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PRESS RELEASE: IACHR Presents Report about Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica from The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, 5/31/2012

May 31st, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights presented today the report ‘Access to Justice for Women Victims of Violence in Mesoamerica’ at a regional activity, which analyzes the multiple dimensions of the problem of sexual violence and its treatment by the justice systems of the Mesoamerican region, with a special emphasis on Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.”

Read the full article at: http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/media_center/PReleases/2012/057.asp

Opinion: Chris Crass, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, and Top 5 Men Who Are Doing the Most for Women’s Rights from policymic, 2/28/12

February 28th, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “Upon researching for this article, I realized that the topic was harder than what I imagined it would be. The lack of visibility around men who are working towards addressing women’s rights issues is a testament to the binary society we live in, where women are supposed to fight for women and men for men. These men, through their work, show that women’s rights are not only women’s issues; they are human rights issues. I hope that more men will follow in the footsteps of these progressive men and challenge their male privilege and simultaneously challenge women who believe men have no place advocating for women.”

Read the full article at: http://www.policymic.com/articles/4729/chris-crass-pearl-jam-s-eddie-vedder-and-top-5-men-who-are-doing-the-most-for-women-s-rights

Global Terrorism And The World Conference Of Women In Washington, D.C. from Forbes, 2/26/12

February 28th, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “It’s already Monday in other places like Hong Kong and Sidney, Australia. Wherever you live, you can bet someone is weeping and saying prayers over their recently buried loved one, kneeling on cold, hard ground over one who was murdered and silenced by intimate partner violence. One out of every three women around the globe has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime, and the person who is controlling and violent toward her is either a former, current or newly severed relationship.”

Read the full article at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/crime/2012/02/26/global-terrorism-and-the-world-conference-of-women-in-washington-d-c/

Domestic violence now crime in Pakistan from The Telegraph, 2/22/12

February 23rd, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “Pakistan’s parliament today passed a landmark bill that makes violence against women and children a criminal offence and carries prison terms and fines. Under the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, that was passed by the Senate today, those found guilty of beating women or children will face a minimum prison sentence of six months and a fine of at least 100,000 rupees, the Dawn daily reported.”

Read the full article at: http://telegraphindia.com/1120222/jsp/foreign/story_15164940.jsp

‘¡No te Dejes! :’ County launches anti-domestic violence campaign from El Paso Times, 2/12/12

February 16th, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “A new initiative introduced Friday by county officials is aimed at reducing domestic and dating violence among adults and teens. … District Attorney Jaime Esparza and County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal unveiled the program, which is funded by an $80,000 grant from Gov. Rick Perry’s Criminal Justice Department. Officials with the county and district attorneys’ offices will begin scheduling presentations at schools on March 1 to talk about dating violence. ’Trying to address the issue (of dating and domestic violence) is very important to the both of us,’ Esparza said during the news conference. As part of the initiative, officials are distributing a 16-minute video produced by a local company, MindWarp Entertainment, that depicts the fictional story of teenager Natalie Rivera, who becomes a victim of dating violence.”

Read the full article at: http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_17366600

 

Sportscaster James Brown Teams With Verizon Foundation, Launches Campaign to End Domestic Violence
Campaign Promotes Respect and Equality; Educates Men on How to Help Victims of Abuse from Market Watch, 1/31/12

January 31st, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “Sportscaster James Brown, the host of CBS Network’s ‘The NFL Today’ and Showtime’s ‘Inside the NFL,’ has teamed with Verizon to launch a national campaign to end domestic violence against women and men. Brown appeared on several broadcast media outlets on Monday (Jan. 30) to enlist the support of sports fans to promote equality and respect, and to speak out against domestic violence.”

Read the full article at: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sportscaster-james-brown-teams-with-verizon-foundation-launches-campaign-to-end-domestic-violence-2012-01-30