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Highlighting NO MORE Day in the Media

Wednesday, March 13, marked the public launch of NO MORE, a national movement to end domestic violence and sexual assault. The coverage of the event has been overwhelming, and we know many of you want to know more about the day’s events and this important movement. We’ve compiled some of the initial articles about the launch that we’ve been reading here at Joyful Heart so that you can check them out too and get excited about coming together to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault. From the NO MORE congressional briefing to our meeting with the Vice President, from Mariska's inspiring speech at the National Press Club to the Washington Wizards saying NO MORE, there's plenty to read about.
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A Call to Men: #IWILLSPEAKUP

October 30, 2017 | BY Maile M. Zambuto, National Chief Executive Officer, Joyful Heart Foundation and Ted Bunch, Co-Founder, A CALL TO MEN | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Every day, a new story about sexual assault, abuse, and harassment emerges. We are witnessing survivors coming forward to share their personal stories in a way we have not seen before. Celebrities, our friends, our sisters, our daughters, and ourselves—are speaking out about these experiences. From the simple yet powerful #MeToo to women’s detailed personal accounts in news stories and op-eds, this violence is at the forefront of our attention. The volume of the conversation is way up, getting louder, and showing no sign of stopping. It is inescapable.

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Our Perspective: Texas Rape Kit Reform Paves Way for Justice for Survivors

July 31, 2017 | BY Camille Beredjick | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

In June 2017, Texas became the first state in the nation to enact all of Joyful Heart’s six legislative pillars of comprehensive rape kit reform. We asked Ilse Knecht, Joyful Heart’s Director of Policy & Advocacy, what this legislative victory means for our work. Watch a video of her conversation with Christine Show, Digital Platforms Manager.

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Reflections on Wednesday Night’s SVU, the Stanford Case, and My Own Pursuit of Justice after Sexual Abuse

October 31, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Cases like this—and all that they represent—hit home for me in many ways. They touch me deeply as someone who has been immersed in these issues all of my life, as a survivor working to heal every day from the trauma of sexual violence, and as an advocate for my entire career.
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Enough.

October 24, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
ENOUGH to the beliefs and attitudes that misplace blame on survivors, excuse perpetrators, and allow institutions to look the other way.
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Caring for yourself or supporting someone else

October 14, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Over the past several days, we have heard and read many hurtful, disrespectful statements about sexual assault. People all over the country are speaking out and standing up to say ENOUGH to the beliefs and attitudes that misplace blame on survivors, excuse perpetrators, and allow institutions to look the other way.
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The Stanford Survivor Has a Name. It's "My Hero."

June 10, 2016 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Maile Zambuto, Joyful Heart CEO, responds to Stanford.
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TALK San Francisco: Untested Rape Kits

Monday, 30 May 2016
San Francisco, CA
On Wednesday, June 1st, our San Francisco Bay Area Committee held its second TALK SF event focused on the rape kit backlog.
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April: A Month of Healing, Education and Advocacy

As we and our community mobilizes with the renewed commitment to change these statistics—and create a world free of this violence—I wanted to share with you some of the exciting, hopeful, important work that’s happening at Joyful Heart this month.
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Last Night in Georgia

Last night, rape kit reform passed in Georgia. But our advocacy to bring meaningful rape kit reform around the country still carries on.
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