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Improve your self-esteem by trying one of these each week Maybe you’re recovering from a domestic violence situation, or you’re working up to leaving an abusive partner. Either way, you might be experiencing a blow to your self-esteem. It’s not your...

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Did any of these prevent you from walking out the door? Survivors of domestic violence from any and all socioeconomic levels, cultures and genders face valid and significant barriers to leaving their abusers, and they often share similar concerns. Any sur...

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How the hue became associated with the movement to end domestic violence Ever wonder how a cause chooses what color to make it’s signature shade? It’s not just an arbitrary decision, believe it or not. For domestic violence, the color of choice is pur...

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Enduring dating abuse in her 20s influenced what she wants her kids to know now Dating someone in her 20s who was verbally and psychologically abusive isn’t something Anna* says she thinks about much almost 15 years later. But it was an experience that ...

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When this coping mechanism can be a good thing As an abuse survivor, have you ever said to yourself or someone else: “It’s really not that bad,” “He’s never actually hit me,” or “It only happens when he’s drinking”? Statements like t...

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The Cities for CEDAW-Buffalo Campaign is an initiative of a coalition of gender rights advocates and allied organizations committed to promoting gender equity and equality in Buffalo, New York. We aim to pass a city ordinance that requires city policy to ...

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Join ECCAFV and member programs as we recognize October as DV Awareness Month! 10/3/18: Haven House’s Turn the Peace Bridge Purple Event: Shine the Light on DV 10/11/18 ECCAFV Spotlight Event: Spotlight Flyer2018 10/12/18: ECCAFV’s 40th Annu...

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