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  • Survivors and Unsung Heroes: Advocating for Transgender People Behind Bars (NSAC)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Presented by Just Detention International Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, JDI Morgan Givens, Program Officer, JDI JDI Survivor Council Member Transgender Prisoner Advocate Transgender people are incarcerated at higher rates than other people, and once inside, face unacceptable risk of sexual abuse and harassment. Often forgotten and […]

  • We ALL need support: Best practices for gender-integrated support groups (NSAC)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Men, boys, transgender men/boys, transgender women/girls, and non-binary individuals experience high rates of sexual abuse and assault.  Survivors of all genders can benefit from group support services, helping them recognize they are not alone, providing space to share their story with others in a safe environment, and […]

  • Bathroom boogeymen: Reclaiming safety and decency for us all (TN Coalition)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A keynote at the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence’s 2017 Annual Conference Abstract: Transgender and non-binary individuals experience high rates of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and other forms of victimization.   Over the past few years, the public discourse has focused almost exclusively on which bathrooms transgender individuals have a right to […]

  • Sheltering Transgender Survivors (TN Coalition)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A workshop at the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence’s 2017 Annual Conference Abstract: Every survivor has a unique story. Yet, victim service agencies often know little about transgender survivors’ or their stories. This workshop will share qualitative survivor and provider experiences, as well as provide quantitative data about the barriers, needs, successes, […]

  • Transgender Domestic Violence: Developing New Strategies to Assist Survivors (panel)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    Since the rise of the Battered Women’s Movement in the 1970s, the United States has been at the forefront of providing legal protection and services to survivors of domestic violence. Unfortunately, transgender communities remain largely ignored by this movement. Research indicates that, despite experiencing similar or higher rates of domestic violence as compared to the […]