Monthly Archives: December 2011

HELP WANTED, Please

   We are seeking a volunteer to transfer approximately 700 e-addresses from our old website to our new one.  Willing individuals may contract Trisha@simplyalmond.com Thank you for considering!

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For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

A rape victim in Mogadishu hides her identity. Aid workers say there has been a free-for-all of armed men preying upon women and girls displaced by famine. by Jeffrey Gettlemen MOGADISHU, Somalia — The girl’s voice dropped to a hush … Continue reading

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ACTIVIST SPOTLIGHT: Mona Eltahawy

by Mona Eltahawy The last thing I remember before the riot police surrounded me was punching a man who had groped me. Who the hell thinks of copping a feel as you’re taking shelter from bullets? Another man tried to protect … Continue reading

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Mick Foley Campaigns Against Sexual Violence

Legendary wrestler Mick Foley talks about volunteering on the hotline for RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, and describes the feeling of talking to a victim in need.

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Government Shocked By Depressing Rape Statistics We All Learned About in College

By Erin Gloria Ryan Government officials are agog at the results of a survey that found that 1 in 5 women have been victims of rape or attempted rape, and that the number of rapes reported to authorities are dwarfed … Continue reading

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Meet Our 2012 Producer & Directors!

RENEE McKENNA – Producer, V-Day Petaluma 2012 Renee has been involved in V-Day Petaluma since 2009, beginning with cast roles in The Vagina Monologues, and stepping up to Assistant Producer in 2011.  This year she moves into “the big league” as … Continue reading

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Become a 2012 ({V}) Sponsor!

Join us this ({V})Season in the effort to raise awarenss and end violence against women and girls by becoming a ({V})Day Petaluma 2012 Sponsor! Our beneficiaries this year are Guided To Safety (90%)(www.GuidedToSafety.org) and ({V})Day’s 2012 Spotlight group The Women of … Continue reading

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Condoms With Teeth Fight Rape In South Africa

by Kat Hannaford Over 30,000 Rape-Axe condoms are being handed out free at South Africa’s World Cup. While they won’t stop rape, the condoms (worn by women) have jagged-teeth inside to tear penises up, and can only be removed by … Continue reading

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