Domestic violence experts spoke Feb. 10th at the Utah State Capitol about the state’s growing problem with domestic violence.
The Salt Lake Tribune published an eye-opening article on the state of domestic violence funding in the state on February 10th, authored by Jim Dalrymple II:
“Jenn Oxborrow — domestic violence program administrator for the Utah Department of Human Services — explained that the people working with survivors of domestic violence are accomplishing tremendous things with limited resources. Over the past five years, she said, funding has remained flat but 13 private domestic violence shelters in the state have managed to house more than 41 percent more survivors — going from 76,767 shelter nights in 2008 to 108,377 nights in 2012.
But despite the increased services, many people continue to fall through the cracks. Oxborrow said that over those same five years the number of people who weren’t served by domestic violence shelters increased by 67 percent. In 2012, that meant 2,809 people — mostly women and children — were turned away by already-full domestic violence shelters.”
Linda Watt of the Three Corners Women’s Giving Circle wrote this fantastic opinion piece on their giving circle and philanthropy in general in the Three Corners area, published in The Spectrum:
“Washington County is generally considered a difficult place to raise money for charity…I’m convinced that we can do better. Perhaps more financial generosity would be a way for those of us who are relatively new arrivals to demonstrate that we are, indeed, committed to this community. Even people who are part-time residents, who avail themselves of the beautiful weather and the friendly spirit here, could make a contribution to help create a better future for our women and girls.”
Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times highlights a fascinating partnership between Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement and massive stock photo conglomerate, Getty Images.
“When we see images of women and girls and men, they often fall into the stereotypes that we’re trying to overcome, and you can’t be what you can’t see,” – Sheryl Sandberg
The new collection of 2,500+ photos will show professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. Girls will ride skateboards, women will lift weights, and fathers will change diapers. The partnership also marks the first time that Getty has jointly created a collection with a nonprofit and shared the revenue – LeanIn.org will get 10% of the revenue.