While reading Gina McCauley’s What About Our Daughters’ blog, I learned about economic abuse and The Allstate Foundation’s financial awareness initiative “Click to Empower” (http://www.clicktoempower.org) that educates women about domestic abuse and economic abuse. Click here to read Gina’s blog: http://www.whataboutourdaughters.com/2009/06/what-the-heck-is-economic-abuse-allstate-foundation-blogger-initiative.
More About Click to Empower (text below is from Click to Empower’s Facebook Group Page – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8501859820&ref=ts):
Domestic Violence touches millions of Americans each day…
One in four American women have experienced domestic violence directly, and more than 70 percent of Americans say they know people who are or have been victims of domestic violence, according to a studies conducted by The Allstate Foundation and the U.S. Justice Department.
While many Americans associate domestic violence with physical cuts and bruises, the bruises to a survivor’s finances and credit can make it difficult to leave and recover from an abusive situation.
Research shows that women with basic financial understanding and skills are more likely to leave abusive situations and sustain themselves and their families on a long–term basis. Although the problem is widespread, domestic violence remains a taboo subject in conversations.
Help break the taboo and get women and men to talk openly about domestic violence.
What can you do? Tell a Gal P.A.L.!
* Pass It On—Spread the word to your gal pals that domestic violence touches all of us and it can happen to anyone. Let your gal pals know that financial abuse is part of domestic abuse. Click here to “Tell a Gal P.A.L.” via email about domestic violence and economic empowerment.
* Act—Small acts make a big difference. Encourage your gal pals to actively plan for a secure financial future. Start a savings plan for emergencies or get a copy of your credit report.
Go to ClickToEmpower.org for tips on rebuilding your financial future and signs of domestic abuse.
* Learn—Learn about resources available to help yourself, or someone you know, get out of an abusive situation. Take steps to protect your personal and financial safety, whether you’re in an abusive relationship or not, and empower yourself. Click for more information on understanding domestic abuse and find available resources to get help for yourself or others.
Sisterhood, the Blog Radio (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/42015) will launch on Wednesday, June 24th at 8:00 p.m. “Sisterhood 2009: What does it mean to be a feminist today?” is the theme. Join host Ananda Leeke (www.anandaleeke.com) for a one-on-one interview with Jennifer Nedeau, Women’s Rights Blogger for Change.org – http://womensrights.change.org.
Sisterhood, the Blog Radio is a monthly radio show hosted by Talkshoe.com. It features one-on-one conversations with women about sisterhood, self-discovery, self-expression, spirituality, self-care, self-expression, social justice advocacy, and social media. If you are on Facebook, join the Sisterhood, the Blog Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23050254985. Be sure to follow Sisterhood, the Blog on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sisterhdtheblog.
Mark your calendars for upcoming episodes of Sisterhood, the Blog Radio. See schedule below.
July 29 @ 8pm – Self-Expression: The Writing Life
- A conversation with Joy Brambles Oehlkers, Senior Editor, McGraw-Hill Professional
August 26 @ 8pm – Spirituality: Blooming Right Where You Are
- A conversation with Kelli Jarreaux, an ordained Interfaith Minister, attorney, arbitrator, mediator, global peace facilitator, life coach, and co-author of Hopwood, Bakke, and Beyond: Diversity on our Nations Campuses and Sacred Secrets: Finding Your Way to Joy, Peace and Prosperity
September 30 @ 8pm – Self-Care: Yoga As A Life Practice
- Guest TBA
October 28 @ 8pm – Self-Discovery: The Connection We Share With Our Mothers
- A conversation with Gail Straub, co-founder of Empowerment Training Programs and author of Returning to My Mother’s House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine – www.empowermenttraining.com
November 25 @ 8pm – Social Justice Advocacy: Making Your Life Count Through Service
- A conversation with Gloria Pan, Vice President, Internet Communications, Turner Strategies
December 2 @ 8pm – Social Media: Building Creative Online Communities
- A conversation with Jamie Ridler, a certified professional co-active coach, leader/builder of creative online communities, founder of Jamie Ridler Studios, and blogger/founder of Starshyne Productions – http://jamieridler.blogspot.com
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