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Unemployment, Women and Domestic Violence

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US presidential candidate Joe Biden recently remarked that “a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about your dignity. It’s about your place in the community.”

Biden’s remarks ring especially true for survivors of violence against women. As many of these women know, a good paying job is essential to their ability to flee abuse.

Today we are discussing unemployment from a feminist perspective. We’ll be looking at and the ways in which jobs are an important safeguard for protecting women from violence.

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Meet Dixon: Jasmine, Women’s Support Worker

Category : Blog

As part of our series introducing you to some of the amazing members of Dixon’s team, we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine! Throughout her journey with Dixon, Jasmine has had undertaken many different roles.  Today, she works as a women’s support worker in our transition houses. 

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The relationship between health and domestic violence

Category : Blog

Header with an illustration of a woman surrounded by doodles of a stethoscope, gloves, and other medical tools, and text beside it that reads "let's talk about health and domestic violence

At Dixon, we know that the care we provide is healthcare. Many of the women and children walking through Dixon’s doors are accompanied by the lasting effects of trauma. 

The health consequences of experiencing domestic violence can be particularly severe and long-lasting. However, with swift, specialized treatment, these effects can be mitigated. Still, we don’t often think of domestic violence as a complex and serious health risk indicator in our everyday conversations.  

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COVID-19: We continue to provide vital services for women and children fleeing violence during the pandemic. More Info

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