04.07.2017 - The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Calls on the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security to Protect Access to Safety and Justice for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

Celebrating Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and it’s important for Break the Cycle and you for many reasons. Women’s History Month began in 1978, in Sonoma, California as a weeklong celebration of women and their contributions to history and society. In the following years, this idea caught on, and spread to other communities throughout the nation. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter became the first president to declare a National Women’s History Week, during March 8th. The next year, Congress passed a resolution for the week-long celebration of women.

Lisalyn Jacobs - Campaigning for Justice

Inspired by the intersection of Black History Month and Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Break the Cycle partnered with Ujima, Inc, - the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community - to introduce young people to the prominent Black and African American activists and change makers who have influenced the field of violence prevention. TRAILBLAZERS will continue to highlight the intersectional identities of activists in the gender-based violence and domestic/sexual violence prevention movements throughout the series.


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