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Donate gift items to help the Domestic Violence Intervention Program brighten the holidays for kids

All year round the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) provides support and advocacy services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, and each year at this time, it also helps its provide holiday cheer for children. From now until Christmas Eve, DVIP is accepting donations of toys and other gifts for its annual Holiday Store. […]

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The issue of accountability

From the election of Donald Trump to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the Supreme Court, I and other assault survivors have been deeply triggered and overwhelmed by recent and ongoing national rhetoric. Kavanaugh’s angry denial of all impropriety — except the occasional overuse of beer — was perhaps the most disheartening aspect of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the allegations against him, during which his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, recalling her assault decades ago, was dignified and credible.
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Shop Hy-Vee, assist families at DVIP

During the past week, with Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination has dominated the news, a lot of people have felt a combination of burning anger and frustration over the treatment of women in our country, and have been looking for a way to channel those feelings into something positive. There will be a chance to do just this weekend, and all you have to do is go grocery shopping. […]

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Iowa lawmaker explains why she wants to make it harder for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to get protective orders

During a meeting with constituents on Saturday, Rep. Sandy Salmon claimed the two bills she introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives this month that would make it harder for victims of domestic and sexual abuse to get temporary protective orders were just attempts to “explore some options that curb abuses in the system.” […]

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Soup’s on: Annual ‘Souper Bowl’ event on Thursday supports Domestic Violence Intervention Program

DVIP 20th Annual “Souper Bowl” Fundraiser Clarion Highlander Hotel (2525 N Dodge St, IC) — Thursday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for the the Domestic Violence Intervention Program’s annual “Souper Bowl” fundraiser tomorrow, Feb. 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Iowa City’s Clarion Highlander Hotel (2525 N Dodge St.). The event helps […]

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