Tags archives: domestic-violence

Women’s Own Worth Gives to Those in Need

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Women’s Own Worth, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence, aims to help victims through scholarships and donations. W.O.W. founder Jajuan Archer says her organization tries to bridge the gap between the state and other organizations for those in need. While her organization focuses primarily on domestic violence victims, it he[...]

Vicky Williams: A Story of Survival

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Vicky Williams fell in love with her best friend. They met in the sixth grade and began dating in high school. As an interracial couple in Texas during the late 1970s, their relationship had its obstacles. But according to Vicky, those obstacles only made their love grow.  By senior year, he had offers to play college basketball and Vicky had plans to att[...]

No Longer A Victim

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Women and Children First held its Vegas on the Rocks fundraiser earlier this month. In honor of that fundraiser, we're sharing this story from the December 2010 issue of AY Magazine. By Angela E. Thomas // Photography by Chach Bursey, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville Media Relations and the Williams family 18. That’s the number of females — in Ar[...]

Vegas on the Rocks: A Chance for Change

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Vegas on the Rocks: A Chance for Change is a unique casino-themed party featuring Vegas-style gaming, unique entertainment, libations, gourmet food and a boutique silent auction to raise money for Women and Children First. General Admission: $50 - Includes complimentary beer and wine from 6:30 - 8 p.m., gourmet snacks provided by Cache, and $1000 in gamin[...]

Cosmetology Students to be Trained in Domestic Abuse Awareness

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This past November, I had the opportunity to interview Jajuan Archer, owner and founder of Women’s Own Worth, a foundation that offers individualized services for the victims of domestic violence, and violent crimes. Her story can be found in the online article, “Turning Tragedy into Purpose”. In January, Archer learned of a law passed in Illinois requiri[...]

October is Domestic Awareness Month

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25% … that’s 1 in 4 … women experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Each year, 1,300 deaths occur as a result of domestic violence.* Photography by Becca Snider Tally   and heartbreaking isn’t it? Each year, Americans — male and female, rich and poor, white, black, brown — experience 2 million injuries as a result of domestic violence.* [...]