When Peggy O’Neil became the executive director of WISE (Women’s Information Service) in 2003, the Lebanon, N.H., non-profit organization known for its work in assisting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, the organization was using a decades-old logo that showed a woman in silhouette, her face hidden from view. The image was consistent with society-wide attitudes toward the twin scourges of domestic and sexual violence – kept out of public view, and rarely spoken of.
“We know that secrecy and isolation breed domestic violence and sexual assault,” O’Neil said in a Zoom interview.Peggy O’Neil, WISE executive director
But shrouding these issues in secrecy and isolation is not the best way to combat a global public health problem.… Read More
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