Photos from WWAV’s Clothesline Project with Xavier University!

Check out photos below from WWAV's Clotheline Project Collaboration with Xavier University for Domestic Violence Awareness Month! As we mentioned in our press release, The Clothesline Project (CLP) is a program started on Cape Cod, MA, in 1990 to address the issue of violence against women. It is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a … [Read more...]

WWAV Partners with Xavier University in Clothesline Project for DV Month

Women With a Vision has partnered with Xavier University this October to celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Tuesday, October 21st, Women With a Vision's Gender-Based Violence Program Coordinator, Rebecca Atkinson, will be a speaker for a domestic violence seminar at Xavier University. As part of Xavier's Annual Wellness Week, the university is hosting the seminar (entitled "Taking a … [Read more...]

The Silences We Share: A Conversation on Domestic Violence in the Black Community

Women With a Vision, Inc. is launching Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a community dialogue for the Black community. Intimate partner violence and child abuse stories have been filling the media this fall. But what does domestic violence look like, and how do we break the silence about it in the Black community? In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, WWAV is hosting a Black … [Read more...]

Blog: On Black Women and Domestic Violence: An Open Letter to Janay Rice

Women With a Vision’s Gender-Based Violence Coordinator, Rebecca Atkinson, wrote an Open Letter to Janay Rice, the wife of former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice. Janay's story came to national attention earlier this month with the release of a video of Ray Rice abusing her in an elevator, igniting a national conversation and media fire-storm about domestic violence in the U.S. Read and share … [Read more...]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. In the United States, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men have been raped in their lifetime and nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced other forms of sexual violence at some point in their lives. Even with the known statistics, sexual assaults remains one of the most underreported crimes in the … [Read more...]

WWAV to Host Social Mixer and Story Circle for Transgender Women, Part of New Emerge Project!

Announcing: GIRLS WITH A PEARL Girls With a Pearl is a bimonthly social mixer and safe space for transgender women. Join WWAV for conversation, dinner, and story sharing as we mix it up to talk about how to be healthy in our relationships. Why Girls With a Pearl? "The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes of pearls occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been … [Read more...]

Office on Violence Against Women Supports Launch of a New WWAV Program on Domestic Violence

WWAV is thrilled to announce that, with the support of the Office on Violence Against Women, we will be launching a new program on domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking for African American women and LBTQ women in New Orleans.  Through this program, we will raise awareness and address stigma surrounding violence against African American women, provide twice monthly … [Read more...]

Deon Haywood on MHP: Race, Gender and the Harm of the Criminal Justice System

On Sunday, September 29, 2013, WWAV’s Executive Director, Deon Haywood, joined Ari Melber, co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle;” Seema Iyer, Legal Contributor at Arise News; and Faith Gay, Attorney for Marissa Alexander, on the Melissa Harris-Perry show. This panel was brought together around two important issues affecting women’s incarceration: first, the announcement of a New York initiative to … [Read more...]

August 1st – A Safe Space for Black Women Survivors

On Thursday August 1st, WWAV continues our summer Community Voices Project series with "When Violence Hits Home: A Safe Space for Black Women Survivors."  If you are a black woman who has survived or is currently experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or other forms of harassment, this is a safe space for you to share your story and get support. Refreshments, childcare and … [Read more...]

WWAV Launches the Community Voices Project

The women and LGBTQ people that WWAV supports continue to bear the scars of the war on drugs, mass incarceration, systemic poverty, HIV/AIDS and domestic violence. This summer, WWAV is bringing together community members to discuss the social justice and structural health issues that affect women and the LGBTQ community in the city most. Download a copy of the flyer here. July 25th: Never … [Read more...]