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of Oregon women and girls are
sexually assaulted in their lifetimes.

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Moving forward from Charlottesville

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence is deeply saddened by the recent acts of violence perpetrated by white supremacists and their supporters in Charlottesville, Virginia. As an organization dedicated to ending violence and promoting social equity, we mourn the lives lost and injuries sustained while redoubling our efforts to support all survivors of sexual and domestic violence, including those from marginalized communities.

“Ally” is a verb; recognizing and interrupting oppression must be an ongoing process for all of us. We must call racism and bigotry by their names wherever we see them. We must hold accountable those people who are perpetrating these hateful acts of terror and violence. We invite you to lean in with us, especially when it is uncomfortable, as we work to build a more just, inclusive society.

Vanessa Timmons, 2017 recipient of the Diane Reese Excellence in Advocacy in the Movement—D.R.E.A.M.—Award

The coalition board of directors and staff are extremely proud to announce that Vanessa Timmons, our executive director, has received the 2017 Diane Reese Excellence in Advocacy in the Movement—D.R.E.A.M.—Award from the National Network to End Domestic Violence!

This award is named in honor of Diane Reese, who was a founding member of the West VA coalition, an integral champion in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act, a renowned educator, and an ardent national activist with many accomplishments. The DREAM Award honors an individual who incorporates and demonstrates the spirit and promise of true advocacy in all aspects of life—one who emulates Ms. Reese’s commitment to clear and ethical communication, (her) eagerness to collaborate in the spirit of true partnership, and (her) deep respect for the dignity, worth, and humanity in each one of us.

Congratulations, Vanessa!! 

Purchase Marie Ernst soaps; support OCADSV!

With each purchase of a Marie Ernst (link is external) Beauty Bar, $2 will be donated directly toward the Oregon Coalition’s efforts of establishing a flexible fund for survivors of abuse across the state.

Marie Ernst Beauty Bars are a creamy cleansing dual-purpose interlocking soap where one side gently exfoliates, moisturizes and polishes your skin and the other scented side moisturizes and beautifies your entire body. In addition to being great for your skin, they are all-natural, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, cruelty-free, phthalate-free, vegan and sustainable, protecting our environment with no use of microbeads that pollute our streams and oceans.

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