The Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Background: We all know that domestic violence can be complicated and that when it comes to what DV policy should be adopted,  victims’ voices trump.  Immigrant victims and survivors have told us that they, like every other DV victim, want help and system interventions—but also like every other DV victim—interventions that actually work for them! […]

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Brianna Butler would prefer never again to see the inside of the DeKalb County welfare office. She is eager to work. This she says repeatedly. But she is a 19-year-old single mother with no one to look after her 10-month-old daughter, making work essentially beyond reach. Reluctantly, she has turned to […]

 ATLANTA (Sept. 26)–Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will mark National Domestic Violence Awareness Month with “The Call to True Beauty 2011,” the University’s annual advocacy, education and prevention campaign against dating and domestic violence, Oct. 16-21. The weeklong series is sponsored by Avon Products Inc. and Verizon Wireless, both nationally recognized corporate leaders in the crusade […]

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 1:30pm to 3:00pm EST Presenters: Martha Rust – Tools for Life AT Specialist/Services Coordinator; Jennifer Thomas – Vocational Rehab Blindness Services Regional Unit Manager; John Rempel – AT Specialist at the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) Credits Available! Free CEU’s – Visit to register for CEUs CRC’s have been […]

I first learned about the proverb of Sankofa when I studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa in the Summer of 2007. Sankofa, which literally translates to “go back and take,” is a vital component of Ghanaian culture, emphasizing the importance of learning from the past, especially in an effort to make positive progress for the […]

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