The Power and Control Wheel

Domestic abuse and sexual violence are both patterns of controlling behavior used within a relationship to maintain power and control by one partner over the other. The Power and Control Wheel (also known as The Duluth Model) is a tool that was developed by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP) In the 1980s based on the experiences of women survivors. This wheel shows the eight different behaviors that an abuser may use to maintain power.

R-Kelly Docu-series led to an increase in sexual assault reports

Lifetime’s R.kelly documentary series had a not-so suprising effect on survivors from all over. After the documentary’s release, RAINN, the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, saw a 27 percent increase of calls asking for help. The Lifetime series portrayed over 50 interviews with Kelly’s family, colleagues, and the survivors of his alleged abuse. 

5 Ways to Participate in the Season of Giving

The time between Thanksgiving and New Years is truly the season of giving. Whether that is donating to your favorite charity, or giving back to your community by volunteering, there are so many ways to give back. Are you looking for a way to engage in the giving season? Look no further! We have a list of ways you can give back to the community and make a positive impact.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is in danger of not being reenacted

In 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law in the United States. The VAWA was created in the aftermath of Anita Hill’s testimony against Clarence Thomas’ during his confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court. In an age of growing public awareness of sexual violence issues, and on the heels of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony against Brett Kavanaugh, this act is at risk of not being renewed. If the VAWA expires, it would put the rights and safety of many women and girls at risk. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

During this month of awareness, we wanted to discuss the facts about domestic violence.  We also want to make sure you know there are resources and support available to you (or someone you know) if domestic violence is occurring (or has occurred).  If you or someone you know is a survivors, you can set up a free survivor account on MapYourVoice to tell your story and access resources and support specific to your local area.

Why Besty DeVos's New Plan Suppresses Survivors of Sexual Assault

It is already so difficult for survivors of sexual assault to speak up about or report their trauma. Sexual violence already has an intrinsic psychological characteristic of silencing victim's about assault. Additionally, survivors may dread the common "victim blaming" that so many survivors endure when they finally get the courage to raise their voices about assault. Lastly, not all survivors have a support system that they can count on to be there for them when they finally do report assault.

How MapYourVoice Works

Are you confused about how MapYourVoice works? Don’t worry! We created an easy to understand infographic to help you quickly understand how to use MapYourVoice! Additionally, it helps user’s understand how the data is helpful in the long run, both personally and on a global scale. We hope it’s helpful!

Help us support athlete and student survivors through our Twibbon campaign!

All summer we’ve been connecting with the communities of caring people across social platforms bringing awareness of MapYourVoice and the unique solution we offers to survivors of sexual violence worldwide.

A big should out to all of our friends and allies!

Now we’re feeling called to raise our voices in strong support of a particular population that needs all of us to stand with them...students and student athletes who have been preyed upon by doctors and coaches.


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