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BWJP Presents: Taking Back Control

BWJP Presents: Taking Back Control

By The Battered Women's Justice Project

This is a podcast brought to you by BWJP. BWJP is the national resource center on civil and criminal justice responses to gender based violence. In this podcast we will bring together advocates from across the country to talk about the importance of centering survivor stories in the work of gender based violence.
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BWJP Presents: Taking Back Control Oct 29, 2021

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Raising the Voices of Latinas During Hispanic Heritage Month

Raising the Voices of Latinas During Hispanic Heritage Month

BWJP would like to invite you to join us this month as we celebrate and raise the voices and experiences of Latinas at the intersection of gender-based violence (GBV) in observance of Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month. As the leading national nonprofit at the intersection of GBV and the law, we work to move the needle providing support, education, and innovation to advocates, systems professionals, and policy experts. It is one of our greatest priorities to center the experiences and voices of historically marginalized communities to ensure their specific needs are seen, heard, and met.

Joining the conversation today are four incredible Latina staff members from BWJP:


Kesimy Medina (she/her)

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT


Lumarie Orozco, MA (she/her)

PROJECT DIRECTOR, FIREARMS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT


Maritza Valdez Fagin, MPA (she/her)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF GRANTS MANAGEMENT, EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Maria Jose Fletcher, Esq. (she/her)

PROJECT DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CENTER ON SYSTEMS CHANGE AND POLICY

Sep 22, 202354:48
Behind Closed Doors: Unmasking the Lethal Link Between Firearms and Domestic Violence

Behind Closed Doors: Unmasking the Lethal Link Between Firearms and Domestic Violence

Did you know the risk of homicide increases by at least 500% when a firearm is present? This means that a woman is five times more likely to be killed by her partner when the partner has access to a firearm. June is National Gun Violence Awareness Month, and BWJP has an all-star lineup of experts in intimate partner violence and firearms to shed light on this deadly crisis.

  • Rob Valente, Interim Director of the National Center on Gun Violence in Relationships
  • Alicia Nichols, Deputy Director of the National Center on Gun Violence in Relationships
  • Monica Player, Director of the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit
  • Sarah Hur Attorney Advisor for the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit
  • Lumarie Orozco Director of the Firearms Technical Assistance Project
  • Rachel Graber Deputy Director of the Firearms Technical Assistance Project


Find out more: www.bwjp.org

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May 31, 202349:18
How Organizations Can Support Staff Who Are Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
May 12, 202338:28
The Impact of IPV on Kids
Jan 13, 202335:07
Celebrating Bisexual+ Survivors
Oct 24, 202219:21
Codifying Coercive Control
Oct 17, 202233:02
Coercive Control in Washington State
Sep 30, 202228:29
The Open Secret
Sep 30, 202218:34
Justice for Survivors Charged With Crimes
Mar 25, 202228:14
Teens Deserve Protection Too

Teens Deserve Protection Too

Teens and young people deserve to be safe from abusive behaviors. Did you know that most jurisdictions have a separate process for teens to receive protection orders? In this episode, we talk with BWJP Attorney-Advisor Sarah Henry about what the National Center on Protective Orders and Full Faith and Credit does to help teens and their families understand the laws around protection orders. 

Find your jurisdiction's law around teens and protection orders: https://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/states-allowing-juveniles-access-protection-orders.html

Need help? Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 or Love is Respect, the teen dating violence resource at 1.866.331.9474 or www.loveisrespect.org. You can also reach out to BWJP’s National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit at (800) 903-0111 x 2.

Want to know more? Find us at bwjp.org. On Instagram: @batteredwomensjusticeproject. Twitter: @BatteredWomenJP


Feb 25, 202224:31
Using Our Platform to Inform Policy
Feb 25, 202226:15
The Loyalty Trap: Black Woman, Domestic Violence and Firearms
Nov 22, 202141:00
The Lived Perspectives of Latina Survivors

The Lived Perspectives of Latina Survivors

Rosario de la Torre es Co-directora de apoyo a las familias y participación comunitaria de la organización Esperanza United. Rosario a dedicado su vida profesional a ser intercesora de las mujeres latinas sobrevivientes de violencia de género y a abogar por la comunidad.  A raíz de su labor, Rosario conoce las deficiencias del sistema y sus limitaciones en cuanto a la comunidad latina se refiere.  En este episodio, moderado por Ana Martínez-Mullen de BWJP, Rosario explora la realidad de la comunidad latina y profundiza en cómo el sistema puede servir mejor a las mujeres latinas y sus familias.

Este episodio está grabado en español.

Rosario de la Torre is Co-director of Family Advocacy and Community Engagement for Esperanza United. As a lifelong advocate for Latina women, she understands where the gaps in the systems exist for Latina women. In this episode, guest hosted by BWJP’s very own Anadelle Martinez, Rosario takes a deep dive into how the system can better serve Latina women and their families.

This episode is recorded in Spanish.

Oct 29, 202137:48
How we can better serve victim-survivors who identify as LGBTQ.
Oct 29, 202135:34
Reclaiming Bodily Sovereignty

Reclaiming Bodily Sovereignty

Centering the stories of Native women and girls are essential because they are disproportionately impacted by intimate partner violence. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Corrine Sanchez of Tewa Women United to dig deeper in what it means to reclaim bodily sovereignty for Native women and girls.

Find Dr. Sanchez at TewaWomenUnited.org 

Want to learn more about Taking Back Control? Email us at technicalassistance@bwjp.org or check out our website www.bwjp.org.

Oct 15, 202137:40
Centering the Stories of the Hmong Community

Centering the Stories of the Hmong Community

In this episode, we talk to Kabzuag Vaj, Co-Executive Director of Freedom, Inc. Kabzuag is a longtime advocate and proud Hmong-American who has spent her life working to build collective power and social change. We talk to her about the intersection of firearms and domestic violence and the different ways in which communities can tell their stories. 

Want to know more about Kabzuag? Find her at Freedom-inc.org. Twitter: @aboutfreedominc

Want to learn more about Taking Back Control? Email us at technicalassistance@bwjp.org or check out our website www.bwjp.org.

Oct 08, 202129:35
Hearing the Authentic Voices of Black Women

Hearing the Authentic Voices of Black Women

Advocates across the country have been doing some amazing work in culturally specific communities. Antonia Drew Vann, Director and Founder of the The Asha Project, has been working with black survivors of domestic violence for over 30 years. In this episode, we dive into the importance of culturally specific services and why the movement needs to hear the authentic voices of black women. 

Find Antonia Drew Vann at Ashafamilyservices.org; Find We Are Here MKE at weareheremke.org. 

Want to learn more about Taking Back Control? Email us at technicalassistance@bwjp.org or check out our website www.bwjp.org. 

Oct 08, 202143:18
The Stories That We Tell

The Stories That We Tell

In this episode, we talk with BWJP Chief Strategy Officer Dr. Sujata Warrier about the history of the advocacy movement and the importance of using your privilege to lift up others. 

Reach out to Dr. Warrier at swarrier@bwjp.org.

Find BWJP at www.bwjp.org. Twitter: @BatteredWomenJP Instagram: @BatteredWomensJusticeProject

Oct 01, 202132:16
Organizational Shifts and How to Bring Your Whole Self to Your Work

Organizational Shifts and How to Bring Your Whole Self to Your Work

Welcome to Episode 1 of BWJP Present's Taking Back Control. In this inaugural episode, we talk to BWJP CEO Amy Sanchez about the importance of bringing your full self to the table and the importance of amplifying the voices of marginalized survivors of gender-based-violence. 

Find Amy at ASanchez@bwjp.org. www.bwjp.org 

IG: @batteredwomensjusticeproject

Twitter: @BatteredWomenJP

Oct 01, 202133:08
BWJP Presents Taking Back Control

BWJP Presents Taking Back Control

BWJP is proud to present a new podcast that shines a light on gender-based violence. Join us as we talk to advocates from across the United State's about their role as advocates and what systems can do to truly help survivors. 

Find us online! www.bwjp.org Twitter: @batteredwomenJP

Aug 24, 202101:39