Posts Tagged ‘ending violence’

Vice President Biden Marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Announcing It’s On Us Progress from the White House, 04/23/2015

April 24th, 2015 Justine No comments

Today at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Vice President Biden is honoring April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month by sharing an update on the Administration’s efforts to help combat sexual assault, especially on college and university campuses.

New Commitments

It’s On Us now includes 75 non-profit and private-sector partners that focus on supporting the campaign using digital, television, and alternative strategies. Recent commitments from new partners include:

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Committee calls for better measures against domestic violence from the Daily Sabah: Turkey, 4/19/2015

April 20th, 2015 Justine No comments

“A parliamentary committee on domestic violence set out a list of recommendations to tackle the phenomenon, ranging from more effective legal measures against offenders to raising the legal marriage age from 17 to 18.

Looking into ways to tackle the domestic violence that has been plaguing the country in recent years, Parliament has been mulling on more effective measures to curb the disturbing phenomenon.”
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Domestic Violence A Hidden Problem Among the Elderly from North New Jersey News, 04/06/2015

April 7th, 2015 Justine No comments

Local and national experts on domestic violence and the elderly said that while research focuses on younger victims, assaults are likely just as prevalent among the elderly. In 2012, about 5 percent of domestic violence victims in New Jersey — or 2,900 of all reported cases — were 60 or older, according to the New Jersey State Police Uniform Report on Domestic Violence. But they were the victims of 18 percent of domestic murders – seven out of 38.

And the elderly population is often underserved by services for battered women and overlooked by research on domestic violence.

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Presidential Proclamation — National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, 2015 from The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, 04/01/2015

April 1st, 2015 Justine No comments

“We have taken action to strengthen our criminal justice system, uphold the civil rights of victims and survivors of sexual assault, and ensure that all people can live free from sexual violence.  Now in its second year, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault is helping schools live up to their obligations to educate students in safe environments.  We continue to address the impact of sexual assault on persons living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.  I have also made clear that violence and abuse have no place in the finest military this world has ever known.  And last fall, we launched the “It’s On Us” campaign to let people know everyone has a role to play in preventing and effectively responding to sexual violence.”

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2015 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.”

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Violence Against Women Act Listening Tour Stops in Northeast Louisiana from Nexstar Broadcasting, 03/30/2015

March 31st, 2015 Justine No comments

Its been 20 years since the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law.

To honor that anniversary, officials from the Department of Justice are visiting outreach programs across the nation. Monday, they made several stops in Ouachita and Morehouse parish.

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Joe Biden: Domestic Violence Is A ‘Public Health Epidemic’ from the Huffington Post, 02/20/2015

March 24th, 2015 Justine No comments

“All of you in this room who are doctors, nurses, researchers, social workers from all across the country, the fact that we are talking today about domestic violence as a public health epidemic is because of you,” he said. “We have come such a long way in our fight against this epidemic, but we have to keep making the case even stronger for prevention and intervention.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly one-third of U.S. women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence is associated with an array of health problems. In the short-term, physical violence can result in serious injuries or even death. At least one-third of all female homicide victims in the U.S. are killed by male intimate partners. But studies have found that domestic violence has long-term health consequences as well.

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