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Strong Words

All survivors—women and men, boys and girls—have suffered enough. It's time we spoke openly, intelligently and compassionately about the men who have suffered the trauma of abuse.
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Inside the NO MORE PSA Campaign: An Interview with Maile Zambuto and Rachel Howald

A year ago, NO MORE launched a national campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault. I had the chance to sit down with Joyful Heart’s CEO, Maile Zambuto, and the Creative Director of the NO MORE PSAs, Rachel Howald to get the behind the scenes look at the campaign.
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Recovery on Yellow Brick Road, Part 2

Navigating the land of Oz and staying on the Yellow Brick Road.
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Marking Detroit's Progress to End the Rape Kit Backlog

Sunday, 9 March 2014 to Monday, 10 March 2014
Detroit, MI
Members of the Joyful Heart team, including our Founder & President, Mariska Hargitay, were proud to be in Detroit to celebrate the city's progress to end its rape kit backlog and speak to the work that is yet to come.
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Guest Post: Grapes

It was middle school. I was playing a game in my head, scrambling letters of words to make other words. I thought of “grape” and all the words I could make using it: ape, pea, are, rap, peg. “What about rape?” I thought to myself. "Is that a word?" I asked my friend’s mom, my ride home that day, and her face immediately turned red. She said to never use it again. It was a “bad word.”
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Guest column: End to rape kit backlog will serve healing

February 17, 2014
By
Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and Sarah Tofte
Last week we stood together as Memphis made a public commitment to address and eliminate the city’s backlog of untested sexual assault kits.
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This Week's Top Tweets: Jan. 31 – Feb. 7

February 7, 2014 | BY LendonEbbels | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Patti Giggans's book signing at Peace Over Violence, It's Time To Talk Day with Olympian Jordyn Wieber, actor Morris Chestnut and our partners, our ENDTHEBACKLOG campaign highlighted on CNN, Minnesota says NO MORE, and more!
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Recovery on Yellow Brick Road, Part 1

What can the Wizard of Oz tell you about how to manage your recovery? A lot!
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News Roundup: The Latest on the Rape Kit Backlog

Since we’ve relaunched ENDTHEBACKLOG.org, news has been pouring in about the rape kit backlog across the country. Journalists are uncovering backlogs, jurisdictions are implementing reforms to track and test rape kits and citizens are taking action.

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1in6 Thursday: Welcoming in 2014

As we close out on 2013, I am enormously proud of the organization’s many accomplishments over the past 12 months and I look forward to the next!
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