Women's Issues: Policy & News

Ending Domestic Violence in the Military and Beyond

Oct 27, 2020

white ribbon with government sealWhite Ribbon VA is a campaign of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence in VA health care settings and in communities to promote a positive change in the culture.


You Are Enough: Thriving After Narcissistic Abuse

NASW Social Work Talks podcast

Nov 12, 2019

Megan Fenyoe, LCSW, is an Air Force veteran, host of the Blonde Bombshell podcast, and author of "You Are Enough: 5 Steps To Move From Struggle to Strength." Her work focuses on how the mind affects well-being, and how individuals can use their personal strengths to overcome challenges.


#MeToo Movement Elevates Efforts to End Sexual Violence

Social Work Advocates

May 01, 2019

Social workers increase efforts to end all forms of sexual violence and raise awareness about the issue amidst the #MeToo movement.


Episode 24: Human Trafficking

NASW Social Work Talks podcast

Feb 19, 2019

Susan Munsey, LCSW, founded GenerateHope, a nonprofit that provides long-term housing and trauma-informed therapy, education, and vocational support for young women and teens who have survived the trauma of sex trafficking.

A survivor of trafficking herself, Munsey is passionate about rescuing and rehabilitating women and educating people on this issue.


Episode 15: Speaking Out Against Domestic Violence

NASW Social Work Talks podcast

Oct 16, 2018

Carla Gonzalez is a clinical social worker and domestic violence survivor who leverages her professional skills and her platform as Miss U.S. World Elite (among other titles) as a vehicle for speaking out against domestic violence, bullying and sexual assault.


Social Work’s Role in Responding to Intimate Partner Violence

NASW Social Justice Brief

Apr 09, 2018

Intimate partner violence (IPV), also referred to as domestic violence, is a serious and persistent life-threatening criminal and public health problem affecting millions of people each year across the United States. IPV is prevalent in every socioeconomic group, regardless of race or ethnicity. Because of the pervasiveness of IPV, especially with women as the primary victim, it is not only a criminal justice and public health crisis, but also has enormous child welfare implications.


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