AODVC logoThe following article has been copied directly from the AODVC website. I am trying to help spread the word, not affiliated, but have met Paula at last year's FIGT conference and find her cause admirable. If you're an American expat abroad experiencing domestic violence and currently live in Europe, I encourage you to check out the offered informational sessions. "The Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC), an American-based nonprofit that provides services to Americans experiencing domestic violence while residing in foreign countries, in collaboration with the Ending Violence Against Women Task Force of the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO), would like to extend a warm welcome and invite you to join us for one of our 2009 informational sessions on the issues that face Americans overseas experiencing domestic violence. These sessions will be held as the first part of a program to train volunteer outreach ambassadors; locations and dates of these meetings are as follows:

* London, October 17 * Amsterdam, October 20 * Frankfurt, October 24 * Copenhagen, October 27 * Paris, October 30 * Geneva, November 2

The sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will end at 11:45 a.m. Networking with coffee & pastries will begin at 9am. There will be a lunch to follow until 1:00 pm, after which the volunteer ambassador training sessions will begin.

The informational session will consist of a welcome, an introduction to AODVC, a discussion of issues facing the population served, and a briefing from a representative of the local US Embassy or Consulate.

These sessions are part of our Global Campaign to Empower Americans Experiencing Domestic Violence Abroad. We are committed to giving voice to this unheard population of American overseas domestic violence survivors and are excited to embark on this informational program.

Please click here to register for the informational session.

For further questions, please contact Brooke Galloway at brookeg@866uswomen.org."

Thank you, AODVC and FAWCO for your important work.

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