Domestic Violence Does Not Take a Holiday, and Neither Do We

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Domestic Violence Does Not Take a Holiday, and Neither Do We

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

  The winter holiday season comes packed with many traditions: decorations, gifts, loved ones, gatherings, meals, lights, movies, music. Sparkling cards fill the aisles of every store, depicting messages and pictures of happy families and occasions overflowing with joy and peace. However, for some families, experiencing domestic violence during the holidays is as traditional as… Continue Reading Domestic Violence Does Not Take a Holiday, and Neither Do We

Why Survivors Don’t Call the Police

Friday, December 4, 2020

Survivors of sexual and domestic violence are often asked why they “didn’t just call the police” when faced with domestic and sexual violence. The answer to this question is complicated and varies from survivor to survivor: Fear. Manipulation. Control. Shame. Blame. Judgement. Isolation. Discrimination. These barriers, compounded with institutional and historical factors and the lack… Continue Reading Why Survivors Don’t Call the Police

YWCA Annual Week Without Violence: Rallying Community Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Friday, October 11, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOPEKA – YWCA Northeast Kansas is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. For more than 20 years, the second week in October has been dedicated to a Week Without Violence. Week Without Violence is part of a global movement to end violence… Continue Reading YWCA Annual Week Without Violence: Rallying Community Support for Survivors of Domestic Violence