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| About the HotPeachPages|
Why is it called the HotPeachPages?
How can agencies help the HotPeachPages?
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|About the HotPeachPages (1999 to present)|
Every country, every shelter, every tongue. Abuse information and support for every woman and every girl on earth. That’s the aim of the HotPeachPages website. At this point, we offer links to:
We do not provide direct service. If you are in need of assistance, search our site for the agencies closest to you, and contact them for information and support.
The HotPeachPages is looking for celebrity spokeswomen like:
and is also in need of funding;
If you can introduce us to a funder or a celebrity spokeswoman, .
The HotPeachPages is maintained by Gin Fisher. The site is checked as often as possible for broken links.
|Why is it called the HotPeachPages?|
"Hot" for hot-lines, crisis-lines, and "Peach Pages" like in the phone book (i.e. white pages, yellow pages, blue pages)
In 2002, when this web site was becoming known world-wide on the internet, someone asked by email, "Why is this domestic abuse website called the "HotPeachPages"? The name does not reflect the content, and it makes it sound like a porn site." Here is the answer to that concern:
The page for the phone book was developed in two parts ( see the 2000-2001 version):
Because some of the phone numbers were 'Hotlines' (crisis lines and emergency numbers) and because other pages in the phone book have 'colours' for names (i.e. the white pages, yellow pages and blue pages), we decided to call our new abuse information page the "HotPeachPages".
During the five years we worked to get the HotPeachPages into the Saskatchewan phone book, and then to advertise its location, not once did an abused woman ever express a concern about the name 'HotPeachPages'. Not once. Sure, a few bureaucrats and one male police officer fussed over it, but not one survivor of abuse. On the contrary, survivors liked the name—it was like a secret code name just for them and their special page. They could tell each other about it without having the name of the resource label their conversation if they didn't want it to. And that was good enough for us.
That it may be mistaken for a porn site is not a negative—it's such a good resource, once women hear about it they access it without hesitation. That we get hits from men looking for 'hot women' (and we do) doesn't hurt the HotPeachPages and might even help those men. (As a matter of fact, on January 19, 2005, someone who queried the phrase "hot women arabic" was sent by a search engine to the HotPeachPages, and ended up visiting 7 of our pages!) By putting it to our own use, we can take back some power from the word 'Hot'.
If the powers that be can make Yellow Pages, Google and Hotmail mean whatever they want them to mean, so can women make the 'HotPeachPages' mean whatever we want.
And we have.
|How can individual agencies help women & the HotPeachPages?|
|Suggest a Link for the HotPeachPages|
Adding to our world-wide HotPeachPages is easy—just email the HotPeachPages with information about and/or links to agencies in your:
or with a link to abuse information in a language other than English, and we'll add the information to our site.
PLEASE NOTE: In most cases, we cannot provide links to individual agencies—there are simply too many single agency links in the world to manage. Instead, we provide links to lists of agencies. Before you submit your suggestion, do check to see if an agency you want to suggest is already listed on one of the lists we link to.
|Wow! Kudos to the HotPeachPages|
"I have just been reading some of the information on your website ... never have I seen a more complete and expert informational piece of work!!! THANK YOU. It is my strong opinion that everyone needs this information!!! I will be emailing all my friends that this info is here ...." United Church Ministry Student, Canada, 2000
"Thank you for your ongoing endeavours to provide a valuable reference point for victims/survivors who need to find services in their community." Sexual Assault Care Ontario, ON, Canada, 2001
"We will link to your site—it's great." Women's Aid Federation of England, United Kingdom, 2002
"I'm the 'webbie' for the TRCC/MWAR website.... their organization is listed in your fabulously useful directory." Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape, ON, Canada, 2003
"Your web site is great, so i'm giving it some good publicity." Violence Free Network Wairarapa, New Zealand, 2004
"I love your pages. A marvellous piece of work." International Information Centre and Archives for the Women's Movement (IIAV), New Name: Aletta Institute for Women's History, The Netherlands, 2004
"The 'HotPeachPages' site is a wonderful resource and for women of all
nationalities. I like that the information is accessible in 71 different langauges. Well done." Rape Prevention Education, New Zealand, 2005
"I visited your common good and well presented web site today. It was really awesome experience. Sad thing is you have not included my Kannada language . It is the language of the 60 million people of Karnataka state in India. The Kannada speaking people are all around the world who are very eager to know about your web site content in their own language, like me. I think it will be worth the effort if you include Kannada in your web site." male visitor from New Zealand, 2005
Our reply: "We also feel sad that we do not have information on abuse in every language. Unfortunately, we are a non-funded volunteer organization, and we are only able to present or link to resources that others have published. So far, we have not been able to find abuse information in the Kannada language." HPP webmom, 2005
"We have some [multi-lingual] resources which were all produced with funding from the Ontario Women's Directorate. You are very welcome to include them on your fabulous site. They both mention hotpeachpages.net as a recommended resource. ... I love your site!" Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System, ON, Canada, 2005
"I would like to thank you for your work and the amazing resource you have created with HotPeachPages. It is the first place I go to when searching for resources for our clients, who are Americans experiencing domestic violence overseas. Thank you again for all of the wonderful work you do—keep it up!" Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, USA, 2006
"Thanks so much for your site. We link to it from our resources section. The international agencies you provide are especially useful for us. Sometimes we hear from people in other countries, and, because we only
provide services in the US, we direct them to your site for help." RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), USA, 2006
"I just wanted to send you a quick thanks for your wonderful site. I don't know where the idea to set up a global resource for SV/DV crisis centers came from, but I have used it many times. I work at the Chicago Rape Crisis Center, in Chicago, IL USA and we have gotten calls from various places in the world. Nice to know you are there when we need help. ... Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!" Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline, a program of the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, USA, March 2007
"WOW, what a resource you have there. Congrats on an amazing collection of languages. You will never know all the good it will do in all those places. Boggles the mind. You've made the world a teeny bit smaller (in a good way)." VisiBone (Web Design Tools), USA, April 2007
"Thanks so much for AiR [an information area within the HotPeachPages] . What a wonderful, amazing resource." anonymous Canadian, July 2007
"The HotPeachPages contains comprehensive lists and information for Australian towns from Darwin to Hobart, Perth to Cooktown, Sydney to Broome. We thoroughly recommend that you bookmark this site." Quote on Family Violence page, Suddenly Separated on Wayback Machine, Australia, 2007
"Amazing website, really well done—I am so impressed. Thank you for your hard work!!" Women's Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Australia, 2008
"What an amazing venture you have embarked on, good luck." Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Australia, 2008
"Wow! The HotPeachPages is a pretty remarkable resource. Thanks!" young South Asian American 2009
"Now, if you've been following along, you'll know that I planned to include links to both Canadian and U.K. domestic abuse survivor services. During my search for agencies in other countries, I came across something better than I could have dreamed. And it's a brilliant idea: timely, important, and profound.
It's a site called the HotPeachPages. It's an odd name with its own history, but you'll have to go to the site to find out the story, I'm not going to tell you—not because I'm lazy, but because I want you to go there and see what this site is all about.
The HotPeachPages is a worldwide directory of abuse help organizations in a variety of languages. The site also includes information on Internet security for those using the Web to seek help. In addition, you can find out how to get involved with this amazing organization and learn more about its history.
The HotPeachPages will be included in Patchwork's list of organizations with which you can Get Involved or Get Help. So, get over there, check it out, and spread the word!"
"I love the way things are arranged, am sure they help women, and the name is great." young woman from Sweden, January 2010
"We often refer your service as a resource for survivors and friends and family of survivors who write to us for help. Hot Peach Pages is an invaluable resource and unique, to our knowledge. We know our more than 600 Say NO partners, and viewers from all over the world, can benefit from it and we would like to place a link to Hot Peach Pages on the Say NO site to make it easy to do so." UN Women, June 2011
"Thank you for adding our organization to this pioneer global directory." ABAAD Resource Center for Gender Equality, Lebanon, February 2013
"I had the opportunity to review the information for the Caribbean on the 'HotPeachPages'. I was pleasantly surprised at the wealth of information available for our area." Women's Coalition of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, May 2013
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