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Schools Must Take New Steps to End Violence on Campus from AAUW, 10/20/2014

October 23rd, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“After years of hard work, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act is law and its campus safety provisions, sometimes called Campus SaVE, have final regulations requiring colleges and universities to take new steps to end sexual violence. AAUW documented the development of these regulations this spring, a step that provides additional details to help schools implement new laws. The Department of Education recently announced that these regulations are now final.”

Read more: http://www.aauw.org/2014/10/20/final-vawa-step/

More Pet-Friendly Apartments For Domestic Violence Survivors Are Coming To New York City from the Huffington Post, 10/17/2014

October 20th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“There has never been a more important time for the domestic violence shelter community to open its doors to pets,” said Fields said in a news release when PALS was announced. “As we witnessed during Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy, pets are members of the family and no one should have to make the impossible decision to leave them behind during times of crisis.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/17/domestic-violence-pets_n_6003168.html

How can I identify and assist victims of human trafficking accessing domestic violence services?

October 1st, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons through use of force, coercion, deception or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. In the United States, the number of trafficked victims is largely unknown, but we do know that every day more vulnerable people are trafficked into the sex trade and labor industry. In 2013, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline received multiple reports of human trafficking cases in all 50 states and D.C.

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Kerry Washington Sheds Light On An Invisible Kind Of Domestic Abuse from the Huffington Post, 9/16/14

September 16th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“The ‘Scandal’ star appeared at an event in New York as an ambassador for The Allstate Foundation, which runs an initiative called ‘Purple Purse‘ to raise awareness of domestic abuse. As the campaign’s spokeswoman, Washington designed a limited-edition purple purse to draw attention to the role of money in abusive relationships.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/kerry-washington-domestic-violence-abuse_n_5823600.html

NFL hires domestic violence advisers from ESPN, 9/15/14

September 16th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will ‘help lead and shape the NFL’s policies and programs relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.’”

Read more: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/11531293/roger-goodell-nfl-create-social-responsibility-role-help-domestic-violence-social-issues

Obama opens campaign against campus sexual assault for AP, 9/15/14

September 15th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“White House officials say the campaign, called ‘It’s On Us,’ will challenge everyone on campuses to see sexual assault as their personal responsibility to prevent, but will particularly target male students. Presidential aides point to research shows that men are often reluctant to speak out against violence against women because they believe other men accept it, and that Obama and Biden hope to set an example by speaking out to help change social norms.”

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-launching-campus-sexual-assault-campaign