It is estimated that 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime. Until the world finds a way to end such violence, everywhere, it will need heroes, and lots of them. Safe magazine not surprisingly found two at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing: Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Nancy Glass, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN.
“These heroes are the light bringers,” the editors write in introducing their list of 50. “They are the whistle-blowers, risk takers and the lawmakers. They question social norms, provoke conversations and tell it like it is. They are watchdogs, media hounds and meticulous researchers, hot on the scent of fresh data. They are, alternately, diplomats or disturbers of the status quo.”
Safe celebrates the One Love DA phone app based on Campbell’s work with the Danger Assessment Tool and used to warn women of danger signs in relationships and guide them toward help.
Singling out her Pigs for Peace program, which helps survivors of gender violence in Africa gain economic independence, Safe calls Glass “a champion of trying to empower and protect women in the Democratic Republic of Congo—an area of the world known for its astounding rates of brutal rape and violence against women and girls.”
The premiere issue of Safe is timed for release as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign, which runs through December 10.