Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Day 2 – Companion App

    #30DaysOfAction Walking Home Companion Until we live in a world that is safe from trans and gender non-conforming street harassment/violence, we will need a few tools to help us feel safer.  Thanks to CompanionApp, you will, as they advertise, “never walk home alone again.”  Companion is a FREE app that is available for both iPhones […]

  • #30 Days of Action

    …to Reduce Violence Against Transgender and Gender Non-binary People November 2016 Take Action! November 1, 2016 – Bullying November 2, 2016 – Companion App November 3, 2016 – Homelessness November 4, 2016 – Get a GED November 5, 2016 – Help systems to be trauma-informed November 6, 2016 – Support raising minimum wage November 7, […]

  • 5 ways to give on #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday (11.29.16) harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities.  We appreciate your generosity and commitment to reducing violence within the transgender community. Here are 5 ways you can contribute to FORGE: Amazon Smile. You shop. Amazon Gives. Signing up is […]

  • Day 1 – Bullying

    #30DaysOfAction According to the 2011 Injustice at Every Turn report, 78% of those who expressed a transgender identity or gender non-conformity while in school (K-12) experienced harassment, 35% were physically assaulted, and 12% were sexually assaulted. Bullying has long-term implications as well: 15% of those harassed trans kids left school before earning their diploma, lowering […]

  • Gender-Integrated Shelters: Experience and Advice

    With the Violence Against Women Act’s new nondiscrimination provisions, more and more domestic violence shelters are considering expanding to serve all genders of survivors. Some shelters have housed male, transgender, and non-binary residents alongside non-trans women for years. How have they fared? What barriers did they have to overcome? What advice do they have for […]

  • National Baseline Assessment of Shelters on Serving Transgender Survivors

    Do you work for a domestic violence agency?  Does your agency provide shelter?   If yes, we’d love to hear from you! FORGE, a national transgender anti-violence organization that serves as a training and technical assistance provider for the Office on Violence Against Women, would like to invite you to be part of a national effort […]

  • FORGE launches new victim services

    PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORGE receives $72,668 in funding to provide new services and supports for SE Wisconsin transgender and non-binary victims of crime [Milwaukee, WI]– FORGE is initiating new services for SE Wisconsinites who are transgender or non-binary and who have experienced crime as a result of a new Victims of Crime Act […]

  • Support group facilitators: We want to hear from you!

    Have you facilitated one or more support groups for sexual assault survivors?  Do you know others who have? If yes, we’d like to hear from you! By sharing your experiences, you will be contributing your expertise to the creation of more resources for support group facilitators who work with sexual assault survivors. FORGE is creating […]

  • Raliance funded support group facilitators project

    September 19, 2016 In times of massive social and political change, people often wish for a guide that explains what is happening, why it is happening, and how they are supposed to cope. With Raliance funding, FORGE is setting out to create just that for sexual assault services – specifically, why and how to create […]

  • FORGE receives grant from Raliance

    June 30, 2016 michael munson, Executive Director AskFORGE [at] forge-forward [dot] org PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORGE Receives $49,911 in funding to develop resources on providing gender-inclusive support groups for diverse sexual assault survivors Grant from Raliance, New Collaborative Initiative to End Sexual Violence in One Generation [Milwaukee, WI]– FORGE has been selected to […]