Gender-Based Violence Online: Prevention and Digital Care

As in-person socialization continues its hiatus from everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is no surprise that youth and adults alike have turned to online communication more than ever. As the preliminary data rolls in, Forbes Magazine reports that internet usage has increased by approximately 70%. Additional reports indicate that abnormal searches on websites [...]

Sharing Your Resources

The web is saturated with so much content. Sharing links and short descriptions about your resources and events can be enough, but we live in a visual world. One way you can make your content stand out or be more memorable is by creating images that support your content. You can use tools that you [...]

#BoldMoves for Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-Care and Collective Healing

Every April, I enthusiastically participate in events and activities to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For sexual violence advocates and preventionists, April provides us with the space to bring awareness to issues like the 10th International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 3-7) and National Crime Victims’ Rights [...]

CALCASA to Host Emergency COVID-19 Funding for Victim Services Webinar

UPDATE: Due to the demand and the volume of applications CALCASA has run out of funds as of Monday, May 11, 2020, at 10:20 am and we are no longer accepting applications for the CO Program. The program is entitled Emergency Response to Interpersonal Violence – 2020 Pandemic (CO) Program. CALCASA will be administering 1.6 [...]

“If Street Harassment Didn’t Exist…”: Our Collective Vision and Reflections

During the 10th International Anti-Street Harassment Week organized by Stop Street Harassment last week, I published my blog highlighting the critical role of community care and accountability to tackle street harassment during COVID-19. As someone who has been in this anti-gender violence movement for a while, I was excited to continue this conversation and critical [...]

Using Community Care and Accountability in Addressing Street Harassment during COVID-19

Last year, I blogged my struggles and experiences as a first-generation immigrant growing up in India. Now with the disruption of COVID-19, we all find ourselves in new and unfamiliar territory. Yet the one constant is this, sexual harassment is still relevant. This week marks a monumental 10th year of the International Anti-Street Harassment Week [...]