Friday, May 29, 2009

Check Us Out on Hey Brooklyn!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Know Your Rights Thursday

"You have the right to say NO to any sexual acts you don't want to do."

To read more about Sexual Assault visit

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Know Your Rights Thursday

"You have the right to request temporary custody of your children when you file for a restraining order against the abuser at the courthouse."

To read more about how restraining orders can help you visit

Friday, May 15, 2009

Eileen Fisher: Celebrating Women

Eileen Fisher, who gave their support to for our new Email Hotline Technology, which makes it safer for people to contact us, has made 2 terrific videos celebrating women which we wanted to share.



The videos are calming, inspirational and show the power of women.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Know Your Rights Thursday

"If your ex-partner takes you to court and requests visitation of your child and you are fearful for the child's safety, you have the right to ask for supervised visitation from the court."*

*An agency or trusted relative/friend may be able to supervise visits between your child and ex-partner. Supervised visitation is granted by the court for varying reasons depending on what state you are in, and will most likely last for a set amount of time.

To read more about custody and visitation in your state on click here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"That will be $1800, please"

If someone broke into your home you would probably expect the police to do an investigation. You would probably not expect the police to ask for personal payment for this investigation, but that is exactly what is happening to sexual assault victims in Texas, and other parts of the country (previously Alaska and North Carolina). Victims are being asked to pay for their own rape kits, which can cost up to $1800 .

The Vancouver Sun reports, "Texan women have to hand over a credit card before their investigation can commence - or face debt collectors afterwards."

Hopefully the uproar from the media will pressure Texas to reverse this practice the same way it did in Alaska and North Carolina.

You can read more about this issue here, here or here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Know Your Rights Thursday

"You have the right to feel safe in your home."

If you don't feel safe, you have the right to seek help. Read more on our Staying Safe page.

Prostitution and Domestic Violence recently posted new information to the website about prostitution, and some people asked, "What does prostitution have to do with domestic violence?"

This is an excerpt from a New York Times article called, "Girls on Our Streets" by Nicholas D. Kristof.

“If you don’t earn enough money, you get beat,” said Jasmine, an African-American who has turned her life around with the help of Covenant House, an organization that works with children on the street. “If you say something you’re not supposed to, you get beat. If you stay too long with a customer, you get beat. And if you try to leave the pimp, you get beat.”

Read more about this issue at

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mention in Glamour Mag

From the May 2009 Glamour issue.