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Crip Camp

“For 25 days in April 1977, a group of roughly 150 disability rights activists took over the fourth floor of a federal building in San Francisco. They would not leave, they said, until President Jimmy Carter’s administration agreed to implement a four-year-old law protecting the rights of people with disabilities.” Contributing to this civil disobedience… [ Read More ]


Sex Education Matters  Series (Part One)

  This is part of a series of blogs for Sex Ed For All Month and International Masturbation Month. Amanda is a Sexual Health Educator, Sex Therapist, and Violence Preventionist at MCEDSV, hoping to generate a conversation to discuss increasing access to age-appropriate, evidence-based, accurate, and affirming sexual health information  I carry with me stories… [ Read More ]




A Message From The Survivor Law Clinic

Greetings, We want to share the best wishes of all of us at the Survivor Law Clinic and the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence.  The world feels a bit turned upside down for many of us right now, and we wanted to assure you that our team has mobilized to work remotely… [ Read More ]


The Hidden Epidemic

    Indigenous nations and their citizens are facing a crisis caused by continued colonization. Indigenous women and girls are targets for violence at astounding rates; unfortunately,  this is widely unknown to others outside of the circles with connection to the community or the work. Over 500 distinct Nations exist within the boundaries of the… [ Read More ]


MCEDSV’s Official Statement On Jail and Prison Release and COVID-19

Contact: Sarah Prout-Rennie, JD MCEDSV Executive Director Sarah.proutrennie@mcedsv.org (517) 347-7000 EXT 14   ###  PRESS RELEASE April 6, 2020 For Immediate Release   MCEDSV STATEMENT ON JAIL AND PRISON RELEASE and COVID-19 The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) represents over 73 domestic and sexual assault shelters and service providers. On behalf… [ Read More ]


Dealing With The Death Of An Offender

On January 26th, 2020, nine people – including basketball star Kobe Bryant, and his daughter Gianna – died in a horrific helicopter crash. While most of the world is mourning the loss of a basketball star and legend, others are struggling to navigate the complexities of Bryant’s legacy. Doting father (#girldad), loving husband, racial equity… [ Read More ]


Arab, Muslim, and Dating?

*Blog Disclaimer* MCEDSV values the voices of all survivors. We acknowledge the power and change that can be created with perspective sharing based on one’s personal identities and experiences. It is our hope that after engaging with various narratives and perspectives, individuals are able to challenge their own belief systems and feel empowered to self-reflect… [ Read More ]


Who I had and Who I Wish I’d had.

*Blog Disclaimer* MCEDSV values the voices of all survivors. We acknowledge the power and change that can be created with perspective sharing based on one’s personal identities and experiences. It is our hope that after engaging with various narratives and perspectives, individuals are able to challenge their own belief systems and feel empowered to self-reflect… [ Read More ]


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