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Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2014 from the European Commission, 11/24/14

November 25th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“The world will soon mark the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, and the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on the contribution of Women to Peace and Security. We will review the progress that we have made in implementing these important instruments and will reflect on further action.”

Read more: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STATEMENT-14-2081_en.htm

Battered, Bereaved, and Behind Bars from BuzzFeed News, 10/2/14

November 18th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News Investigation.”

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexcampbell/how-the-law-turns-battered-women-into-criminals#1u8oxdk

Responding to Sexual Violence in Indian Country by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. for the USDOJ, 11/17/14

November 18th, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“My pledge to these dedicated leaders was that their report, and the insights they offered, will not merely go on a shelf – they will provide a solid basis for the Justice Department to take robust action.  In the days ahead, they will guide our efforts to take practical steps to implement – and to institutionalize – the changes we need to gain the trust of survivors, to transform attitudes surrounding these heinous crimes, and to strengthen existing tribal values that women must be respected.  And they will inform our broad-based efforts to keep supporting and building upon the exemplary work that law enforcement leaders, victim advocates, and tribal authorities across the country are doing every day to help us turn the tide.”

Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/blog/responding-sexual-violence-indian-country-attorney-general-eric-h-holder-jr

#BeenRapedNeverReported Trending On Twitter As Women Share Stories Of Sexual Violence from the Huffington Post, 10/31/14

October 31st, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“A powerful hashtag trended on Twitter on Thursday night as victims of sexual violence who had never reported their attacks spoke out in solidarity with women who were not believed when they came forward about their rapes.”

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/31/beenrapedneverreported_n_6080054.html

Office on Violence Against Women Announces National Tour to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act from DOJ, 10/30/14

October 31st, 2014 CaseyKeene No comments

“In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice today announced a nationwide tour of Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant recipients.  The tour will engage with communities dedicated to ending violence against women though coordinated community response (CCR) teams.  OVW launched the tour today with a visit to programs in Brooklyn, New York.  OVW and department officials will visit diverse communities across the country through May 2015.  Officials will participate in roundtable conversations with local law enforcement, victim service providers, judges, prosecutors and other members of the coordinated community response team.”

Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/office-violence-against-women-announces-national-tour-commemorate-20th-anniversary-violence

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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/