Stop Family Violence - Recently Added Stop Family Violence is a national grassroots organization with a mission to organize and amplify our nation’s collective voice against domestic violence, rape, child abuse, child sex abuse, incest, sexual assault, elder abuse, dating violence, stalking, sexual trafficking and prostitution. Together we can stop family violence. en-us MA: Sexual Assault Services Slashed Earlier this month Governor Deval Patrick cut $1 million (one third of the budget) from the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. This cut will mean the near elimination of a crucial system of coordinated care for survivors of sexual violence. Shattered Hearts: Sexual Trafficking of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota Police reports from Duluth showed that Native girls were being lured off reservations, taken onto ships in port, beaten, and gang-raped. Native girls were being trafficked into prostitution, pornography, and strip shows over state lines and to Mexico. This is the first report of commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls. Parental Alienation: A Rational Approach The fact that divorcing parents often badmouth each other to the children can not justify the damage done to abused and endangered children by PAS and PA accusations. A more rational and fair approach to the claim of PA is presented. No Arbitration for Rape in Defense Contracts GREAT NEWS!!! Senate Amendment 2588 that will prohibit defense contractors from requiring arbitration in cases of rape or sexual harassment PASSED the Senate by a vote of 68-30. See how your Senators voted here Petition: Put Polanski in Prison Roman Polanski raped a child. He pled guilty and then fled the country to avoid sentencing. The law should not reward a fugitive for his successful efforts to evade justice. Demand accountability. Sign the petition to put Pulanski in prison! Give It Up, Whoopie I tried to be clear in my first letter in the hope you would simply apologize for saying Roman Polanski didn't plead guilty to "rape rape". But in an awkward attempt to put out the flames of outrage, you made things worse by trying to "explain" yourself. You said that what you MEANT was that because Polanski admitted to the charge... Vice President Biden Announces Appointment of White House Advisor on Violence Against Women Vice President Biden announced the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal as the new White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. This is a newly created position, dedicated specifically to advising the President and Vice President on domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Ms. Rosenthal is one of the nation’s foremost experts in domestic violence policy. An Open Letter to Whoopi Goldberg Yesterday on "The View", you said Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to "unlawful sex with a minor", but that it wasn't " rape rape". So I've been wondering –What the hell is "rape rape"? I know you said your point was to articulate the nature of the crime to which he pleaded guilty - which, you said, was somehow DIFFERENT from "rape". It isn't. Lawmakers let vital funding bill die, minimize harm of their actions Sacramento, September 15, 2009—California’s domestic violence advocates expressed shock at the attitude displayed by the Senate GOP leaders responsible for blocking SBX3 13, an urgency bill that would have reinstated funding to domestic violence shelters devastated by the Governor’s elimination of their State funding in July. The bill died in th... Save CA Domestic Violence Shelters Great News! Senator Yee's bill to restore funding to California Domestic Violence Programs has made it to the floor for a vote! Click this link to send your legislators a free pre written message telling them to vote for this life-saving legislation.