By: Jen Pool Each year, the United States Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), leads communities throughout the country in their observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). This year, NCVRW has taken place this week and lasts through the weekend, and the theme is “Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.”Continue reading “Elevate. Engage. Effect Change.”
Category Archives: Advocacy
Fight. Rest. Fight Again.
By Wendy J Olson, Healing Coach, Founder + Executive Director of Grit Plus Gumption As a parent to a child with autism, I know what the month of April represents: Autism Awareness Month. And as a survivor os sexual assault, I also know what April brings: Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Moreover, April is also ChildContinue reading “Fight. Rest. Fight Again.”
How & Why to Talk to Your Kids About Assault & Abuse
By: Jen Pool April is a significant, but heavy month because it is both Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. As a parent, you may be aware that you should talk to your children about these topics, but you also may feel unsure about how to start the conversation and hope theyContinue reading “How & Why to Talk to Your Kids About Assault & Abuse”
I Was Your Girl.
By Emily Mills, Founder + Chief Ideation Officer of Jesus Said Love I was your girl. I wonder how long my body will be caught in the crossfires of media ads, locker room talk, legislation and sermons? Here I am, 45 years old in 2023, Waco, Texas and I still know the war against her,Continue reading “I Was Your Girl.”
Leaning into the Uncomfortable
By: Kim van Essen Whether you are talking about business or philanthropy, there is usually a lot of discussions internally about ‘optics’. For better or worse, to successfully achieve your mission, you need to fund your operations successfully. So often, there will be many meetings and emails about how you present yourselves to the outsideContinue reading “Leaning into the Uncomfortable”
Grit + Gumption & World Day of Social Justice
Once largely pertaining to economic impact, social justice has expanded to cover concerns over race, sexuality, gender, and more. At Grit+Gumption, our Founder looks at it simply as:
Do justice. Love mercy. Walk humbly.
Shining a Light on Slavery
By Miranda Browning Since 2009, End Slavery Now has globally partnered with anti slavery organizations with the common goals of teaching the public about the issues at hand, connect with organizations, and taking actions to end slavery. While modern slavery is often linked to the anti-trafficking landscape by public perception, this movement focuses on multipleContinue reading “Shining a Light on Slavery”
Prevention and Power
By Emily Mills, Founder + Chief Ideation Officer of JSL, Waco, Texas My heart raced and my mind whirled the first time I walked into a strip club. It was 2004, Good Friday in Waco,Texas. Our car was loaded down with outreach gift bags for dancers, bouncers, managers and DJ’s. This would be the momentContinue reading “Prevention and Power”
Just One Ripple
By Miranda Browning Being new to the work of anti-trafficking has been and will continue to be a learning experience. As someone who is fueled by a desire for justice in the here and now, it wasn’t a far leap to want to jump in and help wherever I fit in. Where would that beContinue reading “Just One Ripple”
Getting Started on Your Anti-Trafficking Journey
By Jen Pool As someone who has been motivated and fueled by the need for justice in the world, it took me a while to stumble upon, and care about, the issue of human trafficking. In fact, it took a random excerpt in a book at a bookclub for me to find my way intoContinue reading “Getting Started on Your Anti-Trafficking Journey”