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Invisibility in the Silence of Grief, Loss, and Rage

“If we do not move past the dysfunction in our communities, there will continue to be victimization.”

  • 03/25/2021
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What the Data Shows

There were between 27 and 54 actively missing American Indian women and girls in Minnesota
in any given month from 2012 to 2020.

  • 03/25/2021
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Why I Am a Safe Harbor Navigator

I joined the Minnesota Safe Harbor system as a navigator, which makes me feel like I can help change the lives of our vulnerable populations on a larger scale.

  • 03/25/2021
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NEWS: Intoxication and Rape

The opinion went on to note the Legislature’s “unique institutional capacity” to address the issue, specifically citing the CSC Working Group and Rep. Moller’s legislation as a remedy. The bipartisan bill has not received a committee hearing in the Senate.

  • 03/24/2021
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Gender-based Violence Resources

Resources recommended by our writers for assistance, action, and learning.

  • 03/23/2021
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Good News

An In-the-News roundup: Deb Haaland, VAWA, and more

  • 03/18/2021
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Learning How to Be an Ally: Trauma-Informed

This section is in process Related stories now online:

  • 02/24/2021
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A Restorative Justice Model

I noticed an increase in discussion about whether restorative justice could be an appropriate response to gender-based violence, including sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

  • 02/24/2021
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Casa de Esperanza: Reducing Gender-Based Violence

We want our families to stay together — we just want the domestic violence to go away. Currently the system makes us choose between one or the other.

  • 01/21/2021
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Mine Song

They say if you have a secret, you should tell it to a willow.

  • 07/24/2020
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The Gender Lens on COVID-19

One of the stories we are following in this COVID-19 world is how women and children are finding safety in homes when sheltering in place includes domestic abuse.

  • 04/25/2020
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Tending to the Garden

I worked my way from a too-young, abusive marriage to college as a single mom, then focused feverishly on my

  • 01/26/2020