Women's Issues: Policy & News

Reproductive Rights and Voting Rights Take Center Stage Across the Nation

Social Work Advocates magazine

Dec 15, 2021

In 2021, NASW and social workers actively supported national mobilization efforts around reproductive rights and voting rights.

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The Shadow Pandemic: Domestic Violence Intensifies During COVID-19

Social Work Advocates magazine

Oct 17, 2021

According to the National Commission on COVID-19 Criminal Justice (NCCCJ), domestic violence increased in the U.S. by 8.1 percent during the pandemic. Analysis from NCCCJ found that the rise is likely due to economic stress and lockdowns. The tension created by prolonged seclusion in lockdown, along with economic issues like unemployment, financial insecurity, and stress from child care and homeschooling have exacerbated domestic violence risk factors.

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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.

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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.

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#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.

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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.

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