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The media is a powerful player in shaping the public’s understanding of the causes, prevalence, and solutions to gender-based violence. Domestic and sexual violence, stalking, sexual harassment, human trafficking and other forms of abuse thrive on silence. In turn, engaging the media and advocating for thorough and accurate reporting is a critical function at the Coalition. JDI’s reputation as a solid source for commentary and analysis results in frequent contact and a strong relationship with the media.  We also connect the media with local programs for on the ground perspectives and expertise.

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Revenge porn ban clears Mass. house unanimously

Supporters have been pressing policymakers for years to crack down on revenge porn, warning that it subjects victims -- many of whom are women -- to harrowing economic and emotional damage By Bianca Beltrán and Chris Lisinski • Published January 10, 2024 • Updated...

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House Adopts Revenge Porn, Survivor Protection Bill

Coercive Control, Sexting Also Addressed in Legislation By Chris Lisinski, State House News Service STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 10, 2024....For the second straight legislative term, the House unanimously approved legislation Wednesday aimed at closing a "loophole" that...

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Report: Domestic violence murder rate up 55%

By Christian M. Wade BOSTON — Yajaira Suarez was shot to death in 2022, allegedly by her former husband, Jesse Mitchell, before he killed himself in their Lynn home. Authorities said the couple were going through a divorce and fighting for custody of their children....

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