What can you do with this manifesto? Print it out, post it in your window, tape it to a bus stop, keep a copy in your wallet, share it with your healthcare provider, disseminate it throughout your organization and networks, use it at an upcoming event or conference, and engage in conversations about what it means to you. However you use it, we’d love to hear from you! Snap a picture and tag it with #BeyondCompassion or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in four women in the U.S. has experienced gender based violence. Among women living with HIV, one in two has experienced intimate partner violence, and more than 60% have been sexually abused – 5 times the rate of the general female population.
The impact and consequences of violence against women, particularly women living with HIV, is magnified through the lens of women’s reproductive health. Reproductive health highlights the intersection of violence and reproductive justice at the individual, community and institutional levels.
Inspired by a symposium we hosted in 2016 called “Beyond Compassion: Caring for Women with a History of Trauma,” and driven to spread lessons learned through love and art, we created this manifesto for you.
Champion resilience, believe in healing. There is always a source of light.
Manifesto files for you:
For self-identified women:
For all genders:
Beyond Compassion Videos:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
Dr. Edward Machtinger at 2016 Dreamforce Conference (8:30-11:45; 26:18-29:51; 43:20-46:35; 54:56-56:27)