National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January 11th, 2013 (No Comments)

In 2010, President Obama signed a Proclamation declaring January to be National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. North Carolina recently joined this national movement when former Governor Beverly Perdue proclaimed January 2013 to be Human Trafficking Awareness Month in North Carolina. This gubernatorial proclamation commits North Carolina to ending human trafficking, calling for “…all […]

VAWA Is Still Alive and Needs Your Voice!

January 7th, 2013 (No Comments)

Aside from presents, way too much food, and time spent with loved ones, your holiday season was undoubtedly filled with debates about Congress and the looming “fiscal cliff”. If your family is anything like mine, I am sure those were very lively dinner table discussions. But with the fiscal cliff dust settling, you may not […]

Righteous Babes in Toyland

December 18th, 2012 (No Comments)

Little tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep this holiday season. Kids all over the place are up in arms over some gender injustice in Toyland. Earlier this month, McKenna Pope, a 13-year-old from New Jersey, started a petition on Change.org. Her goal? For toy company Hasbro to make her […]

#GivingTuesday

November 27th, 2012 (No Comments)

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, it’s time for Giving Tuesday! Can you imagine how many people we could help if we all donated the money we saved from those amazing shopping deals? Can you imagine how many people could find help, hope, and healing? ‘Tis the season to give back!  The […]

Halloween Costumes: Sexy or Sexist?

October 31st, 2012 (No Comments)

So you’ve got plans tonight? Wonderful! Whether trick-or-treating or heading to a party, the question remains:  what should you wear? From animals or appliances to your favorite Toy Story character, the choice is yours and your ideas are many. Yet on the web, it would seem that you have few options, with about 99 out […]

Jackson Katz Visits UNC

October 26th, 2012 (No Comments)

In working toward a world without violence, what better way to gather male support than through the powerful words of other male allies? That’s why on Tuesday, October 16, Dr. Jackson Katz came to speak as the final event for the Carolina Men Care initiative at UNC. Dr. Katz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist […]

Love Your Body!

October 17th, 2012 (No Comments)

Your silhouette does not perfectly fill in the lines of the body on the billboard. So what? Your silhouette is real, you are beautiful. Your smile is unique from that of the Orbit commercial. Your smile radiates character, you are beautiful. Your hair is unlike any other’s — your hair furthers self-expression, you are beautiful. […]

Top 10 Easy Ways to Support the Center

October 12th, 2012 (No Comments)

Today’s guest post is written by Lydia Perez, who is currently serving as Secretary on our Board of Directors. Lydia has volunteered on our Board for two years, working with her fellow Board members to ensure that the Center’s programs and services are in line with our mission. Read on for Lydia’s message about supporting […]

World Mental Health Day

October 10th, 2012 (No Comments)

World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders and investments in prevention, promotion, and treatment services. The World Health Organization’s definition of health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease.” Mental health is related […]

Join our #30for30 Campaign!

October 4th, 2012 (No Comments)

When we ask kids about good touches, they talk about hugs, holding hands, and high fives. They often draw pictures showing how happy a good touch can make them. This year marks the 30th anniversary of our education program to prevent child abuse in Orange County! Through Safe Touch, we have taught countless children how to stay safe […]

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