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Guest Blogger March 27, 2014

On Being Ready for Change: How I Learned How to Build a Movement for Change

In recent months I have read about sexual assault in military; sexual violence on college campuses; domestic violence tearing apart families, and children trapped in the sex industry. How do we build and strengthen the movement for change to end these harmful and dangerous problems?

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Cohort Stories March 24, 2014

The Last Girl in Frontier Idaho

During our journey in India, Ruchira Gupta, founder and director of Apne Aap, a grassroots organization working to end sex trafficking, shared her perspective on our movement to end violence. Ruchira probably had no idea that several of her simple statements would have such profound impact. Among the many moments, Ruchira’s focus on the “last girl” deeply informed and radically transformed our work at the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence as well as my own vision of leadership.

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MEV Insights March 20, 2014

Strategic Thinking with Norma Wong

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in the first day of a two-day strategic thinking workshop hosted by Move to End Violence and taught by Norma Wong.

It was an intense day and I felt filled to the brim with information and ideas. Here are the five things that stood out to me from the training:

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Cohort Stories March 13, 2014

Oh, the radical places we will go!

“We take young girls to a place more radical than their home,” said Ruchira Gupta, founder and director of Apne Aap, speaking to our cohort with Move to End Violence in Kolkata, a whole new way of seeing the world through truth telling with young people on structural oppressions, power, and privilege. 

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MEV Insights March 13, 2014

Movement Making in a New America

As part of our ongoing effort to engage in exchanges with other movement leaders, Move to End Violence hosted a virtual fireside chat in September with immigrant rights leaders Ana Avendaño, Gaby Pacheco and Pramila Jayapal (Read about highlights from this virtual fireside chat or 

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