see …

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#KeepMeSafe

“This will always be the story of my freshman year,

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Advice from a Survivor: Asking for Help

Help is something that’s hard to ask for. It’s not …

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Don’t let health bill harm domestic violence victims

This piece was originally distributed by Tribune News Service and
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Uber Isn’t Unique When It Comes to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Shock, dismay, anger – my social media was buzzing about …

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This is What Youth Activism Looks Like

If there is one thing that every kid in America …

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Take 2 Minutes to Help Prevent Sexual Assault in Schools

UPDATE: This campaign has now ended. Thank you for your

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5 Signs of a Healthy Teen Relationship

You’d be hard pressed to find a teen who isn’t …

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The Local Fight to End Human Trafficking

Before FUTURES, I worked in a legal services office in …

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Pink Hats and a Teachable Moment

“Why is everyone wearing a pink hat?” the woman asked …

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Thankful for the Heroines Who Are Gone but Not Forgotten

On the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, we remember and honor four women who fought for social justice.
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FUTURES Has a New Resource That May Work For You!

When I first met Ari, we were freshman in college- …

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Celebrate VAWA’s 22 Years of Empowering Women with Esta Soler’s Inspiring TED Talk

This week marks the 22nd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation that has drastically changed how society views domestic, sexual, and family violence. Previous to this shift in culture, most legislators thought of the issue of …

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What I learned from leading a girls empowerment group in Zambia

I was a community development volunteer in rural Zambia for …

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Reshma Quereshi: A Powerful Advocate of New York Fashion Week

Reshma Bano Qureshi, a teenager from India, walked for a …

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If You Think Child Marriage Doesn’t Exist in the US, Think Again.

Each year, 15 million girls are married before the age …

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How Pets are Caught in the Crossfire of Domestic Violence

For the last 3 months, I have been on an …

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Tackling Workplace Violence: A Recap of our #SaferAtWork Convening

“You are an unmarried 28-year-old woman with one child, age …

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Do the Work: Audrie & Daisy and Unlearning Toxic Masculinity

Originally published on Medium. Dara Khan lives, works and writes

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SF Giants Team Up With Us to Shine a Light on High School Sexual Assault

This Friday, September 23, don’t miss the premiere of a

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5 Reasons Why Women’s Equality Benefits Everyone

This year we celebrate Women’s Equality Day and come together …

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8 #RelationshipGoals You Should Really Want

    An S.O. who lifts you up and reminds you how
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National Campus Leadership Institute: A Student’s Perspective

Several months ago, I received an email inviting me to …

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Reflections On the United State of Women Summit

FUTURES’ Program Specialist for Policy and Communications, Wendy Gutierrez reflects on the first United State of Women Summit, convened by The White House.
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Did You Know That Pakistan’s Islamic Council Wants To Legalize Domestic Violence?

The global community was recently outraged by legislation passed in …

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How Being a Father Against Violence Makes You a #TrueDude

Sixteen years ago, I stepped into a role that I …

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An Alarm Bell is Ringing

When I last checked the Internet, the now-famous letter from

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Guest Blogger: The Trek for Water: How Scarcity Impacts Girls in Impoverished Regions

Elizabeth, many girls and women often travel in darkness to water sources so they can return before sunrise. During this time, they are more susceptible to violence and sexual assault. In Zambia and other countries, girls know there is a risk of rape every time they leave their homes to fetch water. But neglecting their water collecting duties, or waiting until a safer hour of the day, are not choices these women are allowed to make.
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Who is really paying for a $10.00 manicure?

FUTURES's General Counsel, Linda A. Seabrook comments on the recent revelations of the mistreatment of manicurists in major urban centers. She highlights how the Workplaces Respond initiative can help create safe and resilient workplaces for manicurists, as well as for all low-wage and tipped workers.
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Paving the way for change on Worker’s Memorial Day

FUTURES Staff Attorney Aaron Polkey discusses the importance of creating safe workplaces on Worker's Memorial Day and beyond.
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Sexual assault can happen in relationships, too.

FUTURES Health Program Director Anna Marjavi and La Clínica del Pueblo highlight the fact that even women in long-term relationships can be vulnerable to sexual abuse.
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Speaking out against sexual assault through Mudderella!

Former FUTURES intern and college sexual assault prevention advocate Juliette Verrengia writes about her experience participating in Mudderella!
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When it comes to ending college sexual assault, we ALL need to be leaders

FUTURES Intern Elizabeth Wilmering reflects on her about her experience visiting the White House with other campus leaders to discuss the prevention of college sexual assault.
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We need YOUR help to win a Webby!

Our That's Not Cool website aimed at ending teen dating violence is up for a 2016 Webby Award! Vote today to help us win.
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Why we need to empower every girl across the globe

FUTURES' Senior International Policy Advocate Leila Milani explains why the the newly-released U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls is so critical to ending gender-based violence worldwide.
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Why I Participate in Mudderella

Guest blogger Cindy Knight talks about her experience participating in Mudderella and what the cause means to her.
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What International Women’s Day Means to Me

Guest blogger and McCain Institute Fellow Francine Nabintu from the Democratic Republic of the Congo writes about what International Women's Day means to her.
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What Domestic Violence Survivors Need to Know About Affordable Health Care

Guest blogger Lena O’Rourke outlines steps survivors need to take to get access to affordable health care coverage ANY TIME during the year.
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Oscars Shed Light on Sexual Abuse and Violence

FUTURES Director of Communications Marsha Robertson says her favorite moments from the 88th Academy Awards are also the ones that shine a light on gender-based violence.
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Putting the Heat on the NFL During Super Bowl 50

This Super Bowl 50, we're putting the heat on the NFL with our new #BeAModelMan campaign with The Representation Project.
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Simple Actions You Can Take to Help End Teen Dating Violence

FUTURES' Sarah Hyde gives us some easy actions to take to promote healthy relationships during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
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Driving Awareness of Human Trafficking, At Home and Abroad

Leila Milani from the FUTURES policy team outlines the need for education and policy change to help end human trafficking.
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Underreporting tells a larger story when it comes to college sexual assault

A new study from the Bureau of Justice suggests high levels of sexual assault on college campuses, and low levels of reporting to schools and law enforcement.
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