April 9, 2014 Today the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) released its long-awaited FAQs on how it will be implementing the new law forbidding any Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)-funded entity from discriminating on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. FORGE is extremely pleased with the guidance. The following summarizes what we […]
FORGE’s Executive Director michael munson was published by the Huffington Post on April 8, as part of a Sexual Assault Awareness Month series coordinated by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The article, “Transgender Sexual Violence Survivors Are Slipping Through the System,” also features four portraits from the FORGE Espavo Project, which features photographs and […]
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Follow us on Twitter (@FORGEForward) to see highlighted FORGE resources, as well as re-tweets from other organizations related to transgender survivors and loved ones.
FORGE Fellow Syd Robinson Honored by Trans 100 FORGE is proud to announce that Syd Robinson, one of FORGE’s eight 2014 Fellows, was listed in this year’s Trans 100, an annual listing of transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from across the country who are actively working to improve the lives of people in the trans […]
Join us on April 10, 2014 for a free webinar: Medical and Forensic Considerations in Caring for Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors Navigating medical services and advocacy with transgender survivors may be uncharted territory for forensic nurses and advocates. Transgender sexual assault victims may differ from other survivors in body configurations, high levels of polyvictimization, increased […]