On Thursday, March 5th more than 500 men and allies from community groups, high schools and colleges, businesses, government and the military gathered in the State House for our 8th Annual Statewide Proclamation Event. Check out the photos. Speeches will be posted soon!
This year’s theme, Reimagine Manhood, aims to engage men and boys to be part of solution in ending violence against women by shifting the norms associated with manhood to value respect, compassion and non-violence as an antidote to the abuse of power in relationships and society.
To help spread this message , Jane Doe Inc. worked with Press Pass TV to create a series of Public Service Announcements. Please share with your friends and tag: #ReimagineManhood
The Board of Directors of Jane Doe Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Debra J. Robbin, Ed.M., as the new Executive Director of the Coalition. Since joining Jane Doe Inc. in 2002, Debra has provided leadership for the Coalition's advocacy, education and prevention efforts.
Attorney General Maura Healey will speak to the importance of civic engagement and the role of advocates and survivors in the policy making process at JDI's Annual Legislative Advocacy and Awareness Day. Sexual and domestic violence advocates from across Massachusetts will gather to shine a light on the needs and services for victims, survivors and their families. JDI’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2016 aims to fill gaps in services so that all victims in every part of the Commonwealth have access to quality, timely and culturally appropriate responses and services.
While not the typical topic of conversation for those of us working in the sexual and domestic violence fields, we have been talking about the NFL almost non-stop since the news first broke about Ray Rice's assault of his then fiance now wife Janay Palmer Rice. Sexual and domestic violence are not specific to the NFL or its players, and the events of recent months offer profound teachable moments for those who work in the field and for each and every one of us.
Check out the hashtags #WhyIStayed, #WhyILeft, and #HowIHelped for a sampling of the brave and courageous stories of survivors and those who have helped them in their journey to safety and justice.
Join us on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8 AM when we present the Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award to Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. "As a society we must do everything in our power to stem the tragic tide of intimate partner violenceand sexual violence,” said Speaker DeLeo. Read the full Press Release.