5th Annual Technology Summit Hosted by The Safety Net Team at the National Network to End Domestic Violence

Technology Summit Description This unique 3-day training summit focuses on the intersection of technology and domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking. Covering a wide range of technology-related issues, this conference will be helpful to advocates, law enforcement, and legal professionals who work with survivors of abuse. Vera’s very own Leslie Myers and Rachel Gibson… Read more »

Hospitality and Disability: A new initiative from the ADA National Network

The ADA National Network has launched a new initiative to promote accessibility and opportunity for people with disabilities in the hospitality industry. This new online resource speaks to the hospitality industry about creating access for people with disabilities, providing trainings and resources about how to be welcoming to guest with disabilities. The website also provides… Read more »

Stop Street Harassment Launches National Hotline

In July 2016, as a partnership with Defend Yourself and Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the organization Stop Street Harassment launched the first ever National Street Harassment Hotline. Gender-based street harassment affects at least 65% of women and 25% of men in the United States. This new hotline is meant for anyone who… Read more »

New report released: “Making it Work Initiative On Gender and Disability Inclusion”

A new report “Making it Work Initiative on Gender and Disability Inclusion: Advancing equity for women and girls with disabilities” was released in October 2015. Produced by Handicap International in France, this effort brought together a Gender and Disability Global Technical Advisory Committee, consisting mostly of women with disabilities, to identify programs and activities throughout… Read more »