October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Wear Purple!

October is #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth. Wear purple -- the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month -- during the month of October and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you. Take a picture of yourself and post to facebook or twitter using the hashtag #WWAVAgainstDV to show support for survivors of DV/IPV, and WWAV will put it in our collection … [Read more...]

Join Us Saturday, March 28th for Women’s Wellness Day!

WWAV is excited to be part of this day for Women's Wellness. Stop through on Saturday, March 28th to talk with Rebecca Atkinson about building Health Relationships, and check out the other great workshops, activities and screening opportunities! … [Read more...]

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month!

More than 1 in 10 teens who have been on a date have also been physically abused by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness and protect teens from violence. You can make a difference: Encourage schools, community-based organizations, parents, and teens to come together to prevent teen dating violence. How can … [Read more...]

BreakOUT! and WWAV Present: Real Sex Week!

Women With a Vision is excited to co-sponsor BreakOUT's monthly H.A.R.T. Program event this month, which will focus on celebrating and educating LGBTQ youth of color around sex and sexual health! Join BreakOUT! at their offices this week for conversation, coffee, cocoa, and good energy and games around sex! Each event centers around a different component at the intersection of sex and … [Read more...]

WWAV To Hold Focus Groups for LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence

Women With a Vision is holding focus groups to hear from LGBTQ residents of Orleans Parish who have experienced domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Why should I participate in the focus group? WWAV wants to know what your needs are when it comes to services and if you’ve been able to access services and how you use those services. Your voice and concerns and … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Facts about Stalking for National Stalking Awareness Month

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, and this month Women With A Vision is launching our new program focusing on Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Dating Violence, specifically aimed at African-American women and LGBTQ survivors. This year is the 10th anniversary of Stalking Awareness month, and we wanted to leave you with a few facts: Stalking is a crime in all 50 States including … [Read more...]

Ashley Bernal Joins WWAV as our NEW Domestic Violence Program Coordinator!

This Fall, WWAV announced that 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, with the support of the Office on Violence Against Women.  We are now THRILLED to introduce you to the program coordinator, Ms. Ashley M. Bernal, MA. Ashley is a life-long resident of New Orleans. She has … [Read more...]