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Valiant Voices:
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Valiant Voices is a series that features conversations between human rights advocates and survivors, addressing injustice and disrupting oppressive systems that cause harm. These are the stories of powerful leaders creating change in their communities and around the world.

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How Do You Know It’s Abuse? What the Power and Control Wheel Reveals about Intimate Partner Violence

Speakers: Ulester Douglas, Scott Miller, Melissa Scaia, Lori Stavnes
Moderated by: Lori Flohaug

The root causes of intimate partner violence are often misunderstood because gender bias and social acceptance of violence adds to the complexities. In this conversation about the Power & Control Wheel, advocates, survivors, and upstanders will gain critical insight into how domestic violence is reinforced by systems and social norms. Ulester Douglas, former director of Men Stopping Violence, Scott Miller, advocate and co-director coordinator at Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, Lori Stavnes, Pathways to Family Peace Facilitator, and Melissa Scaia, Director of International Training for Global Rights for Women and facilitator of Pathways to Family Peace, will discuss this critical tool in identifying common patterns of abusive behavior, and how to change it.

 Amitheni Keefe, DAP

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