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Our Work

As a statewide coalition, Jane Doe Inc. works to create a world with gender equity, racial justice and safety for all.

Our Approach

JDI’s mission is to complement and support the expertise and leadership of our members. We are committed to creating healthy vibrant communities, where violence and abuse of power no longer exist, and gender equity and racial justice is a priority.  The JDI staff have developed a statement of our core values – Community, Justice, and Solidarity – that guide our approach to fulfill our mission, engage with our members and the broader community, and act at all times with respect and integrity.

Advocate

We seek to change the lens through which our communities view gender-based violence by shining a light on the experiences of survivors and promoting equity and justice for everyone.

Collaborate

We work with both public and private partners to create policy that is responsive to survivors needs, helps expand resources, and promotes prevention strategies.

Innovate

We seek innovative solutions that will improve the lives of survivors by sharing knowledge and engaging with a network of allies and partners.

Why It Matters

#metoo, #believesurvivors, #timesup. In this era of unprecedented conversations around gender-based violence, the world is beginning to catch up to what advocates in this field have long known: sexual and domestic violence impacts everyone. Not only does the trauma impact survivors over the course of their lifetime, but it also impacts those around them and entire communities. The work of the Coalition matters because we are interrupting the cycle by believing survivors and working together to create safer communities.

Until we can can pick of the paper or watch the news or go on social media and not see any example of someone dying or being badly injured at the hands of a loved one, until that time there will also be a reason for JDI to exist.

Peter Roby

Former athletic director, northeastern university

Donate

When you donate to JDI, you express your commitment to social justice and a world free of violence. Your charitable contribution is an investment: an investment in safer communities, an investment in saving and improving the lives of countless individuals and families, and investment in our future.

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