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Day 16 of 16: Rise for Revolution

by Allegra Silbiger, AWC Berlin member When you bring consciousness to anything, things begin to shift. Eve Ensler We become immune. Overexposed to shocking statistics and imagery, we are no longer shocked. Overwhelmed by devastating truths, we shut down. For those fortunate enough to live at a comfortable distance from violence, the numbers and statistics …

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Day 9 of 16: A US Caseworker’s Experience with GBV

by Jennifer Padfield, AWC Berlin member The United Nations Development Fund for Women estimates that at least one of every three women globally will be beaten, raped, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. In most cases, the abuser is a member of her own family.[1] Simone is a twenty year old woman with two children …

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Day 7 of 16 – The Power of Language: How the V-Word Changed My Life

by Allegra Silbiger, AWC Berlin member There was no word for the most private parts of me when I was growing up. On the surface, we were a progressive household, with left-leaning politics and generous yearly donations to Planned Parenthood. The obligatory copy of “The Joy of Sex” was there for all to see on …

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