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July 4, 2018

Today, we celebrate the birth of our nation.  Happy Independence Day! We also take this opportunity to express our hope for another type of freedom: freedom from violence.

Across our community, far too many women, children and men live with the present reality or the af...

May 16, 2018

In just the past few weeks, there has been a spate of domestic violence incidents in Western Pennsylvania. From a SWAT situation in Pine Township to a man shot and killed by police after holding his wife and child hostage in Lower Burrell to a man shot during an incide...

April 4, 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the perfect time to address how we talk about sexual assault and rape. Over the years, well-intentioned people have framed discussions about sexual assault by telling men to imagine if victims of rape were their wife, girlfriend...

April 13, 2016

As an organization, we are devoted to our mission.  Our staff works tirelessly to meet the needs of our clients and community.  Given this, we aren’t accustomed to tooting our own horns.  This week, the FISA Foundation did that for us. In a publication titled...

March 2, 2016

During the World Economic Forum several weeks ago in Davos, Switzerland, Vice President Joe Biden made a strong statement in support of something that we have long known to be true: that cultural change is required to end gender violence.  Speaking on economic progress...

December 2, 2015

If you follow our website or social media, you have probably seen the phrase “primary prevention.”  We use it quite often to talk about our work, particularly with regards to how we hope to end domestic and sexual violence.  This is different from past strategies, whic...

November 18, 2014

If you follow pop culture, you may have heard of a community of men known as pick up artists — or PUAs — who give advice in books, online and on TV shows on how to “score” with women. While they may claim to just want to help lonely men be more successful in relationsh...

November 12, 2014

Campus sexual assault has been a hot topic in the news over the past year, between student protests, high profile cases and the formation of a White House special commission to address the issue.  Across the country, colleges and universities are revamping their sexual...

October 8, 2014

This month, we are exploring various issues surrounding domestic violence as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Today, we are tackling some basic facts about domestic violence. Share the correct information with people you know!

 

  • FACT: Domestic violence is...

September 25, 2014

Campus sexual assault is a hot issue right now, with a Presidential task force dedicated to the problem and stories of college students taking extreme measures to bring attention to their schools’ failure to take action against their rapists.  Much of the focus has bee...

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