3-2-1: Three steps toward our "new day on the horizon"
3. National Trafficking Awareness Day
Human and sex trafficking continues to flourish in the U.S. and around the world. On Thursday, we recognize the 8th annual National Trafficking Awareness Day and advocate for the passage of the bipartisan Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). This bill will close a loophole that enables individuals who exploit individuals to escape liability for knowingly facilitating trafficking. Call your members of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor the bill. Share your belief that human exploitation is unacceptable!
2. The Growing Issue of Cyberstalking
Technology plays a major and growing role in modern-day stalking. Everyday activities, such as updating a Facebook status, tweeting, or using the GPS on your phone, can be misused by abusers to “stalk, harass, surveil, and control victims.” The Safety Net Project provides resources to help people better understand how technology can be used to endanger victims and offers guidance on steps survivors can take to defend themselves against this personal violation. Listen to a survivor’s story and go to techsafety.org to learn more about this growing issue.
1. Time's Up!
In the past few months, the actions of millions of women have uplifted and empowered us all. JWI stands with the women who wore black at yesterday's Golden Globes: We know that it will take all of us working together to create the paradigm shift that is so desperately needed in our society. Stand with us as we work to ensure the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and push for true gender equity for all.
And for you...
Read, watch, and be inspired by Oprah Winfrey's seismic speech from last night's Golden Globes awards, where she declared that "...a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women...and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me too" again."