Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Purple Glam

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Nicollette Sheridan in Angel Sanchez

Posh Girl Vintage

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Marchesa Spring 2010, via zimbio

Oliva Wilde & Rumer Willis in Reem Acra, via Bloomacious

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: this is one big powerhouse, with a lot of programs + in-house teams to focus on a lot of sub-issues in the DV area; to provide support to state and local DV organizations and groups; and to impact legislation. 
Neat programs/partnerships they have:
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Support (CRS) Program, the only direct-service program they offer to survivors, specifically targeting those who have been physically scarred by an intimate partner or spouse.  Partnered with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and American Society of Dermatological Surgery, NCADV offers survivors the opportunity to remove those physical scars. 

Remember my Name: an ongoing project dedicated to compiling the names of women and family members killed as a result of domestic violence, and producing posters annually to display the names of victims and building a comprehensive database on cases of lethal domestic violence. [At the time I'm drafting this, it can be seen here.]

Featured statistics from the org:
  • Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. (U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States,” December 2006.)
  • There are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner violence annually, which costs $37 billion. (The Cost of Violence in the United States. 2007. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.)

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