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Student lobbyists to advocate on Capitol Hill for sexual violence education from The GW Hatchet, 02/26/2015

February 27th, 2015 Justine No comments

The bill would be the first national legislation to fund education about sexual violence and healthy relationships, and is currently under review by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. National organizations, including Planned Parenthood and the National Women’s Law Center, have endorsed the bill.

Kaine said he wrote the bill with young people in mind based on conversations with the University of Virginia’s sexual violence awareness and advocacy group, One Less.

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Senate approves domestic violence bill from WYFF News, 02/26/2015

February 27th, 2015 Justine No comments

South Carolina is one step closer to making it against the law for certain criminal domestic violence offenders to own a gun.

The Senate gave key approval to the bill this week with a 38-3 vote.

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Study Details Lives of LGBT Youths Engaged in ‘Survival Sex’ from Associated Press, 2/25/2015

February 25th, 2015 Justine No comments

A unique federally funded study offers a detailed look at the lives of gay, lesbian and transgender youth in New York City who cope with homelessness and poverty by engaging in what the researchers call “survival sex.”

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Men in Turkey and Azerbaijan put on miniskirts in sexual violence protest from IBTimes, 02/21/2015

February 25th, 2015 Justine No comments

“Men in Turkey and Azerbaijan are donning miniskirts in protest against sexual violence against women…”

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Wilson: Another tragic display of South Carolina’s domestic-violence problem from The State, 02/22/2015

February 24th, 2015 Justine No comments

“It’s a chilling thought that the same day we all gathered to discuss domestic-violence prevention and education, a life was cut short due to this tragic crime just a few blocks away. This reaffirms the need for more conversations like this about domestic violence.”

“As a society, we often imagine domestic violence in a stereotypical way, where a man beats his wife and uses power and/or money to control her throughout the relationship. This tragedy serves as a very real wake-up call that domestic violence can happen anywhere. Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic background.

Dr. Fayad was a well-respected professor. He was a successful cancer researcher who made significant progress in colon cancer research, and was an expert on Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. His death is a tragic loss for our community.”

Unspoken Side of Domestic Violence from abc 13 Eyewitness News, 02/19/2015

February 19th, 2015 Justine 1 comment

Christopher Chapa had a lot of plans ahead adding, “I think that’s the hardest part is just seeing what would have been.” His plans included marrying his girlfriend Claudia Esquivel and being step-father to her five-year-old son.

In June of 2014 Chapa was shot to death in Galveston. The woman now charged with his murder is the one he was about to propose to.

Holmes says, “Never in my wildest dreams did I think he would die at the hands of someone he completely and utterly loved with all his heart.”

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