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JDI makes global connection to end violence against women


In June 2013, JDI's Policy Director Maureen Gallagher traveled to Egypt as a Fellow through Hands Along the Nile (HANDS).  She reflected on the activism to end women’s oppression and advance women’s rights.

Click here to read more and see Maureen's photos.


In October 2012, JDI welcomed a delegation from Pakistan through World Boston.  The exchange was lively, enlightening and memorable.

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"Educating our communities and elected officials about the needs of survivors in our local cities and towns requires year round focus. JDI is our pathway to informing and influencing the state and national agenda to end sexual and domestic violence." ~ Karen Cavanaugh, JDI board member and Executive Director of Womanshelter/Companeras, pictured here with a JDI delegation meeting with Congressman Niki Tsongas

What's Happening

The better question is "what's not happening at JDI?"  From policy work to meeting football fans at our info table at Patriot's Training Camp, we are continously advocating for the rights and safety of everyone in the Commonwealth and across the country.  Here's a quick update on current activities.   Visit our photo gallery too!

Check out events sponsored by JDI Member Programs and our allies on our "Calendar of Events."


JDI Presents Visionary Voice Award to Meg Stone


Jane Doe Inc., the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, is presenting the 2016 National Sexual Violence Resource Center Visionary Voice in Sexual Violence Prevention Award to Meg Stone. In typical Meg style the award presentation will include a demonstration of IMPACT programs for teens with and without disabilities.  All are welcome.
Celebrate with us!
Monday May 2nd, 4:00 PM
Boston Public Schools Bolling Building
2300 Washington Street, Dudley Square, Boston
Parking Garage across from the event and ample street parking.

Accessible by MBTA Silver Line & Buses


To RSVP, please click here.


JDI to honor Verizon with the Kelly Timilty Advocate for Justice Award

May 5, 2016

Verizon is being honored for their years-long commitment to supporting survivors of abuse and efforts to prevent and end sexual and domestic violence.

We hope you will join us to lend your support and help make our communities safer today and for future generations.
Click here to learn about sponsorship and tickets.




Jane Doe Inc. (JDI) stood with Attorney General Maura Healey and others as Mr. Kraft announced gifts to support a handful of initiatives to address sexual and domestic violence in the Commonwealth, including new and exciting work here at JDI.

The multi-year grant to JDI will support the establishment of our new Institute for Safety and Justice, a comprehensive training and community building initiative for the Coalition's member programs and others in the field working to support survivors of sexual and domestic violence.  Through the Institute for Safety and Justice and other work undertaken with this grant, JDI will assist JDI members and others to continue to be responsive as our work evolves to meet the emerging needs of all survivors.  

You can read more about this gift and our plans along with news about other initiatives announced today. 

A huge thank you to Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for investing in a range of initiatives - from direct service to community building and prevention.  


Jane Doe Inc.'s Annual Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign is always celebrated on the first Thursday in March - so mark your calendars now for Thursday, March 3, 2016.  

The 9th Annual Campaign was launched on December 8, 2105.  Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined JDI to kick-off the 9th annual WRD Campaign. Read the 2016 Campaign Launch Press Release for more details about this year's Campaign.J  DI s thrilled to announce the Chairpersons for the 2016 White Ribbon Day Campaign:

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian
Founder of HoodFit and MassHousing Director of Public Safety Thaddeus Miles

A traveling exhibit created by Jane Doe Inc. entitled “Displays of Character: Men Reimagining Manhood” features 13 men from all walks of life who have been active White Ribbon Day Ambassadors in Massachusetts. The exhibit, made possible with funding from Verizon Wireless HopeLine and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the creative services of VDA Productions of Marc Beaulieu Photography, will be shown across the Commonwealth to inspire other men and boys to take the pledge, wear the white ribbon and make a difference in promoting and creating safe relationships and communities.


This year’s White Ribbon Day Campaign theme is #Reimaginemanhood.  It asks men what kind of legacy they want to leave.  By fostering a positive image of manhood and masculinity, we believe we can prevent and end domestic and sexual violence.  Check out the Public Service Announcement we created with Press Pass TV.

Find out how you can get involved and be part of the solution!


Jane Doe Inc. in collaboration with our member program The Network/La Red has created the "I Want A World...Massachusetts" campaign to address sexual and domestic violence in the LGBQ/T (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender) communities.

What kind of world do you envision?

Share your vision through video, art, music, and poetry.  Go to the campaign website at http://iwantaworld.janedoe.org.  Look for the #IWantAWorld on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.  Help spread the word.  Join the conversation and help us shape a world free of sexual and domestic violence for everyone!



2015 Kelly Timilty "It's Your Business Breakfast" - May 7th - Honoring Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo
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