Shifting the focus of community work toward actively defining and encouraging explicit consent, and away from post-incident accountability, is a good place to start. That’s the suggestion of Andrew Sta. Ana, the director of legal services at Day One, which works with youth — offering prevention-based workshops to high schools, community organizations, and professionals who work with youth — to prevent and end intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Stephanie Nilva, Day One's Executive Director, was quoted in this weekly advice column called Love, Lucy that is in the New School Free Press.
“Isolation is a form of abuse,” says Nilva. “It is an abusive tactic to try to reduce a partner’s support on other people in their lives, whether that’s family or friends or community groups, and without support, the less likely it is that they will try to become more safe.”
Featuring Sarina Gupta who has done some volunteer work for Day One!
In addition, Stephanie Nilva, the Executive Director of Day One, was invited to be the Co-Chair of the Prevention Committee of the Domestic Violence Task Force, which was assembled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Victims of domestic violence are suffering in new ways under Trump’s immigration policies.
“An abusive partner can create a narrative for a survivor: ‘No one will believe you, no one cares about you, your concerns aren’t real, you deserve what’s happening to you,’” said Andrew Sta. Ana, director of legal services at Day One NY, a nonprofit organization that works to educate young people about domestic violence and provides supportive services. These tactics are compounded for undocumented or transgender survivors of domestic violence, whose abusers can — and often do — use their marginalized identities against them. “There are a lot of stereotypes about transgender folks being deceitful, or about undocumented folks pulling one over on the rest of the system, and that’s dangerous,” Sta. Ana said. “When these powerful stereotypes are allowed to creep in, they automatically challenge the credibility of the victim, and that discourages people from seeking protection.”
On Tuesday, September 27th, Day One commemorated the achievements of our organization and the amazing young people who work with us in the effort to end intimate partner violence.
At our gala we affirmed the strength and dedication of the survivors, advocates and supporters we are proud to call allies. We honored BNY Mellon and Verizon for their advocacy and support. We had special remarks by our Honorary Benefit Chair Tamron Hall, of NBC News' 'Today' & MSNBC, and Melissa Mark-Viverito, Speaker of the New York City Council. In our Voices Against Violence, young survivors, a former intern, the Commissioner of the Mayor’s office to combat Domestic Violence, community supporters and Day One’s Board member and a Peer Leader spoke about the importance of Day One in their own lives and communities.
Executive Director Stephanie Nilva was on PIX11 Morning News with advice on how individuals can help keep themselves safe when leaving an abusive relationship. This piece aired in response to the tragic murder of 23-year-old Michelle Marks in Brooklyn last weekend. The main suspect is Marks' ex-boyfriend.
In Part 2 of this podcast, the male Movement Makers (including Day One's Supervising Attorney Andrew Sta. Ana) reflect on how the lessons they learned in South Africa impact the role of men in the movement to end domestic violence.
Male Movement Makers (including Day One's Supervising Attorney Andrew Sta. Ana) discuss the impact of visiting South Africa through Move to End Violence and what lessons we can learn about engaging men in ending gender-based violence.
Hosted by the NYPD, Day One's Staff Attorney and Statewide Trainer, Caitlin Prior, trained dozens of school safety officers on how to deal with teens who experience domestic violence.
Watch here: http://cbsloc.al/211dAoJ
Two in three teens who are in an abusive relationship don't tell anyone.
Alienation and shame keep many teens from coming forward about intimate partner violence. For Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month in February, we want to break the silence and encourage conversations around dating abuse. Join us as we ask one question:
What advice would you #TellYourself when you were younger about dating, relationships or life?
We are creating a dialogue that connects individuals of all ages through their shared experiences as teens, encourages more open discussions around healthy and unhealthy relationships and shows those who may be struggling that they are not alone.
Be a part of the campaign and help us promote information about the campaign today on your social media.
At the end of the month, we’ll award the most “liked” post with a special prize!
Here are some sample posts so you can share the campaign today:
During February, join @DayOneNY's campaign and post a picture from your past with advice you would #TellYourself when you were younger about dating, relationships or life at that age. Use the hashtag #TellYourself and tag us @dayoneny and we may feature your post on our social media during our #TellYourselfTuesdays.
Join @DayOneNY & post a foto from ur past during #TDVAM w/ advice us wd #TellYourSelf when u were young about dating.
Share this campaign today and help break the silence and encourage conversations around dating abuse!
Day One is now on Instagram! Find us at @dayoneny.
On Tuesday, November 10th, Day one commemorated the achievements of our organization and those of our partners across the city in the effort to end intimate partner violence.
DLA Piper LLP and former Speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn were honored for their commitment to this cause. The evening also saw the inaugural “Parade of Partners,” in which young survivors, a volunteer attorney, Day One’s Community Educator, NYPD Deputy Chief Juanita Holmes and Council Member Julissa Ferreras affirmed the importance of Day One in their own lives and communities.