Statements from Jane Doe, Inc.

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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SAAM 2021 Message

Remarks by Debra J. Robbin, JDI's Executive DirectorApril 21, 2021 at a SAAM Event hosted by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito I am honored to be here today as the Executive Director of Jane Doe Inc (JDI), as an Advocate and as a survivor of sexual assault. I want to extend...

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Stop Anti-Asian Hate by Ending White Supremacy Culture

A Statement From JDI On March 16, 2021, a white gunman in Atlanta Georgia went on a killing spree targeting members of the Asian community, killing six women and two men, and placing the blame on the victims themselves. Meanwhile too many are attempting to divorce...

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2021 White Ribbon Day Underway

When JDI hosted the first statewide Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign in 2007, we didn't know what to expect. Today, we know that YOU and thousands more across the Commonwealth have embraced the values of this campaign and your actions to help end gender-based...

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