When we hear the term sexual assault, most of us think of rape by a stranger. The reality is that about 2/3 of assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. Sexual assault isn’t just limited to rape, either—it includes child abuse, sexual harassment, teen relationship violence, date rape and domestic violence. Every 107 … Continue reading Time to Act: Prevent Sexual Assaults
Domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and battering are all different names for the same alarmingly widespread social problem. It affects more people than you think—one in every four people experience abuse—and what we see in the media isn’t the whole picture. Recently we’ve seen domestic violence news about high-profile celebrities, framed in a typical manner: … Continue reading Not Just a “Family Matter” – Domestic Violence in the U.S.
We have a great crew here at JustGive and many of our team members have been working here for over 5 years. Today, we said a bittersweet farewell to Kelly, who has worked at JustGive for 7 years. In those 7 years, Kelly has worked or helped out in pretty much every area of the … Continue reading A fond adieu to Kelly after 7 years at JustGive
I once met a woman whose husband emotionally and physically abused her for nearly ten years. When he eventually tried to kill her, her 5-year-old son saved her life. People who haven’t experienced domestic violence may shake their heads in disbelief at this story. How did it get that far? Why didn’t she leave? If … Continue reading Domestic Violence: It’s everyone’s business
As a woman, it’s hard to grow up without exposure to sexual violence of some kind. While I was lucky to get out of my early childhood unscathed, I experienced sexual harassment from several peers beginning in middle school, and was involved in a verbally abusive relationship in high school, which led to choosing a … Continue reading Talk early, talk often: Teach your children to avoid sexual assault