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“This law is an important step forward... It doesn’t solve the issue. But it does give revenge porn survivors in Maine some recourse, and hopefully will serve as a deterrent to people who are considering using this tactic.”
“For too long, LGBTQ victims have been pushed to the margins, both of our culture and of our response to abuse,” says MCEDV Executive Director Julia Colpitts. “The work to ensure safety and equality for LGBTQ people is not complete. However, that work can now continue with stronger footing, on firmer ground than ever before.”
For the ninth consecutive year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted its annual National Census of Domestic Violence Services on September 10, 2014 and today released their analysis of that data in the report: Domestic Violence Counts: A 24-hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services.... To view the summary of Maine's census data, click ...
There is much to say about the program, and the ways in which it will benefit our work to end domestic violence in Maine. All of that, however, must take a back seat while we acknowledge the deaths of nine African American people in Charleston, South Carolina, killed at the hands of a white man in a hate crime. Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the victims, to their loved ones, and to the...
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