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BWJP Welcomes Zoë Barr as the new Operations Manager

Zoë is a graduate of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN, an all-women college, with one of the most diverse student campuses in Minnesota.  Zoë has a background in team leadership and project management. She is looking forward to using her unique skills and experiences to support the operations and project management of the […]

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We’re Hiring! Defense-Based Advocate

 Defense-Based Advocate – National Defense Center for Criminalized Survivors  The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is a collective of national policy and practice centers at the intersection of gender-based violence (GBV) and legal systems. Our mission is to promote change within the civil and criminal legal systems to enhance their effectiveness in providing safety, security, […]

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In Celebration of  Women’s Struggles, Friendships, and Resistance

Sujata Warrier, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, BWJP “We could think of feminist history as a history of snappy women. Perhaps we would be thinking of how what comes out of our own mouths is speaking this  history[1]”. – Sara Ahmed As we enter March and Women’s History month, I am reminded of all the ways […]

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Recognizing Common Ground on National Public Defender Day 

Gender-based violence thrives in power imbalance. Public defenders, champions of equal access to justice, play a crucial role in dismantling structures that perpetuate such violence. Sometimes, however, anti-GBV advocates and defense attorneys perceive themselves rooted on different sides of the justice divide. If this view sounds familiar to you, we’d like to invite you to […]

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Students! Our Summer 2024 Internship Program is Hiring!

  Summer 2024 Internship Program             BWJP is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to addressing all issues related to gender-based violence. BWJP has seven centers, each offering specialized policy and practice initiatives to improve survivor safety. We strive to create systemic change and maintain a perspective that prioritizes the safety and well-being of marginalized […]

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BWJP Reflects on the Burnsville, MN Tragedy 

We are saddened by the tragic events in Burnsville, Minnesota that occurred on February 18, 2024.   BWJP is a national organization, and our headquarters are a short distance away in St. Paul. The surrounding circumstances are still developing, but it’s clear this is another example of the risk of gun violence in the context […]

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