Tomorrow – Friday, March 8, 2013 – thousands will come together in a global, 24-hour tweet-a-thon focused on addressing gender-based violence. PreventConnect will host the tweet-a-thon at from 4pm -5pm PST. 

I Am Ending Violence

“We are excited about the overwhelming response to our call for participation in a global online advocacy campaign to end gender-based violence that coincides with the UN Commission on the Status of Women,” said Kelly Castagnaro, Director of Communications for the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region. “More than 80 individuals, media outlets, and leading international and local organizations have signed on to this campaign — from AWID to Global Fund for Women to the European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights — and we anticipate many more will join.

Every woman has the right to live free of violence and discrimination, yet one in three women worldwide will experience violence in her lifetime.  We work to change this reality daily through our programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, and we hope that, through campaigns like this, we can amplify the voices of the millions of women and men throughout the world who work every day to eradicate violence in their homes, their communities, and their countries.”

Follow PreventConnect (@preventconnect) on Twitter  and tweet with the hashtag #EndVAW to add your voice to the discussion.

Ashley Maier

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Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA, has worked in the movement to end gendered violence for well over a decade. She began as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter in Illinois, served as a hospital-based advocate in St. Louis, coordinated community health/family violence training programs for pediatric residents in St. Louis and San Diego, and managed Oregon’s Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and program. Ashley is a contributing author to Lantern Book’s 2013 publication, Defiant Daughters: 21 Women on Art, Activism, Animals, and The Sexual Politics of Meat and is creator of the 2015 book, Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice.

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