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Today, we have heard trafficking compared to domestic violence. And appropriately so, we have also heard survivors speak here today. The significant changes we have made in domestic violence were led by survivors having the courage and determination to speak out and bring attention to what was happening. 40 years ago, when victims...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and there will be events taking place throughout the state of Maine. To find one near you, click the name of the Domestic Violence Resource Center, below.
Want to stay in the loop? Be sure to check out your local resource center on Facebook. And look for MCEDV's new Facebook page on October 1st!
The Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence is saying goodbye to Executive Director Julia Colpitts, who has been at the helm of the Coalition since 2010. Colpitts has accepted a Deputy Director post with the National Network to End Domestic Violence in Washington, DC.
Years ago, we did not speak about domestic violence. It was only when survivors started sharing their stories, and our communities began talking about it that we began to change the cultural norms that let abusers act with impunity.
Recently, we have heard many stories involving celebrities accused of perpetrating domestic and sexual violence. Such high-profile cases nearly always...
It is October again, and another Domestic Violence Awareness Month has begun. Across the state there will be vigils, walks, runs, bake sales, and balloon launches. There will be speak-outs and lunch-and-learns and “Wear Purple” days at work. In short, there will be dozens of ways for Mainers to take action this month.
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This website is supported in part by Grant No. 1201-MESDVC and 1301-MESDVC awarded by the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family Violence Prevention and Services Act / Grants to State Domestic Violence Coalitions; Agreement Number CFS-11-2013A awarded by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services; and the Verizon Foundation. The information, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the aforementioned funding agencies.