Awareness-raising is a proactive effort to increase knowledge or reshape cultural norms and false perceptions about gender-based violence. Strengthening the agency and community focus on human trafficking (sexual exploitation) requires support and coordination of partner organizations in the county and collaboration with the state response to care for victims of human trafficking. This training also looks at the resources available to address the unique needs and barriers faced by people affected by human trafficking in Fairfax County. People affected by domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking face obstacles to getting help and participating fully in Fairfax County communities.
A critical element of this strategic planning effort is alignment with the county-wide Strategic Plan and One Fairfax Policy, in order to meet community needs and advance efforts to mitigate racial and social inequalities and ultimately promote equity. Nearly two-thirds of the respondents who answered this question couldn't get help in Fairfax County because they didn't know where to go to get it. The Department of Family Services' Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) is committed to raising awareness throughout Fairfax County about domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking. DSVS recognizes the work they are doing to raise awareness and transform the norm through a series of events.
Simmy is very excited about the opportunity to effect change and to advocate on behalf of women in the city of Fairfax. The fight against human trafficking must focus on coordinating with existing providers in Fairfax County and on the state's response to the fight against human trafficking. The training also looks at how people can support people who have experienced sexual violence and what services are available to them and their loved ones in Fairfax County. DSVS should also clarify their role in addressing harassment in Fairfax County with regard to domestic and sexual violence, and collect data on its prevalence both within and outside the context of intimate partner violence.
Meyer and the City Council presented Leslie Pfeifer, owner of The Quilt Patch, with a proclamation praising her for her long career as a member of the Fairfax business community and expressing the city's gratitude for her dedication to supporting women and their families and for her generous contributions to those in need in the community. The strategies outlined seek to provide a coordinated and systematic approach to increasing data capacity in DSVS, including the development of human, organizational, and technological capital. Education is key when it comes to raising awareness about gender-based violence, human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, harassment, racial inequality, social injustice, and other issues that affect women in Fairfax County. Organizations like DSVS are working hard to ensure that women have access to resources that can help them get out of dangerous situations.
They are also working hard to educate people about these issues so that they can be better prepared if they ever find themselves in a similar situation. By providing education about these issues, DSVS is helping to create a safer environment for women in Fairfax County. By raising awareness about gender-based violence, human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, harassment, racial inequality, social injustice, and other issues that affect women in Fairfax County, organizations like DSVS are helping create a safer environment for women. Through education about these issues, DSVS is helping people become better prepared if they ever find themselves in a similar situation.
By providing resources that can help women get out of dangerous situations, DSVS is helping create a safer environment for women in Fairfax County.