The presence of gender violence tells us about the presence of inequality; the extent of violence tells us about the extent of the inequality.
Originally presented as opening remarks at our 2011 National Summit, these thoughts elucidate where we are now (cultures of violence) and where we want to be (cultures of equality), where structures of patriarchy have been replaced with shared, negotiable power.
Published by Peninsula Press
“In the wake of noteworthy sexual assault allegations in the government and Hollywood, the nation is being forced to reckon with the pervasiveness of gender-based violence. But for Pacific Islanders, a population that is small in the U.S. even for a minority group, the prevalence of assault and abuse is easily overlooked by agencies that serve entire cities or counties.”
Advisory Revised Oct 2018: How Will ‘Public Charge’ Proposed Policy Changes Impact Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault?
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning to propose regulations that discard longstanding policy about the meaning and application of the “public charge” provisions of immigration law. Proposed policies will have a significant detrimental impact on survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by deterring immigrant families, including those with U.S.-citizen children, from seeking help when they need it. Safety net benefits can help victims recover and escape from abuse and play a significant role in preventing future harm.
We need policies that ensure that all workers, whether they are employees or contractors, have access to safety and justice in the workplace.
A compilation of statistics on domestic violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and help-seeking.
by Chic Dabby