We're planning things like Denim Day (April 25), community displays and booths, poster distribution, and radio PSAs and letters to the editor. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information and ways you can get involved! In the meantime, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center's SAAM page to learn more about this year's theme "Embrace Your Voice."
March is Women's History Month and this year's theme is "Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women." Learn more from the National Women's History Project and check out this Time article, Why 'Nevertheless, She Persisted' Is the Theme for This Year's Women's History Month.
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Monetary donations are most needed. Individuals have the option of donating online. Please note that a portion of your online donation will go towards PayPal fees. Donations can be mailed to Hope House, P.O. Box 557, Baraboo, WI 53913. We also appreciate gas cards, gift cards (Walmart, Kwik Trip, Walgreens, Kohl’s), taxi vouchers from Baraboo Taxi, and used cell phones, iPods and iPads. Please note that we are not accepting used stuffed animals/plush toys, used toys, clothes (except for new sweatshirts and sweatpants), shoes, used books, furniture, TVs, bar soap, hats, scarves or travel-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash. Current needs include the following:
- Food: milk, produce, bottled water
- Baby Items: size 6 diapers
- Cleaning Supplies: dishwasher detergent, magic erasers, hand sanitizer, disinfecting sprays/wipes
- Kitchen: tall garbage bags, ice cube trays
- Program Supplies: whiteboard markers, highlighters, 2-pocket plastic folders
- New Clothing for Adults and Children: t-shirts (all sizes), pajama/yoga/sweatpants (size medium and large)
- Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz shared a trait with other mass killers: He abused women: “The 19-year-old was abusive towards his ex-girlfriend and was expelled after getting in a fight with her new boyfriend, one student told the New York Times (paywall). He was taken with another student 'to the point of stalking her,' his former math teacher said (paywall). Another student said he had been close friends with Cruz but cut him off after he started 'going after' and 'threatening' a female friend of his. It shouldn’t be a surprise. The perpetrators of mass shootings in modern America were overwhelmingly male and had a history of domestic abuse or misogynistic shows of behavior”…Read more
- After #MeToo, why isn't there more focus on domestic violence?: “Other stats that Dubus points to show how effective the High Risk Team's approach has been: Ninety-five percent of women have been able to stay in their homes, 78% of the offenders have been before the courts -- and of those who have been to court, 65% have served time. ‘The reason that's important, not only is this about accountability, but ... when a violent perpetrator is behind bars for 90 days, 180 days or a year, that gives (the victim) incredible time to safety plan, to change her life,’”…Read more
- I Know Where You've Been: Digital Spying And Divorce In The Smartphone Age: “With her suspicions raised after discovering the GPS tracker, M went to an Apple store for help locating spyware on her phone. She says the Genius Bar employees didn't look for the spyware; instead they helped her by swapping the device for a brand new one. But that meant that the evidence, if any, went along with the phone. This is common in spyware cases, in which victims solve the immediate problem but can't present proof for an investigation…People who believe they are victims have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket to get a private investigator who specializes in digital forensics to diagnose their smartphones or laptops”…Read more
- National Women’s Law Center’s That’s Harassment Resources: “Employers play an important role in ending our culture of pervasive sexual harassment, and creating safe and equitable workplaces. Need some help getting started? These resources outline ideas for critical workplace strategies and changes, and information about effective policies and training, to strengthen employer efforts to address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace”…View resources here