Thursday, August 20, 2009

Know Your Rights Thursday

"If you are in an abusive relationship and need to break your lease or you are facing any difficulty with your land lord, there may be rights in your state that can protect you."

You can read about your specific rights if you live in New York or D.C., otherwise please contact us with your situation and we can provide information for you.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Call for Photographs

We are looking for people to send us head shots of themselves to be used in our Annual Report (due out in October), which is basically a catalog about and the work we do. Your head shot would appear in a photo strip like the one pictured above. The strip will run through the tops of the pages of the report and there will be about 40 different faces. NO identifying information (except your face) will be published in the report.

If you are interested in sending a photo of yourself please email an image to Nina Gilbert at The picture does not need to be high quality since it will be relatively small. It could even be your Facebook photo or a cell phone pic. The picture does need to have you looking straight into the camera and preferably convey the feeling of being serious, determined, proud and strong.

Nina will send you back a model release to sign (digitally or by hand) which will let us use your photo.

Thanks to everyone who can help out!


Monday, August 17, 2009

What's New on

We are constantly updating and adding information to To stay up to date check out the What's New on this Site page. Here are some things we recently added:
  • If you live in New York, read about what to do if you need to break a lease and what your rights are as a tenant on the new Housing Laws page.
  • Learn about Marital / Partner Rape. It happens to people of all races and classes. You always have to right to say NO, even if its your boyfriend or husband.
If you are looking for information on that we do not have or you cannot find, please email your questions or suggestions to the Email Hotline.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Know Your Rights Thursday

"You have the right to take control of your own life and change it if you are not happy with the way it is."

If you need help knowing what your options are for leaving a situation that is harmful to you, please visit for info and resources.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Our Webby Award Arrived

Take a look at the awesome Webby Award that arrived at our office today. won the Webby in the Law category back in May and we are still beaming with pride. Thanks everyone who helped us get here!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Know Your Rights Thursday

"You have the right to make mistakes."

Monday, August 3, 2009

Spot Light: Office Interns

Under the direction of Legal Director, Stacey Sarver, interns Amy Durrance (front) and Tracie Palmer joined us for the summer from Georgetown Law School and UPenn Law School. Amy and Tracie helped research, update and write information for

Check out some of their contributions by reading the Marital / Partner Rape pages, Protective Orders for Stalking in Virginia and Parental Kidnapping in Pennsylvania. Find out what else is new on by visiting our What's New on this Site page.

Also joining us this summer was Angelica Sgouros from
Connecticut College. Angelica brings her expertise in social
media to and has helped us maintain this blog and engaged the domestic violence and women's rights groups on Twitter. She has also written information about Pet Safety, which will be posted on the website shortly.

We are sad to see our terrific interns return to their respective academic institutions, but we are so grateful for their contributions to

If you are interested in becoming an Intern please email me your resume and a brief summary about yourself to