Join JDI in recognizing both LGBQT Pride Month and Immigrant Heritage Month. Activities across the Commonwealth will honor the contributions of immigrants to our society, celebrate their unique histories and traditions, and promote deeper understanding of cultural differences
Thursday, March 1st was the official WRD this year. JDI hosted a press conference featuring Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, and Attorney General Maura Healey to help launch activities taking place across the state. Watch the video and media coverage.
On April 4, JDI joined the Northwest District Attorney's WRD Task Force, Safe Passage and the Center for Women and Community for a WRD Event at Northampton High School.
Hundreds of advocates, supporters and survivors joined JDI at the State House on March 26, 2018 for our annual JDI Day of Action. Our message was clear: pass legislation and allocate resources to affect social change, end gender-based violence and support survivors! JDI is specifically calliing for an additional $3.5 million in funding for sexual and domestic violence services in Fiscal Year 2019.
JDI's advocacy has resulted in proposals from the House of Representatives for modest increases in funding and a $3million proposed increase inthe Senate. The focus now turns to the Conference Committee. Stay up to date and receive action alerts, by subscribing here or going to our Policy Action page.
Our 2nd Annual Spring Into Action Breakfast was sold out! Watch the inspiring presentations of the Justice In Action Awardees Boston City At-Large-Councilor Ayanna Pressley and the Domestic & Sexual Violence Council. And hear the motivational speeches by Diane Patrick, former First Lady of the Commonwealth, Bank of America executive Jill Calabrese-Bain and JDI Executive Director Debra Robbin.
Your generosity ensures JDI can continue building upon our strength in numbers and unity - paved with commitment and compassion - in our work to end sexual and domestic violence and all gender-based violence. Be part of the solution and contribute today!
Two of JDI'S Northeastern Coop Students took the lead on our social media for Teen Dating and Sexual Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, including the #ChalkAboutLove campaign. They organized an arts action for Thursday, February 22 fat the Park Street T-Station in Downtown Boston. Check out our photo gallery.
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JDI is so excited by the energy and commitment of the the activist philanthropists who created the Young Philanthropist Giving ImPACT for Jane Doe Inc. This new initiative has been designed by and for people under 40 years old who want to financially contribute, educate, and cultivate awareness around domestic and sexual violence throughout the Commonwealth.
Find out how you can get involved with this dynamic group! Email email@example.com.