WWAV Statement In Support of Day of Action to End Violence Against WLHIV

WWAV Statement In Support of October 23rd Day of Action to End Violence Against WLHIV This month Women With A Vision, Inc. (WWAV) has stood alongside individuals, communities, and organizations across the United States in recognizing October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At the community level, we’ve worked to highlight the impact of domestic violence against women, LGBTQ … [Read more...]

Watch Deon Haywood on MHP Discussing NOPD’s Treatment of Sex Crimes

On Saturday, November 15th, 2014, Women With a Vision’s Executive Director Deon Haywood appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show to discuss a new report detailing how the New Orleans Police Department failed to properly investigate hundreds of reports of sex crimes. The new report, released last week by the city’s inspector general, found that of 1,290 sex crime “calls for service” … [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...]

From New Orleans to Nigeria: This Mother’s Day, Honor the Lives of Black Women and Girls Locally and Around the Globe

These last few weeks, activists around the globe have watched an unfolding tragedy in Nigeria: the kidnapping of more than 267 Nigerian school girls from the Government Girls Secondary School, a boarding school in the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok. The kidnapping was part of an intentional and organized campaign to close schools in northern Nigeria. Today, on Mother's Day, Women With a … [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...]