The Importance of Language Justice in Sexual and Domestic Violence Services

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Two representatives from Jane Doe, Inc—a Massachusetts-based coalition focusing on sexual and intimate partner violence—speak with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center about making sexual and intimate partner violence resources accessible to all, and how using accessible language is an issue of disability justice.

“As we set out on our journey to identify and remove barriers and to advance access, equity, and justice for advocates as well as survivors, we have found ourselves asking which one is right or wrong, which one do we aspire to practice, and which one should our organization be focused on? Along the way, we have come to understand that these concepts are not linear nor independent of one another. We hope that sharing our experiences will aid in your own journey.”