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West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

SAFETY ALERT: If you are in danger, please use a safer computer, or call 911, your local hotline, or the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence is a statewide network of community-based domestic violence programs and statewide office working to end personal and institutional violence in the lives of women, children and men. WVCADV works to transform social, cultural, and political attitudes in ways that promote values of respect, mutuality, accountability and non-violence through: Public Awareness Policy Development Community Organizing Training & Technical Assistance Advocacy Collaborative Projects
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Survivors are navigating the pandemic, economic hardship, and domestic violence simultaneously. Local victim services agencies are there to help – but they too are facing the consequences of the economic downturn. The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the largest source of federal funding for domestic and sexual violence services in the country, has faced dangerous cuts over the last few years and is facing even more catastrophic cuts now.

Now is the time to save VOCA! Urge your Members of Congress to act now to support the VOCA Fix, which will restore victim services funding and ensure survivors in crisis have the help they need:

https://nnedv.org/take_action/urge-congress-fix-voca-now/
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
WVCADV is committed to supporting and standing in solidarity with the LGBTQ community throughout the year! #CelebratingDiversity
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Shout out to Branches Domestic Violence Shelter on their Book Club Social Justice Initiative. Reading is the best way to learn more about LGBTQ+ history. The Gay Revolution is a great start to expanding your knowledge. What are some other LGBTQ resources that we can add to the resource list?
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
As Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month came to an end, the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence will continue to celebrate throughout the year the significance of Asian American and Pacific Islander contributions in our country. The month of May was chosen to celebrate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843. The other historical landmark is the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad. The completion of this railroad was made possible by the intense labor of Chinese immigrants.

These profound experiences and contributions of Asian Americans are often overlooked, disregarded and minimized. For this reason, learning about the history of different cultures is paramount as we strive to enhance our understanding of cultural accountability and awareness.

Acknowledging the positive attributes of this community is especially important, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the increase in hate crimes against the AAPI community. Their community continues to be impacted by violent racist attacks. This backlash is the directly the result of the AAPI community being scapegoated, blamed and ridiculed for the insurgence of the pandemic. The discriminatory actions demonstrates the inequities that exist within marginalized communities and racism that persists across the nation.

So what is the next step? Awareness of cultural diversity is a priority every month. To enhance our knowledge of the Asian culture, we will prioritize these recommendations:

- Educate yourself and others
- Read Asian Literature/books
- Watch AAPI movies, documentaries and shows

We are dedicated to nurturing diversity through our ongoing commitment in recognizing the value and uniqueness of every person. We will not emphasize tolerance since we believe the true sense of cultural competence is embedded in the meaning of inclusion and acceptance.

No More “Speechless” Celebrity Campaign

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NO MORE is a unifying symbol and movement to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice and major corporations, NO MORE is supported by hundreds of national and local groups and by thousands of individuals, organizations, universities, and communities who are using its signature blue symbol to increase visibility for domestic violence and sexual assault.