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Bell: More NFL Players Should Follow Chris Canty’s Lead Against Domestic Violence from USA TODAY, 4/16/13

April 18th, 2013 admin No comments

“The breakfast seminar, part of a national initiative, was aimed at educating coaches — from recreation leagues to the college level — about domestic violence against women and urging the coaches to use their influence to affect change.”

Read more at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2013/04/16/giants-chris-canty-domestic-violence-prevention/2089185/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomNfl-TopStories+(Sports+-+NFL+-+Top+Stories)

Churches and Domestic Violence from Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, 4/12/13

April 17th, 2013 admin No comments

“Domestic violence is often unnoticed, hidden from our eyes, but actually it is rampant in our society and in our communities. We know, of course, that there are probably women here this morning who have experienced violence in their own homes, and our heart goes out to you.”

Read more at: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/episodes/april-12-2013/churches-and-domestic-violence/15846/

 

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=

 

 

10,000 People Called Human Trafficking Hotline In 2011 from NPR, 6/12/2012

June 12th, 2012 admin No comments


The article reports, “A national hotline for human trafficking victims received calls from about 10,000 individuals last year, from every state in the union. A new report out today by the Polaris Project, which runs the 24-hour hotline through a federal grant, says the volume of calls for help is on the rise, as awareness of the problem grows.”

Read the full article at: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/06/12/154800249/human-trafficking-hotline-received-10-000-calls-in-2011

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