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Format: 2019-09-16
Format: 2019-09-16

Finding My Voice Made Me Stronger

Guest Blogger Danielle Tudor led the battle to overturn the statute of limitations on rape in the state of Oregon and require that parole boards spend more time with victims and their family members.

My name is Danielle Tudor, and I live in Portland Oregon, where I grew up.   In 1979, when I was only 17, I was raped by an intruder in my own home.

20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act

This past weekend marked the twentieth anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Making a Difference; Volunteering for CourtWatch

I started volunteering as a CourtWatch observer this past January, and it’s now something I look forward to doing every time my shift comes up—usually every other Friday afternoon at the Regional Justice Center in Kent. I observe sentencing hearings because those are what take place on Fridays.

Campus Sexual Assaults - Awareness Grows

The topic of campus sexual assaults has become a focus of our national conversation about safety and violence against women. As this issue gets more attention, more and more victims* of sexual assault are coming forward and reporting their assaults to campus officials and local police departments.  In many ways, this is a welcome change. Sexual assault is a sadly under-reported crime, with an estimated 60 percent of assaults going unreported (RAINN.org).

Violence Against Women

 

#YesAllWomen

It CAN be done!

“It can’t be done!” How many times have those words been spoken and a dream halted? How many times have you looked a naysayer square in the eye and stated “I will find a way?" It is a challenge like this that motivates me to think differently; to lose sleep; to dig my heels in and prove them wrong. I’m not defiant, I’m really not. But I have the determination of a bulldog! And that is how Project360 was born.

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