I Believe You

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and part of the campaign’s focus is to change the culture.  Rape Culture is defined as a society or environment whose prevailing social attitudes have the effect of normalizing or trivializing sexual assault.  Some examples that are associated with rape culture are victim blaming, sexual . . . → Read More: I Believe You

Small Victory in the Battle to Save DV Funding

This past Saturday Representative Darrell Issa held two town hall meetings. In the morning town hall when he was asked about the whispering of a budget that would cut funding to the Office of Violence Against Women he promised to keep that from happening. Representative Issa said he will continue to work hard . . . → Read More: Small Victory in the Battle to Save DV Funding

A Call To Action

On Wednesday March 8th WRC is asking that you join us in our action of support to A Day Without Women.  It falls on International Women’s Day  a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender . . . → Read More: A Call To Action

Human Trafficking Awareness Month

In San Diego, sex trafficking brings approximately $810 million in generated revenue.  California is one of the top four states in the US for Human Trafficking and San Diego has been listed as one of the 13 cities that is a high intensity child prostitution area by the FBI.  So what do we do . . . → Read More: Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The Importance of Open Communication With Your Kids: Sexting

Take a few moments and pull up your search engine on your phone, I-Pad, or laptop. Type “Sexting” into the search field like I did, and you might get similar results to mine.

The first few links will pop up all of your familiar trendy magazine headlines, a few dictionary site definitions, . . . → Read More: The Importance of Open Communication With Your Kids: Sexting

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Prevention Is Possible

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this year we are focused on stopping sexual violence before it happens.  Respect and equality are the foundation of creating a culture that makes it impossible for violence and oppression to thrive.  Prevention begins with us, the individual and from there will grow.

As . . . → Read More: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Helping Our Teens Set Healthy Boundaries

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and it is the perfect time to talk about Healthy Relationships with our children. Start the conversations before the child starts dating.  A great way to help teens identify an unhealthy relationship is discussing boundaries.  Here are a few talking . . . → Read More: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa #GivingTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple . . . → Read More: “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa #GivingTuesday

Purple Purse Challenge:What it means to WRC

In 2005, The Allstate Foundation began investing in providing assistance to domestic violence victims. Their programs have provided almost a total of $43 million and aided nearly 600,000 survivors on the path to safety and security. In 2011, The Allstate Foundation began the Purple Purse program to raise awareness and start the conversation about . . . → Read More: Purple Purse Challenge:What it means to WRC

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events