Internationally, STEPS staff have presented or served as panelists in policy-shaping actions, including most recently in 2013 at the United Nations where we were invited by Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women to participate in an expert working group to discuss causes, consequences and conditions of violence against women in custodial settings.This international work has included hosting visits from the Australian government, a Chinese non-government organization (NGO), Oxford University, and the government of Great Britain.Learn more about the conference this weekend in Atlanta, GA here: "It is urgent that the District of Columbia recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month; not only because it acknowledges and respects the survivors of rape and sexual assault, but because it allows us to really talk about what is happening in our community," said Councilmember Mary Cheh, the primary sponsor of the resolution. The toolkit includes a #DCSAAM banner for social media pictures, downloadable content, suggested posts, community-specific facts about sexual violence, resources, and a community calendar with nearly 60 DC SAAM events!STEPS to End Violence (STEPS) is a holistic program of services for victims of gender-based violence with a focus on prevention, intervention, and policy advocacy.
Teenagers are diving into intimate relationships while still learning about the patience, communication, and trust required to make a relationship successful.
Each year, one in ten teenagers reports being the victim of teen dating violence.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 23% of males and 14% of females surveys indicated that they had been part of a relationship that was violent or abusive.
STEPS has also served as a technical assistance provider to the government of Ghana in their effort to incorporate services for domestic violence victims into their judicial system.
We have developed an array of training curricula for professionals and community members and are available to provide training and consultation on such topics as: STEPS stands in solidarity with a new lawsuit against the City of New York brought forth by the Legal Aid Society.