Unleashing our Love: Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets Featured article by Mariya Taher As the companion of an English Mastiff named Celery, I understand the special bond created between people and their furry friends, especially in times of struggle. For survivors of domestic violence and their pets, this bond is often one of … Continue reading BayWoof Magazine Featured an Article on the W.O.M.A.N. Inc. 2015 Pet Calendar!
In a hugely positive development for pregnant women - especially survivors of domestic violence - on September 26, 2014 Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 1579, known as the Healthy Babies Act. The Act, authored by Assemblymember Mark Stone allows pregnant women to obtain CalWORKs benefits as early as the second trimester of pregnancy. CalWORKs provides income … Continue reading The Healthy Babies Act Signed into Law by Governor Brown!
On April 24th and 25th, The Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware and the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence co-hosted a national conference to honor the power of partnerships in ending domestic violence. The conference celebrated and coincided with the 40th anniversary of the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Delaware, the … Continue reading Powerful Partnerships Conference Follow-Up
As some of you might already know, I am a Women’s Policy Institute (WPI) fellow for the 2013-2014 legislative year. The Women’s Policy Institute is a yearlong program of intensive advocacy and leadership training retreats in Sacramento that teaches women activists and grassroots organizations how to successfully navigate the labyrinth of Sacramento. I’m excited to announce that … Continue reading Women’s Policy Institute: Update from Mariya
How long have you been working at W.O.M.A.N., Inc.? I started as an outreach volunteer in 2010 and then went on to volunteer on the crisis line. I was a volunteer with the agency for about a year before joining the agency as a staff member in August 2011. What do you do at W.O.M.A.N., … Continue reading W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Staff Highlight–Mariya Taher
Lip Service West is hosting its first themed event in honor of Women’s History Month to highlight women writers and women’s issues. W.O.M.A.N., Inc.c's very own Mariya Taher will be one of the writers featured at this event. Come out to support her and celebrate Women's History Month. Entrance to the event is FREE, and … Continue reading Hear W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s Mariya Taher Read Her Work This Friday!