Volume 2: Issue 5

We have a DREAM...a World Without Violence & Exploitation


As we pause to celebrate with our families and friends this week, let us count our blessings and keep those in our prayers who are having a difficult time this holiday season. 


Thanksgiving is the perfect time to say thank you for supporting and believing in us and our vision.  Together we can make the DREAM a reality and live in a world free from violence & exploitation.   


We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!


National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation




Our offices will be closed Wednesday, November 26th and

will reopen on Monday, December 1, 2014 



Etta Caver

Thank you for all of the nominations for our Rita Corbin Burns Award.  In the first year of the award, the committee found themselves making a difficult decision and trying to select one person from 16 nominations; the nominations were powerful and very inspiring!


Although we can only honor one nominee, please know  the National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation and Rita's family all know each of the nominees are without a doubt all worthy of praise and Rita would have loved meeting all of the nominees.  All of the nominees are survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and other forms of violence that are making a huge impact on society by giving back and using their experiences to help others, all of what Rita stood for and for this we thank each of them for sharing their stories and being a nominee for this award.


Congratulations to Etta Caver, who works at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  Etta was nominated by a former student and colleague of Etta's at the University.  Etta has seen her share of violence in her family including the murder of her mother and over thirteen years of domestic violence toward Etta and her children resulting in finally escaping and turning her life around including becoming a social worker and is currently working on PhD. Etta overcame many obstacles, abuse, trauma and has been able to take her experiences to help implementing change including being an integral part in "Tina's Law" which was enacted in December 2009.  Etta will be presented the Rita Corbin Burns Award on January 17, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel at the No More Summit (


Again, thank you for all of the nominations and we commend each of them for making the world a better place. Their voices against violence have not gone unnoticed and we will continue to share their stories with all of you and how you can help their causes!


Rita Corbin Burns Award - Kami Corbin Schroeder, Chairperson

Tim Derickson, Ohio House of Representatives
Sheila LeBlanc, Broward County School District
Michelle Bart, NWCAVE 



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