To start eliminating domestic violence, we must understand healthy relationships. There are still misconceptions of what constitutes positive relationships such as, “If they’re jealous, that means they love you.” How do we separate myths from facts? What does it truly mean to be in a healthy relationship? Learn more here.
Mahalo to everyone who attended the VAW-Free Hawai’i Starts with Me: A Community Forum to End Violence Against Women event on December 10th! This enlightening discussion featured HSCADV Executive Director, Angelina Mercado, Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of the Hawai’i State Commission on the Status of Women (HSCSW), and Cristina Arias, Vice President of Survivor Advocacy Services at the Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC). Together, their conversation highlighted how COVID-19 increased incidents of gender-based violence and showcased the various domestic violence service providers across the state of Hawai’i.