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MCEDSV Applauds U.S. House’s Votes for VAWA Reauthorization & to Support Services for Victims of Crime

Full PDF from MCEDSV: 2021 VAWA VOCA fix press release House   For immediate release: MCEDSV Applauds U.S. House’s Votes for VAWA Reauthorization & to Support Services for Victims of Crime The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) is thrilled that the U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to pass historic… [ Read More ]

Our Concerns with HB 4691

MCEDSV’s Concerns with Presumptive Joint Custody Legislative For decades, Michigan’s family courts have placed the best interests of Michigan’s children at the forefront of any custody decisions in cases where the parents are unable to agree. Presumptive joint custody would abandon the best interest factors analysis, in favor of a “one size fits all” approach…. [ Read More ]

How to Attend Coffee Hours

First impressions matter. Take a moment for a warm greeting. Legislators meet with a lot of people. Make sure to introduce yourself and share your connection to the district (where you live or work). Stay focused. Coffee hours are on a walk-in, first-come-first-served basis for most representatives, not by appointment. Plan to speak for 5… [ Read More ]

Ridesharing Safety

Ridesharing use is on the rise. But so are reports of sexual misconduct victimizing rideshare passengers. MCEDSV believes that ending sexual violence requires both prevention through education and awareness, as well as justice for survivors of sexual abuse by holding their perpetrators accountable. Some details in the following story have been changed for privacy reasons. … [ Read More ]

Where to eat during Facing Race – Detroit

Welcome to Detroit, host city for this year’s Facing Race Conference. The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) is excited to see the diverse group of this year’s attendees. And we want you to enjoy your stay in Detroit. I don’t know about you, but activism makes me hungry. Please allow me… [ Read More ]

Dispelling Title IX Myths

The Detroit News recently published the opinion piece “Roll Back the Title IX Madness.” Its author explained that he and his male classmates lived in fear on campus of being falsely accused of sexual assault. The piece advocated for trashing Title IX sexual harassment and sexual assault investigations as a solution. That’s wrong. Here’s why…. [ Read More ]

FGM in the US: Secretive Practice Exposed

Detroit, MI, April 26, 2017– On April 12, 2017 a Detroit physician, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was charged with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) under a Federal law passed in 1996 which makes this practice illegal in the United States. This is the first publicized case of its kind in the United States and will inevitably spark… [ Read More ]