Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Amazing Women, Inspiring Stories

By Emma Mayerson, Development Assistant In high school I traveled to Guatemala with Where There Be Dragons, a study abroad program . For six weeks we lived in a small village in the mountains where we were each assigned a homestay and a tutor. One day, my tutor told me that her ex-husband used to physically and emotionally abuse [...]

What’s Charlie Sheen Really Guilty of?

By Shailushi Ritchie, Development and Communications Officer, Women’s Foundation of California By now, most of the United States has heard at least one clip from Charlie Sheen’s mediafest. He’s been on the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, Gawker Online,, and TMZ, in addition to setting up his own Twitter account (which had more [...]

LA Exhibit Celebrates the Power of Art to Heal

By Kim Kenny, Development and Communications Officer, Women’s Foundation of California A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year with an incredible art exhibit, Pearls of Wisdom, with acclaimed artist Kim Abeles. Over 800 survivors of domestic violence have created art pieces, “pearls,” for the exhibit. These pearls celebrate life, triumph [...]

Is it Passion or is it Abuse on Jersey Shore?

By Cathy Schreiber,Vice President of Development & Finance, Women’s Foundation of California I caught the most recent episode of Jersey Shore (MTV) the other night. Putting aside for a moment the fact that I watch Jersey Shore (what can I say? I love Snookie), this third season continues to offer an opportunity to talk about [...]

Fixing the Broken Family Court System

As the Executive Director of the Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE), Kathleen Russell channels 18 years of expertise in grassroots organizing to protect mothers and children affected by the nation’s dysfunctional family court system.  According to CJE, the basic right of mothers and fathers to parent and protect their children from harm is regularly violated [...]

Helping Women Today to Help Themselves Tomorrow

By Zaheva Knowles, Director of Communications and Government Affairs, Time for Change Foundation Dedicated to helping women, no matter their circumstances, to better their lives and their communities, Time for Change Foundation has launched the Center for Advocacy and Leadership Development. The Center’s curriculum draws upon the strength of the Foundation’s executive director, Kim Carter, [...]

Ending Domestic Violence

Since we began in 1979, the Women’s Foundation of California has been deeply committed to the health, safety, economic security and leadership of women and girls. That’s why we were an early supporter of organizations that worked in the domestic violence movement. As these organizations grew in strength and influence, we were pleased to see [...]


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