KCSDV 19th Annual Advocacy Day

The purpose of KCSDV’s Annual Advocacy Day is to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence in Kansas and to educate the general public and public officials about this violence, its effects, and services available.

Advocacy Day Program (Virtual) ● February 8, 2022

Each year at our Advocacy Day Program, we honor those who have lost their lives to sexual and domestic violence in Kansas and are reminded that this violence can impact anyone and affects #SomeoneYouKnow.

This year’s program features a visual look at the locations around Kansas where 34 domestic violence homicides occurred in 2020; an awareness e-campaign, a Silent Witness exhibit; and policy briefings.

Advocacy Day Meetings (Virtual) ● February 7, 2022
9:00 a.m.  and 2:30 p.m.

Local Kansas victim advocacy programs met with their public officials to provide information and education on sexual and domestic violence and services provided in Kansas communities.

Advocacy Day 2022

  • February 7, 2022

o KCSDV will HOST TWO SESSIONS OF POLICY BRIEFINGS for programs.

▪ 9:00 AM Session and 2:30 PM Session (choose one)

 

Topic: KCSDV Policy Briefing – MORNING SESSION

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Directors, Advocates & Staff only

When: Monday, February 7, 2022 ∙ 09:00 – 10:00 AM Central Time

Registration: Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd-2vrTkuG9x25lVy11zzTbtiqSyZJekQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Topic: KCSDV Policy Briefing – AFTERNOON SESSION

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Directors, Advocates & Staff only

When: Monday, February 7, 2022 ∙ 2:30 – 3:30 PM Central Time

Registration: Please register in advance for this meeting:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqf-ugrDguGNQoFZqA-6vKnIg1VN4LUqf9

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Awareness e-Campaign ● February 1 – 7, 2022

KCSDV sent daily awareness campaign emails the week before Advocacy Day with helpful facts and information about sexual and domestic violence in Kansas.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – Domestic Violence
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 – Sexual Violence
Thursday, February 3, 2022 – Stalking
Friday, February 4, 2022 – Sexual and Domestic Violence Advocacy Services
Monday, February 7, 2022 – Impact of the Pandemic on Sexual & Domestic Violence in Kansas

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Silent Witness Silhouette Project

A photo of the Silent Witness display in the Kansas State Capitol rotunda on Advocacy Day, 2020.The Silent Witness Silhouettes are life-sized, retractable displays with silhouette images of a person. Each Silhouette represents the story of a Kansas victim who has lost their life to sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking. They were family members, friends, co-workers, and members of their Kansas communities.

Their stories remind us that this violence often occurs at the very point they were trying to leave their abusers, protect their families, or merely live their lives.

The Silent Witness Silhouette Project seeks to raise awareness about the impact of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking in Kansas by honoring victims who have lost their lives to this violence.

Throughout the year, the Silent Witnesses travel throughout Kansas – to communities large and small – to raise awareness at trainings, community presentations, events, and other awareness-raising activities.

Once a year, at KCSDV’s Annual Advocacy Day event, all of the Silent Witnesses stand together in the Kansas Statehouse Rotunda. While that is not possible this year because of the pandemic, they still serve as a stark reminder that this violence impacts the lives of many Kansans – sexual and domestic violence can impact anyone and affects #SomeoneYouKnow.

 

Visit our virtual Silent Witness Silhouette Display:

#SomeoneYouKnow

The myths about sexual and domestic violence are a pervasive part of our society. Beliefs in these myths impact people’s understanding of the violence, how it works, and who the victims and perpetrators are.

Many believe this violence only happens to certain types of people, in certain parts of town, or only in big cities. This isn’t true. Sexual or domestic violence can happen to anyone, in any place, and from any background. While you may not think that this kind of violence has touched your life, statistics prove that sexual and domestic violence impacts “Someone You Know.”

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