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.
Looking for a special gift for a loved one? Here are four ideas for gift giving and supporting Jane Doe Inc. at the same time.
A silk necktie. A gem-studded bead. Donations in lieu of gifts. Payroll deduction.
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.
What would happen if we all embraced a new vision of manhood that allows men to be their whole selves? If manhood was equated with respect, compassion and justice?
This year’s White Ribbon Day Campaign theme is #Reimaginemanhood. By fostering a positive image of manhood and masculinity, we believe we can prevent and end domestic and sexual violence. Be part of the solution. Join us at the event or find other ways to mark the day. And don’t forget to wear your ribbon!
JOIN US FOR OUR GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION EVENT
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 1pm - State House, Boston
Special thanks to this year's sponsors: Verizon Wireless HopeLine, VDA Productions and Macy's. Funding is also provided through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
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After years of advocacy, four of JDI's top priorities were passed as part of the comprehensive domestic violence bill signed by Governor Patrick on August 8, 2014. Thanks to all the survivors who shared their stories and inspired us by their courage and strength. Thanks also to the legisature for their leadership in passing this landmark piece of legislation.
Our first annual "Know More. Do More." event was a huge success. The crowd was wowed by Eve Ensler, Tony Award winning playwright, performer and activist, author of The Vagina Monologues, and creator of One Billion Rising and V-Day, and Genki Spark, a women's Taiko drumming crew. Enjoy the Photo Gallery. A video of the night will be posted soon.