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This App Helps Survivors Of Domestic Violence Get Economic Justice

This App Helps Survivors Of Domestic Violence Get Economic Justice

The Compass works by first asking a few logistical questions — including where the user lives, how quickly they need the money, and how comfortable they feel talking about their experiences. It then assigns the individual a Compensation Mindset, which is an assessment of the survivor's goals and objectives in pursuing compensation and what kind…
NBC Will Release Sexual Harassment Survivors From NDAs — Here’s Why It’s Major

NBC Will Release Sexual Harassment Survivors From NDAs — Here’s Why It’s Major

Maddow addressing these allegations, as an employee of NBCUniversal’s cable channel MSNBC, comes with complications for the news anchor. “I have been through a lot of ups and downs in this company since I’ve been here. It would be impossible to overstate the amount of consternation around this issue,” she said. She also discussed Farrow’s…
Google’s unusual plan for disaster relief: just give survivors money

Google’s unusual plan for disaster relief: just give survivors money

GiveDirectly is a charity that does exactly what its name implies: It gives poor people money directly, no strings attached. It primarily targets the poorest populations in the world, where money goes the farthest: GiveDirectly organizers go to villages, get residents signed up, and then transfer them about $1,500 cash each in installments. A few…
Two Parkland school shooting survivors have died

Two Parkland school shooting survivors have died

Two Parkland school shooting survivors have died by suicide over the last week — a tragic reminder of the lingering pain and trauma brought by gun violence. Sydney Aiello, a 19-year-old recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, took her life last weekend. On Sunday, police confirmed that a second survivor,…
New Hampshire Republicans Wore Pearls To Oppose Gun Bill & Survivors Are Livid

New Hampshire Republicans Wore Pearls To Oppose Gun Bill & Survivors Are Livid

Proponents say that red-flag laws can prevent mass shootings by taking away firearms from people who pose a threat of harm to themselves or others. The mother of the Parkland shooter, for example, reportedly went to police about his behavior, but at the time Florida didn't have a law that would let them take away…
A Republican-backed bill to protect “abortion survivors” won’t pass. It still matters.

A Republican-backed bill to protect “abortion survivors” won’t pass. It still matters.

The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would put in place requirements for the care of infants born after failed abortions — and could send doctors to prison if they failed to comply. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE), is almost certain to fail. But…
Vox Sentences: The pope will listen to survivors

Vox Sentences: The pope will listen to survivors

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The Vatican prepares to talk about the sexual abuse of minors; Australia is hit with a cyberattack. “The Protection…
How Heidi Heitkamp’s New Ad Put Survivors At Risk

How Heidi Heitkamp’s New Ad Put Survivors At Risk

Amy Barasch, executive director of the New York-based legal nonprofit organization Her Justice, told Refinery29 that survivors' confidentiality is of the utmost importance. "When you work with someone who's been victimized, you want to be really careful with their information because they should have control over their own destiny and control over how the world…
H&M Just Launched A Bra Collection For Breast Cancer Survivors

H&M Just Launched A Bra Collection For Breast Cancer Survivors

On top of the "Close To My Heart" capsule, H&M and its long-time partner, the American Cancer Society, are working towards a goal of raising $125,000 for breast cancer research throughout the month of October. 100% (yes, 100%!) of proceeds from the collection will be donated to ACS, and every in-store customer will have the…

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