"It's one of the highest rates of sexual assault of any group in America, and it's hardly talked about at all." Read more via WDIY 88.1 FM

Editor's note: This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of assault. Pauline wants to tell her story — about that night in the
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Sometimes collective rage turns into beautiful words.|By Emma Gray

"As advocates and allies against abuse, how are we to respond when our favorite celebrity commits an act that goes against everything we stand for? Do we stop cheering for a sports team? Throw away our DVD collection of a certain television show? Delete music from our playlists? Boycott movies? Can we separate the art from the artist? Should we?

While we do not have the answers to these questions, we can offer you four tips to channel your outrage, anger, and disbelief for good." Via The National Network to End Domestic Violence

As advocates and allies against abuse, how are we to respond when our favorite celebrity commits an act that goes against everything we stand for?

Honoring Survivors When People We Know Commit Sexual Harassment, Misconduct and Assault - a poignant statement from Raliance - click below to read (

“People want concrete ways to be part of a solution, and that's where the #MeToo movement needs to go. Talking about victimization doesn't end victimization. […] We need people to intervene. We need whistle-blowers. Parents need to be great role models. Ask your school, church, civic organizations and youth sports clubs to be proactive. Walk the walk in your own home.”

Can the momentum behind the #MeToo campaign create lasting social change?
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Thank you to all those who attended our open house and retirement celebration for Delilah Rumburg last night! If you missed our program, you'll want watch the video below!

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Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Live now on WITF Radio Smart Talk, our new ED Susan Higginbotham and Victim Advocate, Jennifer Storm are discussing domestic violence awareness. #DVAM

Thank you, Governor Tom Wolf!

Thank you Governor Tom Wolf for urging PA lawmakers to advance several pieces of important domestic violence legislation intended to protect victims of domestic violence and improve community safety. Learn more: #DVAM2017 #endDV #NoMore

Governor Wolf urged the General Assembly to consider bills to protect victims of domestic violence and work to reduce incidences of this devastating crime.

Find out how you can win this Purple Purse designed by Serena Williams and help domestic violence victims.

We will be randomly selecting a Facebook user to win the 2017 Purple Purse designed by tennis great Serena Williams. Enter now and consider making a donation to our Purple Purse Challenge, which benefits domestic violence victims. Donate here:

We are giving away the 2017 Purple Purse designed by Serena Williams. With your entry, please consider donating to our Purple Purse Challenge which helps domestic violence victims escape abusive relationships. You can donate here: A $10 donation receives a purple charm. Good lu...

Proud to say one of our own was named to the PA Commission for Women. Congratulations to PCAR Chief Public Affairs Officer Kristen Houser and all those appointed by Governor Tom Wolf this week.

Governor Wolf announced the appointment of 13 dedicated business, civic, and community leaders to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.

"We have to do more than call out Harvey Weinstein." Kristen Houser of PCAR writes in LNP + #NOMORE

It’s time to take action. Real action. Not just words. Many have called out Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein for his alleged actions publicly. Kudos. But that’s not enough.
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Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

"Yes, we do envision a world where not one more woman, man, or child is a victim of these unspeakable acts of violence.
Today is the day that we recommit to the horror of domestic violence right here in our communities, our state, our nation." -- PCADV Deputy Director Ellen Kramer

Thank you to all who attended and participated in today's Domestic Violence Awareness Month ceremony at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. #DVAM2017 #endDV #NOMORE

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People who have been sexual assaulted are writing "Me Too" on Twitter to draw attention to the problem

"In general, most mass shootings in the United States are related to domestic violence, according to research collected by Everytown for Gun Safety. Between 2009 and 2016, 54 percent of mass shootings ― defined as incidents where at least four people were killed, not including the perpetrator ― involved a perpetrator shooting a current or former intimate partner or family member." #DVAM2017…/stephen-paddock-abuse-girl…

Treating a loved one like dirt is something he shared with other mass killers.
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The National Network to End Domestic Violence

Happy National Cyber Security Awareness Month! #TechSafetyMeans coming together and having important conversations about safety and being #CyberAware! That’s why throughout this month, we’ll be sharing some #TechSafety tips with the National Cyber Security Alliance! #NCSAM

Help us get to $500! Every nonprofit who raises at least $500 this week in the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse challenge will be entered into a drawing to win extra $500. Here's how to donate: Each dollar donated is reinvested into local programs to benefit survivors of domestic violence. #PPC2017 #EndDV

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