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Lessons Learned from Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Trial

So many lessons from the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial. Here's the top ones on JDI's list:   #1 We need more education about the dynamics of intimate partner violence and how to distinguish between unhealthy and toxic relationships and behaviors and the abuse of...

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JDI applauds action on image based sexual assault

May 25, 2022 Statement made by Hema Sarang-Sieminski, JDI Policy Director   JDI commends the MA Legislature for its thoughtful and survivor-centered approach during today’s House Ways and Means Committee Meeting to address the far too common experience of image based...

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Abortion Rights Are Survivors’ Rights

On Tuesday, we all learned that the anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision set to rollback reproductive rights, abortion access specifically, was in fact likely to happen during this session. With no regard for the needs of sexual assault and rape survivors, those...

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SAAM History, Prevention, Advocacy, and You!

April is here and that means it's time to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Started in 2001, this nationally recognized event has roots dating back centuries. Black women and women of color championed those early efforts and continue to provide the...

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Show Love to Incarcerated Women

S2030, An Act establishing a jail and prison construction moratorium, was reported favorably out of Committee! This bill would create a 5-year pause on the building of new prisons and jails in Massachusetts.   Tell your legislator to vote YES on this common sense...

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DVAM 2021: No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice

October is Domestic Violence Awareness + Action Month Individually and collectively we can take steps to support survivors and prevent domestic violence.  Check out the calendar of DVAM events in Massachusetts:      Here are 3 ways you...

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