Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
This report summarizes the experiences of women and girls with disabilities experiencing gender-based violence at disproportionately high rates, and provides an exploration on the potential of peer support model for services to be adapted to meet the unique needs of women and girls with disabilities.
The “No Selves to Defend” anthology was conceived and edited by Mariame Kaba of the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander (now called Love & Protect). Published in June 2014, the anthology locates Marissa Alexander’s case within a historical context that criminalizes and punishes women (particularly of color) for self-defense and survival.
This reports lays the evidentiary and legal groundwork for sex workers to have access to healthy and safe working conditions, to address law enforcement concerns about violence and abuse in the sex industry, and to ensure that sex workers’ choices and autonomy are respected.