This April, we're celebrating our Feminist Mentors! Click here to tell us more about the feminist mentor who's changed your life and made your activism possible.
"The niche in social advocacy that we can build on here is huge."
Dean Christopher Edley, Immediate Past Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law
"If FVAP had existed when I was a child and my mom had been able to appeal our case, my brothers and I could have been spared years of abuse."
Childhood domestic violence survivor
"Just knowing that we have someone to call when our clients are in this desperate situation is incredible. Before, we could not do anything."
Erin Scott, Family Violence Law Center, Oakland
"Such an important project that helps us look at longer term sustained change."
Attendee at California Partnership to End Domestic Violence Annual Conference
April 21st, 2015
Case Published! In re Jonathan B. (2015) 235 Cal.App.4th 115 is the first published opinion stating that a domestic violence survivor can take actions after her children witness abuse to prevent the children from being removed from her custody by the state in a dependency (abuse or neglect) action for her "failure to protect" them from the effects of domestic violence. View the published decision here.
April 9st, 2015
What a month! FVAP is proud to announce that Board Member Brittany Tyler is the proud recipient of the Jim Fahey Safe Home for Women Award, established in 2007 to provide scholarships for graduate students at UC Berkeley with a deep commitment to combating domestic violence against women. Congrats Brittany! You inspire us. And in turn, check out Brittany's interview about the feminist mentors that inspire her here.
April 1st, 2015
FVAP is proud to announce that Cherri Allison, Advisory Board Member and Executive Director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center has just received the prestigious 20/20 Vision Award in honor of the important work accomplished by the passage of the Violence Against Women Act and the creation of the Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence 20 years ago. Congrats, Cherri! You're our feminist hero!
April 18th, 2015
FVAP teams up with Bay Area Girls Rock for GIRLS RULE, a benefit show celebrating the feminist mentors that make our activism and arts possible. Join us at Leo's Music Club, 5447 Telegraph at 12pm for food, music and mingling with partner organizations such as The Alipato Project and Maximum Rocknroll.
March 2nd, 2015
9th Circuit Oral Argument in case where FVAP filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief. Watch the recording here. A.L.C. and E.R.S.C. - Mother appeals the district court's order granting Father's petition under the Hague Convention for the return of two children from the United States to Sweden. The issue presented in our brief is whether coerced relocation of one parent, as part of a pattern of abuse and isolation, can provide the children with a new habitual residence.
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