1 in 3 women have or will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. That’s a staggering statistic. Ophelia Metz is one of those women. When she opts to leave her cycle of violence, with her two children, she finds she has no place else to go, but into shelter. Sydell Thomas, a shelter worker, becomes Ophelia’s Advocate upon her arrival. Slowly, it is revealed that Sydell’s life is not unlike the lives of the women who come into shelter — it's closer than she thinks.

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  • 10/06/2019
    “There are so few convictions in the first place in the military,” he added. “Last year there were 108 convictions for sexual assault or rape in the military out of over 6,000 reports. So it’s really disheartening to see a conviction overturned on the whim of judges who weren’t even there for the trial.”read more »

  • 06/06/2019
    "Young said that she hopes people viewing the quilt this weekend realize that gender-based violence is an epidemic. Every 92 seconds someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. And people in the LGBTQIA community, specifically trans women of color, are at a higher risk than others of experiencing gender-based violence."read more »

  • 04/06/2019
    “At its core, violence against women and girls is the manifestation of a profound lack of respect ― a failure by men to recognize the inherent equality and dignity of women. It is an issue of fundamental human rights.”read more »

  • 27/05/2019
    "Mirasolo was given a plea deal for attempted third-degree criminal sexual conduct and served six and a half months in county jail. He served jail time again after being convicted of raping another victim between the ages of 13 and 15 years old in 2010."read more »

  • 20/05/2019
    "Rep. Raychel Proudie, a Democrat, quickly rebuked him. 'There is no such thing, no such thing as consensual rape,' she said to applause from the chamber."read more »

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