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Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Opinion – Sharon K. Roberson (Tennessean)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Last spring, after suffering eight long years of emotional and physical abuse “Margaret” found the courage to leave her husband. She took the kids and moved into a new apartment, but her freedom didn’t last long. Her abuser found them, broke the locks, and took children. With the help of Metro’s Office of Family Safety,… Continue Reading Congress must reauthorize Violence Against Women Act | Opinion – Sharon K. Roberson (Tennessean)

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YWCA Hosts 27th Academy for Women of Achievement Celebration

Friday, October 12, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 12, 2018) – YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted its 27th annual Academy for Women of Achievement celebration and induction dinner at the Music City Center in downtown Nashville last night. More than 500 people, including Mayor David Briley and leaders from Nashville’s music, business, government, and philanthropic sectors attended. The 2018… Continue Reading YWCA Hosts 27th Academy for Women of Achievement Celebration

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How men can make Tennessee a safer place for women – Plazas (Tennessean)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

This column originally appeared in the Tennessean newspaper on Sunday, Aug. 26 Shan Foster saw a lot of violence as a child and young man that left an indelible mark on him. “I saw women who were victims,” he said. “I saw men who had bad role models. As a consequence, they in turn inflicted violence on… Continue Reading How men can make Tennessee a safer place for women – Plazas (Tennessean)

Enough DV

We Need to Call it Domestic Violence – (Tennessean Op/Ed by YWCA CEO Sharon K. Roberson)

Sunday, June 24, 2018

“Police find 4 dead in murder-suicide at Murfreesboro home”  (WMC-TV 5-28) “4 killed in apparent murder-suicide at Tennessee home, police say” (FOX News Channel 5-29) Friends attend vigil for Cassidy Ganey, young mom killed in Murfreesboro murder-suicide (DNJ 5-30) These are just a handful of the headlines that announced the murders of Cassidy Ganey, her… Continue Reading We Need to Call it Domestic Violence – (Tennessean Op/Ed by YWCA CEO Sharon K. Roberson)

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Metro Police Have A New Tool Aimed At Preventing The Deadliest Domestic Violence (WPLN-FM)

Monday, August 14, 2017

Overcrowding at one of Nashville’s crisis shelters is actually a good sign to domestic abuse experts. It means a new approach to identifying victims most at risk of being killed by their husbands, wives or former lovers is working. Last year, Nashville police answered more than 17,000 calls reporting abuse by intimate partners — the… Continue Reading Metro Police Have A New Tool Aimed At Preventing The Deadliest Domestic Violence (WPLN-FM)