Posts Tagged ‘ending violence’

If You’re A Domestic Violence Survivor With Unexplained Symptoms, Read This from the Huffington Post, 06/05/2015

June 8th, 2015 Justine No comments

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post ran a story on undiagnosed traumatic brain injury in domestic violence survivors. We received an outpouring of emails from women who suspected they might be suffering from the condition. Here, we spoke to some experts on what women should do if they believe they have a traumatic brain injury.

Need help right now? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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‘Enough Femicide,’ Say Argentines Rallying Against Domestic Violence from France 24, 06/03/2015

June 4th, 2015 Justine No comments

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Argentina on Wednesday to condemn violence against women after a series of brutal murders.

Carrying signs with slogans like “machismo kills” and “enough deaths,” Argentines flooded the streets of Buenos Aires and more than 100 other cities.

“We’re seeing a social and political inflexion point,” with people mobilizing en masse because of the recent killings, said Fabiana Tunez, director of one of the main organizations behind the marches, women’s rights group La Casa del Encuentro.

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How Can You Prevent Sexual Assault? Web Comic ‘Game’ Has Advice from CNET, 06/03/2015

June 4th, 2015 Justine No comments

Carnegie Mellon University students have created “Decisions That Matter: An Interactive Experience” — part web comic, part game — to help guide other students into making better choices when confronted with sexual issues in real-world scenarios.

In the comic, you are a first year undergrad who deals with a variety of situations that could be construed or misunderstood as sexual harassment or assault. Your role in the story is as a friend watching the events unfold, and hopefully prompt you to take action to see firsthand how bystander intervention works.

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Rep. Todd Rutherford Delays Domestic Violence Vote, Pushes For More Debate from the Post and Courier, 05/27/2015

May 27th, 2015 Justine No comments

“COLUMBIA — A leading Democrat denounced a domestic violence reform bill Wednesday, delaying an expected vote and calling the bill “theater” if it is pushed through without a specific proposal to speed up treatment for batterers.

Rep. Todd Rutherford, the House minority leader, said the reform bill had been gutted after the Senate stripped an amendment he backed to provide immediate psychological assessments for batterers and victims after someone is charged.”

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Legislative steps: Cabinet Approves Bill on Violence Against Women from The Express Tribune, 05/21/2015

May 21st, 2015 Justine No comments

“A meeting of the cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, on Wednesday approved the Punjab Protection of Women Victims Against Violence Bill-2015. Amendments to the Punjab Maternity Benefits Ordinance 1958, Stamp Act 1899 and the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Act were also approved.”

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Egyptian Authorities Using Sexual Violence on ‘Massive Scale’ from BBC News, 05/19/2015

May 20th, 2015 Justine No comments

A report by the organisation suggests men, women and children are being abused “to eliminate public protest”.

Many are subjected to virginity tests, rape and gang rape after arrest.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry said it would not comment until it had studied the report.

The study notes a surge in sexual violence after the Egyptian military takeover in July 2013

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