There is a lack of services available to victims of domestic violence in Washington, D.C. A coalition of advocates assessed 22 District agencies and the D.C. Council to evaluate how they handle situations of domestic violence internally and externally.
Content categorized as Gender Equality
There must be meaningful policies to end gender violence, the persistent feminization of poverty, the growing Black female prison population, restrictions to citizenship, the deportation of Black and Brown people, restrictions to health care, reproductive justice, and the ongoing war on women
Casa Ruby offers a variety of services to members of the LGBTQ community regardless of housing or immigration status
The day after the inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington brought 500,000 demonstrators to the National Mall to affirm women’s rights and for many, to protest the new Trump administration.
Hillary Clinton will defend racial equality and if elected, says lawyer and community activist Aileen Johnson.
The D.C. Council Committee on Finance and Revenue heard testimony on Sept. 28 regarding an amendent that would exempt feminine hygiene products and diapers from D.C. sales tax. Witnesses explained how this tax is an unfair burden on low-income and homeless women and families, and that feminine hygiene products should be considered a medical necessity.
I have nothing against people that may be going through changes. I work at a gym. Our company does its best not to discriminate. We… Read more »
Consuella Lopez, business owner and hairstylist, loves her work. She loves the freedom to be herself, unapologetically. “If you don’t like it, fine. I’m tired… Read more »
A Street Sense Filmmakers Co-op production in which director Cynthia Mewborn confronts both her violent past and slow-to-heal present.
A boy said, “It was cruel and unjust, a punishing thing for Eve to have been taken out of Adam’s side.” I guess I feel… Read more »
Why are politicians so worried about what a woman does with her body? A judge in the state of Louisiana recently wanted to close all… Read more »
Sexual predators might see homeless women as easy targets, but that is not the case at all. These sick and cowardly individuals should anticipate more… Read more »
Over 200 people marched in N Street Village Strong: A Community Walk, on Saturday Oct. 19. Participants were encouraged to walk next to residents from… Read more »
Domestic violence causes homelessness. And many homeless women are survivors of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and in recognition, a nonprofit dedicated… Read more »
More than two years have passed since Myles “Lashai” McLean, a transgender woman, was fatally shot on a Northeast Washington street. But the struggle to… Read more »
A look at president Obama and the tea party
In the Indian capital of New Delhi, many of the roughly 60,000 home- less people of the city are choosing to sleep on the streets and deal with the winter cold instead of staying in a government shelter.