Keeping All Women Safe, K.A.W.S. is creating significant impact as we take a stand globally for the increase of Women’s safety, equality and empowerment. We are working for Zero-Tolerance of violence against our Women and Girls in all cities and locations in the USA and the Globe.
K.A.W.S. is a 501c nonprofit task force founded in 2018 in Ashland, Oregon. Our work is global, and our home base is presently North Idaho. We are comprised of concerned citizens who have come together to increase the awareness and the reality of continued violence and harassment in many forms, to influence legislature and the systems of plea bargaining, sentencing and terms, and bringing awareness to the lack of safety in the physical layout of stores and businesses.
We require freedom from harassment, stalking, influential coersian, sexual assault, rape, and all violence, feelings of danger, and all hindrances to equality and empowerment.
It shouldn’t have to happen to you for it to matter to you!
Join us in our work to keep all Women and Girls safe.
The mission of K.A.W.S. is to provide a platform for ongoing community awareness and action to create a template for culture change so that every location holds a no tolerance climate. This means the message “Not In My City” is loud and clear regarding violence against Women. This is viewed as a multi-pronged significant presence that requires both Women and Men to become involved in societal/cultural programming, accountability and consequences, legislation and budgeting, lack of reporting, misalignment with consent, and individual/community responsibility. K.A.W.S. truly stands for Keeping All Women Safe, Strong, and Skilled.
We are an Incorporated Registered 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization, and can only continue with participation and collaboration from the community, as well as tax deductible donations. Please “Like” and follow our events, announcements and needs by checking back on this website and by clicking this link on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KeepingAllWomenSafe. Alaya is available to visit your organizations and businesses to speak about the mission and action of K.A.W.S.
News And Events
We are in the process of researching and proposing new legislative action that includes the impact of trauma on Women and Girls in the criminal justice system, rather than only civil courts. If you’d like to be part of this team, contact us through the Volunteer Page.
We are seeking a Grant Writer and Volunteers to contact us to offer skills in the development of the K.A.W.S. Academy Program. Please see the Volunteer Form to contact us if you are a Grant Writer, or interested in volunteering in some aspect of the development of K.A.W.S. Academy.
Please feel free to check back here and on our Facebook page for updates on events and new actions regarding our ongoing stand for the safety of Women and Girls.
IDEAS – COMING:
We are looking at the possibility of partnering with another nonprofit organization to present an event that will include the experiences of
Please watch this website for dates and times with registration. Thank you.
EVENT POSTPONED. WATCH FOR NEW DATES AND TIMES.
*Get To Know K.A.W.S. March 26th Via Zoom*
Keeping Ashland, And All, Women Safe
A 501c3 Nonprofit Task Force
Wonder what we do, what’s going on in Ashland, why we expanded our name, what projects and events
we’re working on and are coming, and how to contribute?
This is the opportunity for Questions and Answers with Founder and Executive Director Alaya Ketani, and K.A.W.S. Board of Directors.
Confirmation email will contain Zoom link.
Registration By Donation.
(No one turned away.)
Self Defense and
Empowerment Training Coming!
This in-person event is postponed due to Covid-19. We are presently exploring alternatives for aspects of this training over zoom. Please watch for details on this website and our facebook page. Thank you to our sponsors below and their support .
Please see the list of successful accomplishments below:
*We were significantly involved in ensuring that a repeat offending male, who had been arrested multiple times, received the maximum sentencing thus ceasing the resulting terror and trauma on the region’s Women and Girls by this individual’s actions. Our request is for him to receive mental health assistance in a secure facility.
* Provided training to the staff of a very popular retail store where female shoppers were being extensively harassed by male shoppers. There are now fliers in the restrooms advising Women how to proceed if this is occurring.
* Worked with the owner of a very popular in-home service provider whose representatives had no appropriate identification. There is now a two-fold system of identification in place.
* Advocated for and mentored countless Women who have experienced violation of numerous forms, in close communication with a city’s police chief and other pertinent individuals and organizations.
*Events Have Included: Public Awareness with the Directors of several agencies, Deep Dialogue – Women and Men , Self Defense with Aaron Ortega, Balance of the Feminine and Masculine Within, Public Awareness/Silent Auction Holiday Party Fundraiser. Our Self Defense and Empowerment Training event was paused due to Covid and the fires, however we hope to offer it semi-annually starting in 2021.
A high priority is the obtainment of grants to continue our work and expand into specific segments of our population with important culture changing education and trainings.
VISION: We envision a world, starting with our local community, where Women and all people are safe and free from violence and harassment in all forms.