Mothering & Advocacy During COVID-19: When Essential Worlds Collide in a Time of Collective Trauma


Advocate, because awesome isn't a job title.


Mothers and maternal caregivers who are advocates do this work for many of the same reasons they mother – they believe in the power of love and compassion; they care about people and their right to thrive; they are invested in building safe, healthy, and strong communities. These separate identities are naturally intertwined, but have never been as integrated for mother advocates then at this very moment.


The Women of NO MORE

women of NO MORE“There is no room for excuses. There is no room for hate. There is no room for violence. There is no room for rape. We are just one voice of millions that support our dream—a world without violence.” – Michelle Bart, Washington Says NO MORE

Teen DV Month 2020: Turning Outrage into Action

teensFebruary 2020 marks 10 years of working to prevent teen dating violence for Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM). Because we know that Awareness + Action = Social Change, the Domestic Violence Awareness Project is excited to echo Break the Cycle’s call to turn outrage into action for social transformation this #TeenDVMonth. When we work together and each do #1Thing to prevent dating violence and foster healthy relationships and communities, real social change is possible!

#1Thing, One Movement: Working Together Towards Collective Liberation


Multiple photo collage with #1Thing & #UnaCosaDivision is a tool of oppression. The remedy is collaboration.

Advocates across social justice movements have long known the power of solidarity. However, often the very institutions that sustain us also perpetuate a system of divisiveness and competition among organizations whose goals and values intersect, and between movements searching for voice and visibility. It takes humility and courage to prioritize collective action over individual agendas, and to step back to make space for others, which are necessary shifts in order to achieve true social transformation.

#DVAM2019 is Almost Here!

Old photos stacked on top of each other. #1Thing

As we count down the days to Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), we’re excited to share some new resources and upcoming activities from the Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP), a project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. The DVAP supports and promotes the national, tribal, territorial, state and local advocacy networks in their ongoing education efforts through public awareness campaigns, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building and TA. The voices, leadership and expertise of those who have experienced violence have informed the DVAP since its inception in 1998. We embrace the idea that Awareness + Action = Social Change. You can be part of the equation! 

Pride Month 2019

person holding a rainbow umbrella

This Pride Month marks 50 years since the June 28, 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn, when patrons of the New York City gay bar resisted harassment and abuse during a police raid. Although Stonewall was far from the first time that LGBTQ communities fought back against discrimination, it served as catalyzing moment in the struggle for LGBTQ rights. And while we have made significant progress as a society in the decades that have passed since that night at the Stonewall Inn, much work remains...