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What happens when the police don’t keep you safe?

TweetI noticed that the New York City “rape cop” case seemed to cause a shift in the thinking of some feminists, who saw police officers using their position of authority to do violence and basically get away with it. At around the same time, the SlutWalk movement caught on in a big way, inspired by [...]
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Resisting violence and practicing what we preach

TweetAs I was leaving “Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice,” the first ever summit organized by Sakhi for South Asian Women (an anti-domestic violence organization based in New York City that focuses on South Asian communities), I witnessed a young couple (both were people of color) arguing in the street. The young man was in the woman’s face [...]
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It’s World Peace Day

Tweet …and Troy Davis is still scheduled to be executed tonight. He will refuse his last meal. …and 6 out of every 10 women in the world will experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime. …and teens with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to experience violence than able-bodied teens …and civilian deaths in [...]
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A trans woman found dead in DC: What is causing this increase in violence?

TweetIt has been a violent summer in DC after a series of hate crimes against trans women. This past Saturday a trans woman was found dead and while it is unclear still who she is or if she was murdered–police have said it looks like she suffered trauma to her face. This is scary and [...]
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D.C. activists fight back against violence targeting trans women

TweetAnother hate crime against trans women in the D.C. area, this one by an off-duty police officer no less, sheds a glaring flood light on the work ahead in challenging gender-based violence. Last week, the off-duty District police officer allegedly fired a pistol at three transgender women and two male friends while the group was [...]
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