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Columbia University Is Under Federal Investigation For Sexual Assault Cases from Huffington Post, 01/12/2015

January 13th, 2015 Justine No comments

“Columbia University is under two federal investigations related to how the Ivy League institution handles sexual assault and harassment cases, Education Department officials confirmed Monday.”

“The federal probes both stem from a complaint filed by 28 students and alumni against Columbia. From the original 23 student complainants in April, the number grew over the summer as they waited for the Office for Civil Rights’ decision on whether to open an investigation.”

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Interrupting cycle of violence before young perpetrators and their victims reach adulthood from MedicalXpress, 01/12/2015

January 13th, 2015 Justine No comments

Researchers at the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center and the World Health Organization have conducted a review to identify effective or promising approaches for preventing intimate partner violence and sexual violence against adolescents (10- to 19-year-olds)

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Bolivia builds women’s independence to curb domestic violence from The Guardian, 01/08/2015

January 12th, 2015 Justine No comments

“More than half of Bolivian women aged 15 to 49 have experienced intimate partner violence, according to a Pan American Health Organisation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that analysed data from 12 countries over the past 12 years. Of the Latin American and Caribbean nations surveyed, Bolivia ranked the most violent in terms of women who had experienced such violence.”

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Palestinian TV to raise awareness of violence against women and girls from The Guardian, 1/1/2015

January 7th, 2015 Justine No comments
Programmes, to be broadcast across the West Bank and Gaza, will tackle often taboo subjects, such as marital rape, over the next three years.

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India proposes special police units to probe crimes against women from Reuters, 1/06/2015

January 7th, 2015 Justine No comments

“The Investigative Units on Crimes Against Women (IUCAW) would be deployed in India’s 29 states with the aim of strengthening the criminal justice system by conducting thorough probes, leading to stronger prosecutions and higher convictions.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has written to the chief ministers of all the states asking them to examine the IUCAW proposal, said a government statement late on Monday.

‘The objective of these units will be to investigate cases referred to them (and) augment the investigative machinery of the states in relation to the heinous crimes against women, especially rape, dowry deaths, acid attacks and human trafficking,’ said the statement.”

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Women’s top priority for 2015: protecting women from domestic and sexual violence from The Irish Times

January 6th, 2015 Justine No comments

“In the lead-up to the new year, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) conducted a poll among our members and supporters, asking them about their hopes for what the Government’s priorities would be in 2015.”
“…protecting women from domestic and sexual violence, which was viewed as very important by 87 per cent…”
“The new domestic violence legislation and the new strategy on violence against women, which the Government will introduce in 2015, must establish domestic
violence as a crime in its own right with the potential of serious sentences. The Government must also act on the recommendations in the Garda Inspectorate report that highlighted the failings by An Garda Síochána to pursue domestic violence as a serious crime.”