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Pink art to counter violence against women from The Hindu, 1/4/15

January 5th, 2015 Justine No comments
In one corner of the campus in the Auroville Institute of Applied Technology, there are 365 bamboo sticks, all painted pink and placed in concrete blocks. Over the next few days and months, these sticks with handwritten messages in mirror foil paper will take the form of installation art and travel to different places, including villages around Auroville, Puducherry and even Germany.

Study: Unborn children are affected by domestic violence from News for Michigan, 1/2/2015

January 2nd, 2015 Justine No comments

“A new study suggests domestic violence during pregnancy has long-term effects on the unborn child.”

“Alytia Levendosky is a psychology professor and the director of clinical training in the MSU Department of Psychology. She says one-year-old children of women abused during their pregnancies often avoid physical contact, are bothered by bright lights and are tense or fearful.”

Read More at: michiganradio.org/post/study-unborn-children-are-affected-domestic-violence

*Trigger Warning* High Court to Rule on Violent Social Media Threats from WENews, 12/17/14

December 19th, 2014 Justine No comments

“There’s one way to love you but a thousand ways to kill you,” the estranged husband at the center of this case posted on his Facebook page. We hope the court will agree that women need protection from this kind of threat.

Read more: http://womensenews.org/story/in-the-courts/141216/high-court-rule-violent-social-media-threats#.VJQ3yADt


Director of National Intelligence Issues New Security Clearance Guidance from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 4/5/13

April 5th, 2013 admin No comments

“Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper today issued new guidance to support victims of sexual assault who hold or wish to hold a government security clearance, but may be reluctant to seek mental health counseling for fear they may have to disclose the counseling on their application.”

Read more at: http://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/press-releases/191-press-releases-2013/828-director-of-national-intelligence-issues-new-security-clearance-guidance

Women and Guns: New Ad and Research Show How Weak Gun Laws Turn Domestic Abuse into Murder from PR Newswire, 4/3/13

April 5th, 2013 admin No comments

“Mayors Against Illegal Guns continues its push for commonsense gun law reforms today with a new ad and research highlighting the disturbing link between violence against women and guns.  The ad features Elvin Daniel , a gun owner and NRA member whose sister Zina Daniel was murdered in the Brookfield, Wisconsin, spa shooting in October 2012.  Several days after she obtained a restraining order against her violent estranged husband – which made him a prohibited purchaser – he bought a semiautomatic handgun from a private online seller without a background check, which he used the next day to murder her and two other people.”

Read more at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/women-and-guns-new-ad-and-research-show-how-weak-gun-laws-turn-domestic-abuse-into-murder-201315351.html

 

 

National Leadership Crucial for Tackling Violence in DR Congo – UN Envoy from UN News Centre, 3/28/13

April 1st, 2013 admin No comments

“Conflict-related sexual violence is one of the most urgent challenges facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official says, stressing that leadership and responsibility on the part of the Government is critical to tackling this issue.”

Read more at: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=44514&Cr=sexual+violence&Cr1=