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60 Percent of Americans Know a Survivor of Domestic Abuse or Sexual Assault: No More Excuses

September 24, 2013
Soraya Chemaly
Sixty percent of Americans know a survivor of domestic violence. One in three women (30 percent), one in seven men (14 percent) report living with intimate violence.
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1in6 Thursday: Why?

January 10, 2013 | BY 1in6org | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Why? We ask it all the time: Why is the sky blue? Why didn’t she call me back? Why do I have such a hard time being disciplined? Why did that man kill all those innocent children? Why did I get abused? It is the ultimate question resulting in what we hope to be the ultimate answer to bring us some form of closure and comfort. Sometimes it does, but most of the time we are left many years later asking the same questions and still wondering why. Today, Aaron explores this question.
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1in6 Thursday: "I'll Never Forgive You."

For several days, one sentence has continued to trouble me: "I'll never forgive you." Those words were spoken by the man identified only as Victim 4 at the Jerry Sandusky sentencing on October 9, 2012. His words say several things to me.
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1in6 Thursday: Ending Homophobia, One Brother at a Time

I remember the interview like it was yesterday. The year was 1984, and I was a oh-so-young, oh-so-green social work student conducting an interview with a veteran gay activist at our local GLBTQ center. (Mind you, many of those letters weren’t spoken of back then). I was 24 years-old, straight-define, and I literally quivered with nervousness at being, for the first time in my life, in queer-defined space. My purpose of the meeting—to research the history and advocacy of the centre for my studies in community development—belied my internal emotional state.

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1in6 Thursday: Ending Violence Against Men and Boys

I was telling a friend recently about my emotional reaction the first time I heard the Joyful Heart Foundation’s PSA that talks about about engaging men to "end violence against all people, men women and children."

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Featured Organization: Safe Horizon's Manhattan Child Advocacy Center

Whenever I think about child victims of sexual and physical abuse–and there are sadly so many thousands of them across this country–I start with the fact that not only are they our most vulnerable population, but they have also traditionally been terribly underserved by a criminal justice system designed for adult survivors.
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1in6 Thursday: Into Each Life...A Little Rain

The commencement speaker at my niece’s graduation this past weekend startled some in the audience when he noted that having to overcome adversity is a normal part of a achieving a fulfilling life.

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VIDEO: One Strong Ohana Launch

January 20th, 2012
Ed Morita
Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund hosted a tweetup at P.F. Chang’s to spread the word about the launch of its “One Strong Ohana” campaign.
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Poll on child abuse finds isle residents hold misconceptions

July 18th, 2011
Gene Park
In Hawaii, 64 percent of residents have difficulty recognizing child abuse, and 2 out of 3 would report abuse to Child Welfare Services if the child is a stranger. This is according to an unprecedented statewide study, released today, jointly commissioned by the Hawaii Children's Trust Fund and the Joyful Heart Foundation.
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