End Violence Against Women

End Violence Against Women

The various forms of violence against women are deep. When women are not protected, the results are broken homes and communities. Daily we share awareness, news, resources and information to help end violence against women.

We are a group of advocates, survivors and professionals who daily share on social media and in person about awareness, news, resources and information to help end violence against women.

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The Joyous Recovery - Levellers Press 05/13/2021

The Joyous Recovery - Levellers Press

LUNDY BANCROFT !!

The Joyous Recovery - Levellers Press The Joyous Recovery: A New Approach to Emotional Healing and Wellness is a path back to yourself. In this new book, Lundy Bancroft reveals where healing comes from — including crucial pieces that current approaches to recovery are missing. You’ll learn: • why “self-help” so often fails, in...

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Please share this information with anyone working or volunteering in Indigenous communities.
THANK YOU!!

NEW RESOURCE 🌳 📖 From the Roots Up: An Overview of Shelter and Advocacy Program Development in Indian Country. Check it out in NIWRC's resource library to learn more about program development that makes consistent connections between the root causes of violence and the way their programs work.

View here: https://bit.ly/3tqkgMV

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It is called boundaries AND no one should be punished for having them. 🙌🏾

It is called boundaries AND no one should be punished for having them. 🙌🏾

44 Attorneys General Ask Facebook to Ditch Instagram for Children 05/13/2021

44 Attorneys General Ask Facebook to Ditch Instagram for Children

Makes sense!

44 Attorneys General Ask Facebook to Ditch Instagram for Children Dozens of attorneys general want Facebook to ditch its plans to create an Instagram version for kids due to safety concerns.

How To Tell If Your Guy Is A Misogynist | Everyday Health 05/13/2021

How To Tell If Your Guy Is A Misogynist | Everyday Health

Write.it.down.

https://www.everydayhealth.com/healthy-living/how-tell-your-guy-misogynist/

How To Tell If Your Guy Is A Misogynist | Everyday Health Find out how to tell if your guy is a misogynist. Discover tips for spotting men who secretly hate women and how to get rid of the misogynist in your life. The latest hot topics from LifeScript.com.

5 Ways to Support a Loved One Recovering From Complex Trauma 05/12/2021

5 Ways to Support a Loved One Recovering From Complex Trauma

5 Ways to Support a Loved One Recovering From Complex Trauma

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Join the Minnesota Indian Women's S*xual Assault Coalition in a virtual Mini-TA Series: Ending S*x Trafficking in Indian Country and Alaska.

May 12, 19, and 26th at 2pm CDT (also available on Facebook Live on the MIWSAC page).

To learn more and to register by computer/laptop:
https://bit.ly/33yL7vR
One registration covers all sessions.

Please Don’t Freak Out If I Open Up to You About My Suicidal Thoughts 05/11/2021

Please Don’t Freak Out If I Open Up to You About My Suicidal Thoughts

May is Mental Health Awareness month.

Please Don’t Freak Out If I Open Up to You About My Suicidal Thoughts

05/09/2021
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Thank you to all of the advocates, tribal leaders, and allies who joined the 2021 National Week of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls! We are disappointed with the issues on Instagram, but please keep lifting the voices of surviving families and calling for action for MMIWG!

In case you missed it, check our website for recordings of all events: niwrc.org/mmiwgnatlweek21 #MMIWGActionNow #MMIWG #NoMoreStolenSisters

05/08/2021

TRUTH 🙌🏾

When we are in the throes of biochemical addiction and trauma bonding, the narcissist often seems so utterly attractive and elusive...a real catch.⁠

But, once you start healing and the addictions and trauma begin to fade, you begin to see the narcissist for who they are. ⁠

You see them as the liar they are, the cheater they are. You stop making excuses and justifications for their sketchy ways. You stop viewing them as having a hurt inner child and begin to understand that they need to be held accountable for their relationship crimes. ⁠

You stop feeling sorry for them..., and you begin to see that you're the one who needs your kindness and understanding. Not them.⁠

The truth of who they are becomes so loud; you can no longer deny it. Their true self becomes so unattractive; you would never consider going back to them.⁠

To begin dissolving your addiction to the narcissist and navigating your first steps to freedom after narcissistic abuse, join the free 14 Day Beginner's Roadmap and Recovery Course. Includes free seating in my popular masterclass, 7 Proven Steps to Break the Narcissistic Spell.

Sign up with this link:⁠

https://bit.ly/BeginnersRoadmap

Your friend on the journey ❤❤❤⁠

#narcissisticabuserecovery #selfhealers #neveragain

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A person who genuinely cares about you will care about your feelings, too.

They will try to help you feel emotionally safe. They’ll let you talk about your feelings; what things make you feel bad and what makes you feel good.

You’ll be able to share things without getting the third degree.

You’ll feel understood and cared for, even if things get a little bumpy sometimes because a person who cares about you will try to protect your precious heart at all costs.

Narcissists often start out by saying things that make you feel understood. Things like, “I get that” or “I completely agree”.

Then, it turns to something like, “This is my opinion and I think it’s healthy to keep an open mind about it, implying that if you don’t keep an open mind about something (p**n, for example), then you’re not healthy.

Narcissists will eventually make you believe you’re being too sensitive, too rigid, too “cry-baby” about everything. They’ll often openly admit to not reading those email/text tsunamis you sent them because they’ve grown tired of hearing about your feelings.

Then, the things they once loved about you will become the bane of their existence. Where they once liked that you play violin (for example), now they mock you and criticize your talent.

That you are moved to tears by animal rights or a beautiful piece of music is now cause for ridicule where they once commended you on your big heart.

These things will NEVER happen with someone who truly cares. Your feelings will matter, and YOU will matter.

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Narcissistic relationships leave you feeling broken and afraid to trust again. My THRIVE program can help you reconnect with yourself and rediscover the joy you once found in things you were forced to let go of in your toxic relationship(s). You’ll learn to get comfortable staying in alignment with your values and your worth. You’ll even prepare yourself for real love (if that’s part of your ultimate plan).

Visit the link for more details on THRIVE:

https://bit.ly/331a4j7

Sending love. Xo

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Sign Petition: ICE detainees are reportedly being surgically sterilized while they sleep. 05/06/2021

Sign Petition: ICE detainees are reportedly being surgically sterilized while they sleep.

UNACCEPTABLE!!

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/150/068/461/?src=ar_facebook_ads&campaign=sign_150068461-23845748760740630&fbclid=IwAR1-MoWACxjMQatOEBDRXFSFeIvquMyyytkGdqoeHVM71oBIZXYX1jMg9A4

Sign Petition: ICE detainees are reportedly being surgically sterilized while they sleep. According to the UN, this is a form of genocide. (64682 signatures on petition)

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Deb Haaland Is Plowing Ahead With Tackling Violence Against Native Women 05/06/2021

Deb Haaland Is Plowing Ahead With Tackling Violence Against Native Women

A force NOT to be reckoned with! Well done 👏🏾

Deb Haaland Is Plowing Ahead With Tackling Violence Against Native Women The interior secretary is forming a commission to study the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, weeks after launching a unit to investigate ...

05/06/2021
A Proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021 | The White House 05/06/2021

A Proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021 | The White House

WELL DONE!! 👏🏾

“ My Administration has also committed to effectively implement the requirements of Savanna’s Act and the Not Invisible Act, legislation focused on combating the issues surrounding missing or murdered Indigenous persons. The Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives continues to convene the Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Health and Human Services, to address the issues from a combined public health–public safety partnership. Furthering the efforts of the task force, the White House Council on Native American Affairs will bring together all relevant Federal agencies to work with Tribal Nations on exploring additional ways to enhance prevention efforts and improve access to safety and justice.”

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/05/04/a-proclamation-on-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-persons-awareness-day-2021/?fbclid=IwAR2uvcS9r4u5g4la1bNMX_yOLJvJF-TJGBLZnM8-WNC9N5pxt6gaIUj2v2Q

A Proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021 | The White House Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing.  On Missing and Murdered

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#MMIW #MMIWG #MissingandMurderedIndigenousWomen
#NoMoreStolenSisters #EndViolenceAgainstNativeWomen

Not one more stolen relative. We need action now to end the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two spirit people.

Thank you to Rising Hearts for organizing the virtual Running for Justice, starting today through May 9. Visit their page to register and help demand action for this national crisis!

Our hearts our heavy here at NIWRC after this important National Day of Awareness for MMIWG, but we will not stop the fight to protect our people. Keep pushing! Thank you for lifting Indigenous voices!

#mmiwgactionnow #mmir #nomorestolensisters

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TODAY!! Please listen in to learn more about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

#MMIW #MMIR #NoMoreStolenSisters #GoneButNotForgotten #EndViolenceAgainstNativeWomen

Join us later today, May 5 at 1 p.m. CT as we join @NIWRC and @AKNWRC for #MMIWGActionNow Twitter Chat.

Follow along on Twitter on @NIWRC's page!

SAY HER NAME, The Trailer. #MMIW crisis' epicenter! 05/05/2021

SAY HER NAME, The Trailer. #MMIW crisis' epicenter!

Please view to learn more about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

#MMIW #MMIR #NoMoreStolenSisters #GoneButNotForgotten #EndViolenceAgainstNativeWomen

SAY HER NAME, The Trailer. #MMIW crisis' epicenter! Bighorn County, MT, with fewer than 14,000 residents, has the highest per capita rates of MMIW cases in the US. Say Her Name is the real “Big Sky” story, not...

05/05/2021

Sahnish Scouts of North Dakota

May 5th is National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

#MMIW #NoMoreStolenSisters #SahnishScoutsofND

Sahnish Scouts of North Dakota We represent the missing who can not cry out for justice, It is our duty to do it for them!

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TODAY WE WEAR RED!!

Help bring awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. May 5th is National Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Day!

#MMIW #MMIR #NoMoreStolenSisters #GoneButNotForgotten #EndViolenceAgainstNativeWomen

TODAY WE WEAR RED!!

Help bring awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. May 5th is National Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Day!

#MMIW #MMIR #NoMoreStolenSisters #GoneButNotForgotten #EndViolenceAgainstNativeWomen

Photos from David Begnaud's post 05/05/2021

WELL DONE!!!

Help Me Bring My Child Home #bringhimhome, organized by Haley Loi 05/04/2021

Help Me Bring My Child Home #bringhimhome, organized by Haley Loi

Please donate and share.
This is a wonderful group of survivors and we all have a chance to help bring change for a fellow survivor and child. Even if just $5, with enough of us donating, we can reach this goal!!! 🙏🏾

#JusticeforJames #JusticeforR #SurvivorsUnited

Help Me Bring My Child Home #bringhimhome, organized by Haley Loi "Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, & brave… Haley Loi needs your support for Help Me Bring My Child Home #bringhimhome

My Story

As a child, I witnessed my mother experience domestic violence. Growing up, I was physically, mentally, emotionally and sexually abused by some family members. Through the years, I’ve seen friends and family in relationships with abusive partners. As a young adult, I’ve been in a variety of abusive and toxic relationships.

In 2017, I endured an abusive relationship by a sociopath still active and free today. Like many other victims and survivors, there has been no justice for what I experienced. Up until then, I had never been with a partner so abusive and toxic. Included in the abuse was daily physical intimidation, psychological abuse, emotional abuse, financial abuse, spiritual abuse, sexual assault, stalking and harassing. To this day, my abuser creates fake profiles to stalk and attempt to “hoover” me back into his madness. On a regular basis, he has “flying monkeys” who also create fake profiles to troll or stalk to inform him of my location, activities and relationships. Through proxy, those who believe his lies and are easily manipulated into trying to befriend me so he can try to gain back his control, manipulate, harass and send messages to me.

My separation, recovery and continued process of healing has been different from anything I have ever been through. In the beginning, I experienced symptoms I struggled to understand. He had become my drug and I struggled to stay away. There was a constant dynamic of separation and reunion. No matter what he did to me, I would go running back to him or allow him back into my life. Many promises he made were broken. In the beginning I believed I was safe with him and he would protect me, yet in the end he was exactly who I needed to be protected from. The amount of affairs he had during our relationship were countless and he denied or lied about each one. Often the confrontations were met with playing victim or head games, accompanied with questions and doubts of my mental and emotional well being. Through it all he swore we were soulmates, constantly professed his love and desire to get married. After months of darkness I reached out for help and realized my abuser is a narcissist/sociopath. Early attempts for help and intervention failed as he seemed to be more successful with his campaigns to smear, discredit, minimize, deny or intimidate me to being quiet of his true nature. Despite all he has done to me, and does to others, there is an unwavering core of toxic and dysfunctional group of people who believe and follow him. These people defend, coddle, minimize and support my abuser to this day.