The V Word: Stalking and Technology

Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word. You can listen to the episode here: Last week I talked about predation via technology and the Internet. A reader wrote in sharing her story… Continue reading

Bellevue Brings It To End Domestic Violence

The Businesses of Bellevue are joining together to raise awareness in the cause to end violence against women and children and raise funds for local anti-violence shelters.  All through the month of October,… Continue reading

“READ FOR PIXELS” 2014 CAMPAIGN TO FEATURE BESTSELLING AUTHORS RAISING FUNDS & AWARENESS FOR THE CAUSE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Media Contact: Regina Yau – info@thepixelproject.net / pixelprojectteam@gmail.com PRE-CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: “READ FOR PIXELS” 2014 CAMPAIGN TO FEATURE BESTSELLING AUTHORS RAISING FUNDS & AWARENESS FOR THE CAUSE TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AUGUST 12th, 2014 (WORLDWIDE):… Continue reading

The V Word: Technology and Sexual Assault

Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word.  Listen to the show here August is the month we ease out of vacation and prepare kids to go back to school. And with school comes… Continue reading

Repost: Fairfax County (Virginia) Office for Women & Domestic Violence Services

This is a great new collaboration that I am passing from the DVAC and as posted on the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance newsletter.   Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocacy Agency… Continue reading

The V Word: Stigma and its Impact on LGBTQ youth

Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word. The V Word: Stigma Against LGBTQ Youth – radio spot   Today I have a question for you. When you were in school, how often… Continue reading

The V Word: Partner Violence in Lesbian Relationships

Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word. https://soundcloud.com/carol-ann-olson/the-v-word-dv-in-lesbian-relationships-aired-june-16-2014 A twitter follower asked that I talk about domestic violence between gay couples. She is a survivor and feels there is no enough information… Continue reading

Support funding for Sexual and Domestic Violence to be increased in Virginia budget

The Virginia House and Senate have come back to Richmond to finalize the state budget.  They are dealing with a shortfall and additional cuts to the budget.  Help me make sure that funding… Continue reading

the V word: Corrective Rape

Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word. https://soundcloud.com/carol-ann-olson/the-v-word-corrective-rape-aired-june-9-2014 The other day someone was asking me about all the different ways we describe rape and why is it necessary. “Corrective Rape” was one… Continue reading

The V Word: Violence Against Transgender

https://soundcloud.com/carol-ann-olson/thevword-06-02-14   Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word. I am sure all you have heard about the assault on two transgender women on a train. They were harassed, beaten and one… Continue reading

The V Word: Sexual Assault and Mental Health

Welcome to the V Word https://soundcloud.com/carol-ann-olson/the-v-word-05-12-14 Today’s edition is a nod to Mental Health Awareness Month. Today’s question is from a reader, Shana: “Hi, I was sexually assaulted as a child for several… Continue reading

Mother’s Day

I write this today in homage to my mother and all our mothers who gave birth to us, helped create the world we live in and started our generation on the path to… Continue reading

The V Word: Sex Trafficking

Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word   Last week I talked about soliciting sex and prostitution. I am continuing that conversation today with a focus on human trafficking. So here’s a… Continue reading

The V Word: Soliciting Prostitution

Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word.   There have been many times I have been out at a club or music venue, out at a diner late, out walking, or sitting… Continue reading

The V Word: Upskirt Photo

Welcome to today’s edition of the V Word.   I was in court one day. I give expert witness testimony on cases of sexual and domestic violence and child abuse. That day I… Continue reading

The V Word: Street Harassment

Welcome to today’s edition of The V Word   Street Harassment, has this happened to you? It has happened to me. One day I was walking in the Fan area, heading toward Carytown.… Continue reading

Today is the Day to Be Silent: National Day of Silence

Today is the Day of Silence. Do you know what the Day of Silence is? If everyone didn’t speak for a day, how would you react? If you couldn’t speak up about something,… Continue reading

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

One of the focus areas in April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness of child abuse and it’s impact on the individual, the family and the community. Child… Continue reading

Ways to Support Stalking Awareness Month – #12

Hold a candlelight vigil to honor victims killed following stalking.  There is a link between stalking behavior and increased risk of death.   The Stalking Resource Center released statistics that identify 76% of… Continue reading

Ways to Support Stalking Awareness #11 – Donate a prevention curriculum

Donate Stalking Education and Prevention Curriculum Programs to local schools, churches, rape crisis and domestic violence centers. Some Resources:  National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention – Second Step: A… Continue reading

  • Upcoming Events

    • The Mill - donates to end domestic violence October 6, 2014 The Mill, 4023 MacArthur Ave, Richmond, VA, United States Eat at The Mill for lunch or dinner and help support programs t o end domestic violence. They are donating 10% of sales all day. Print thi s page off and take with you.
    • The Mill - donates to end domestic violence October 13, 2014 The Mill, 4023 MacArthur Ave, Richmond, VA, United States Eat at The Mill for lunch or dinner and help support programs t o end domestic violence. They are donating 10% of sales all day. Print thi s page off and take with you.
    • The Mill - donates to end domestic violence October 20, 2014 The Mill, 4023 MacArthur Ave, Richmond, VA, United States Eat at The Mill for lunch or dinner and help support programs t o end domestic violence. They are donating 10% of sales all day. Print thi s page off and take with you.
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Bellevue Brings It & Ginter Park Gives BackOctober 1st, 2014
    1 month to go.
  • International Women’s Day

    “Equality for women is progress for all”March 8th, 2015
    6 months to go.
  • National Crime Victims Rights Week

    April 19th, 2015
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