What You May Have Missed in April
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Throughout April, we recognized Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it. On April 4th, we highlighted the one-year anniversary of the publication of our Guide to Defamation for Survivors of Sexual Assault or Harassment. The Guide provides survivors who are speaking out about—or contemplating whether to share—their experiences with a better understanding of defamation law as well as a guide to the defamation statutes in each state.
AANHPI Equal Pay Day
On April 5th, we recognized AANHPI Equal Pay Day, the day into 2023 that Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women needed to work to earn the same as white men did in 2022. AANHPI communities are not a monolith and many AANHPI women face even larger wage gaps. Read more about it here.
Black Maternal Health Week
As part of Black Maternal Health Week from April 11-17th, we highlighted the disproportionate treatment of Black mothers during perinatal care, including their being 1.5 times more likely to be nonconsensually drug-tested during care than non-Black women. As part of our Reproductive Justice efforts, we've created resources to educate pregnant people about this practice and what their rights are and have advocated for the passage of informed consent legislation (in NY and CA).
Counterman v. Colorado: Implications for Survivors
On April 19th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Counterman v. Colorado, a case we submitted an amicus brief in to educate the Court on the real harm caused by threats to victims of stalking and intimate partner violence. Our Legal Director, Jennifer Becker, was quoted in Bloomberg Law about the implications the decision in this case could have on survivors. Read the media coverage here.
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