Posts Tagged ‘economics’

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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While Signs of Economic Recovery Persist, Domestic Violence on the Rise Nationwide
Mary Kay Identifies: Demand for Help is Up-Services, Funding and Prevention Programs are Down from Market Watch, 5/1/12

May 8th, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “Though many areas of life are recovering from the economic downturn, domestic violence shelters throughout the United States report that the economy continues to significantly affect battered women and children. While shelters shine a spotlight on the widespread increase in domestic violence survivors seeking help nationwide, they also highlight a substantial decrease in shelter services, funding sources and prevention efforts to assist victims. In addition, shelters report that the abuse is getting more severe, survivors are staying in abusive relationships longer and shelters expect the situation will only stay the same or get worse in light of the economy — according to the fourth national ‘Mary Kay Truth About Abuse Survey.’”

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OPINION: Three Key Steps to Help a Woman Protect Her Finances When Leaving an Abusive Marriage from Forbes. 2/29/12

February 29th, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “Chris Brown’s performance and Best R&B Album win at the Grammy Awards earlier this month upset many women’s advocates (including me). Should the Recording Academy really be honoring and celebrating someone who brutally assaulted his girlfriend just three years ago? But, of course, that’s just the latest in a long string of unanswered questions surrounding the Chris Brown-Rhianna narrative. Chief among them, at least for me, is this one, perhaps the most heart-wrenching and puzzling of all: Why does anyone –and especially a star like Rhianna –stay in an abusive relationship? She has power, money, fame, advisors, fans . . . and yet Rhianna still can’t seem to break free from her abuser.”

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Mass. Senate Passes Domestic Violence Employment Protection Bill from Plymouth Patch, 1/15/12

January 17th, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “The Senate on Thursday passed legislation establishing new employment rights for victims of domestic violence that will help victims keep their jobs and increase long-term economic productivity. The vote was 34-0. The bill has wide support from advocacy organizations and the business community.”

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Opinion: Advocate: IRS needs greater understanding of domestic violence from The Hill, 1/11/12

January 12th, 2012 admin No comments

The article reports, “The IRS is ill-equipped to deal with victims of domestic abuse and violence, with some employees not having received needed training, according to a new federal report. The Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, an in-house and independent watchdog of the IRS, said abuse victims are often unaware of their tax and financial situations — and thus sometimes unable to supply paperwork required by the agency.”

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Press Release: Domestic Violence Shelters’ Desperate Call for Help is Answered by The Mary Kay Foundation with $3 Million Donation from Market Watch, 9/26/11

September 26th, 2011 admin No comments

The article reports, “The Mary Kay Foundation maintains commitment to keeping women safe. The downturn in the economy is driving domestic violence shelters to cut much needed services to domestic violence survivors. More than 670 executive directors of domestic violence shelters reported in the third “Mary Kay Truth About Abuse” national survey of the challenges they are experiencing. In response to this call for help and in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, The Mary Kay Foundation(SM) has awarded $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters in all 50 states. Each shelter will receive $20,000 that will be used to maintain emergency shelter and rehabilitation programs for women and children.”

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