The likely overturning of Roe v Wade will be detrimental to survivors of domestic violence. Reproductive coercion is a type of abuse which undermines a survivor's right to manage their own reproductive health. It can involve, but is not limited to, birth control sabotage (such as flushing pills, poking holes in condoms, etc.) or a person … Continue reading Reproductive Rights=Survivor Rights
Feb. 14, 4:45 p.m. The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has come forward with allegations that the San Francisco Police Department used a woman’s DNA previously obtained from a rape kit to arrest her for a property crime. We thank District Attorney Boudin for dropping these felony property charges and support any efforts to ensure … Continue reading WOMAN Inc’s statement: SFPD breaches trust with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
By Mary Martinez and Jill Zawisza, Co-Directors, WOMAN Inc. The following are notes from our recent presentation for the CPEDV statewide conference. The following is our story and is no way meant to be seen as a manual. Rather, we offer a bit about where we've landed since a fiscal crisis in 2012, the values … Continue reading Our Transition to a Co-Director Model
Looking to use your therapy skills to help better the lives of survivors? Apply for this position today! Info below... *Bilingual Spanish/English required. This position is within Solid Ground Psychotherapy, a private practice of Ina Moon. It provides a rare opportunity to gain hours toward licensure while being paid an hourly rate. This position liaisons … Continue reading Our partner in therapy, Solid Ground, is looking for a Bilingual MFT Associate!
On behalf of the Board of Directors at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. welcome to our Annual Report. 2020. It’s impossible to note the end of the year without acknowledging the challenges we faced and continue to face: a deadly global pandemic, atrocious racial injustice against our Black+ people, a nation divided beyond politics, and a hurting economy. … Continue reading 2020 Annual Report | W.O.M.A.N., Inc.
When sexual or domestic violence happens, the default response is often to call 9-11. Law enforcement is dispatched under the promise that they are there to “protect and serve.” Under ideal circumstances, some semblance of justice and safety would happen for survivors when they reach out for protection. A long history of documentation from survivors, … Continue reading A Call to Strategize for Survivor-Centered Solutions: Stop Defaulting to Law Enforcement as a Response to Intimate Violence
By Alicia Campos-Padillapaz, Educational Development Manager Over the last few weeks there's’ been a lot of coverage of the various uprisings happening throughout the world. Like many, my social media feed has been pouring with various posts in response to the murder of George Floyd, #BlackLivesMatter, and a call for systemic change and justice. While … Continue reading Affirming Black Lives Matter In No Way Dismisses or Erases the Experiences of Latinx Folks