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Biden, White House Take on ‘Dating Violence’ from the Weekly Standard, 6/21/12

June 21st, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “‘Today, Vice President Biden, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and White House Advisor on Violence Against Women Lynn Rosenthal hosted an event to launch a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) about dating violence as part of the Vice President’s 1 is 2 Many campaign,’ a White House press release reads. ‘Due to the fact that young women today ages 16 to 24 experience the highest rates of violence at the hands of someone they know, the PSA’s target audience is men of this same age group. The PSA, which was produced by the White House, features professional athletes and other male role models who deliver the message that dating violence is unacceptable.’ Joining the President and Vice President in the PSA, which will air this summer on the ESPN Networks, the Fox Sports Networks, MLB Network, and NFL Network, are Joe Torre, Major League Baseball Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations, and Manager of four World Series championship teams, David Beckham of the LA Galaxy, Eli Manning of the New York Giants, Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks, Evan Longoria of the Tampa Bay Rays, Jimmy Rollins of the Philadelphia Phillies, and ESPN correspondent Andy Katz. Joining the Vice President and other Senior Administration officials today for the rollout of the PSA were Jimmy Rollins, David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays, who was there on behalf of his teammate Evan Longoria, and Andy Katz.”

Read the full article at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-white-house-take-dating-violence_647702.html

View the video at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/1is2many

Ask all women about abuse, says task force from MedlinePlus, 6/12/12

June 19th, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “A government-backed panel on Tuesday recommended doctors ask their female patients about domestic violence they are currently experiencing or may have faced in the past. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an expert group that sets screening guidelines, said there is “adequate” evidence that asking about partner violence — and referring women who need it to counseling services — can reduce their mental and physical harm related to the abuse. The guideline statement, which is still in draft form and available online for public comment, is based on a summary of the evidence for and against screening conducted by Oregon researchers for the task force and published last month.”

Read the full article at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_126207.html

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Opinion: What It Means To Be A Man from Ottawa Citizen, 6/18/12

June 19th, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “Father’s Day is an opportunity for us dads to think about our role in ending sexual and domestic violence against women. We have not recognized our potential and our power in stopping these horrific crimes. We have been told, and we have told ourselves, that this is a women’s issue and we have been content to let them solve it. Women alone cannot solve this problem since most violence in our society is committed by men. Not all men, for sure, but too many of us.”
Read the full article at: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion/6796145/story.html

Report Highlights Violence Against Women in Central America from Ms. Magazine, 6/11/12

June 12th, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “A new report found that the rate of violent crimes against women in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala has drastically increased, reaching crisis level. The report, researched by Nobel Peace Prize laureates Jody Williams and Rogoberta Menchu on a 10-day fact finding mission, shows that increased militarization in the countries has disproportionately affected women.”

Read the full article at: http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=13703

10,000 People Called Human Trafficking Hotline In 2011 from NPR, 6/12/2012

June 12th, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “A national hotline for human trafficking victims received calls from about 10,000 individuals last year, from every state in the union. A new report out today by the Polaris Project, which runs the 24-hour hotline through a federal grant, says the volume of calls for help is on the rise, as awareness of the problem grows.”

Read the full article at: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/06/12/154800249/human-trafficking-hotline-received-10-000-calls-in-2011