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PANDEMIC EDITION: Pastors, Is Your Church Safe for Survivors of Abuse?

Guest Editor Rev. Dr. Barbara Welch talks about "Existential Shame", substance abuse, and the world of local churches Research Associate’s Note: As part of our new PANDEMIC section, we are continuing to reflect on how helping institutions, particularly the Church, can be present to meet people’s needs in a time of fear, stress, and isolation. … Continue reading PANDEMIC EDITION: Pastors, Is Your Church Safe for Survivors of Abuse?

WOMEN ARE PREY ANIMALS UNDER PATRIARCHY: Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World

The United Nations confirms what we always suspected: Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World — Read on m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5bfbf61ee4b0eb6d931142ac/amp "Geographically, Asia had the most female homicides (20,000) perpetrated by intimate partners or family members in 2017, followed by Africa (19,000), North and South America (8,000), Europe (3,000) and Oceania (300). … Continue reading WOMEN ARE PREY ANIMALS UNDER PATRIARCHY: Domestic Violence Is The Most Common Killer Of Women Around The World

Special Pandemic Guest Blogger: Grieving At Home Alone

Rev. Dr. Barbara Welch, a specialist in recovery from abuse, trauma, and addiction, discusses ways to grieve for your dead loved ones How do you engage in the public rituals of grief in a time of pandemic? when we are at our most vulnerable emotionally and physically, the additional burden of being unable to mark … Continue reading Special Pandemic Guest Blogger: Grieving At Home Alone

“Speaking Truth to Nonsense: Women are doing the “heavy lifting” in calling government to account”

Whether it’s “Moms Demand Action” or “Yes, We Code”, or the class of professional women in government we have come to know through televised events—Prosecutors, Judges, Ambassadors, Accountants, Attorneys, Assistants, Fact Witnesses, or elected officials—we are seeing everywhere that women are refusing to sit down and shut up. If anything, crises ranging from Climate Emergency … Continue reading “Speaking Truth to Nonsense: Women are doing the “heavy lifting” in calling government to account”

Court Win on Reproductive Access!

Reporting today on Nov. 7, 2019 finally contains some good news for women! A Federal Judge in NY has struck down the Trump Administration's so-called "Conscience" Law which allowed medical professionals to deny reproductive care to women on the basis of the provider's religious beliefs. “Today’s decision is an important victory against the Trump Administration’s … Continue reading Court Win on Reproductive Access!

END 🔴 Period Poverty! The MANIFESTO

Yes, you CAN do something to fight period poverty (inability to purchase menstrual products), which causes women to choose between food and hygiene, or stay home from work or school. We can change this! Sign Period Project’s Manifesto! https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/endperiodpoverty Nadya Okamoto founded the nonprofit Period—a youth-led “menstrual movement” dedicated to improving access to period products—when … Continue reading END 🔴 Period Poverty! The MANIFESTO