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Domestic violence commonly represents the largest category of calls received by ... director of theNew York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

In a new report, entitled Genders at Work: Exploring the role of workplace equality in preventing men's violence against women, White Ribbon stated that ...

"Violence against young women and girls, whether forced trafficking, labour, incest, or rape, has a profound, long-lasting effect on all aspects of the victims' lives; ...

The film, which promotes awareness of violence against women, has made the rounds in film festivals in the U.S. and Central America and will screen in San ...

By John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ... Island Jewish Hospital alleging the domestic violence case against Monserrate was fabricated because he was a ...

Comprehensive immigration reform that includes a clear path to citizenship could drastically reduceviolence against women and girls in the United ...

The United Nations says violence against women in Afghanistan is on the rise, but authorities have acted on only a small number of reported cases. Its latest ...

That begins to spread to everything - women, transsexuals and marginalised ... Recent riots in Uttar Pradesh saw violence against women - can such acts be ...

If men speak up louder would it make a difference? Fighting ...allvoices
Violence against women and girls here and abroad marches on, for our culture of boys will be boys has still not evolved sufficiently to get men themselves ...

Complaints of sexual harassment and other crimes against women have also risen ... trust in Delhi helping women and children who are victims of violence.

The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) is garnering renewed support since being re-introduced to the House of Representatives last week by ...

Domestic violence victim allegedly handcuffed, duct taped and held prisoner ... of a type of ammunition feeding device that violates the New York SAFE Act.

Cornell, director of the Youth Violence Project, agrees mentoring can be helpful. But in an age where people with firearms training have committed mass ...

By Bill Hutchinson / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ... Under Colorado law, a suspect in a domestic violence case cannot be bailed out of jail until he appears in court ...

Harlem advocate dies of cancer at age 75New York Daily News
By Oren Yaniv / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ... Sister Mary Nerney, who dedicated her life to incarcerated women and victims of domestic violence, died of cancer ...

She also said that police went to the apartment at least twice in response todomestic abuse calls. The New York Times quoted Hernandez as saying that in one ...

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actors Taye Diggs and Idina ...and misdemeanor counts of domestic violence battery and criminal mischief.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's support for affordable housing is critical to New York City's future, but not just because it would mean stable rents and mortgages for ...

Over 161 countries, including Colombia, have taken steps to pass comprehensive laws to prevent and respond to violence against women. But passing laws is ...

NYPD chief to domestic violence victims: 'There is hope'Metro.us
Deputy Chief Kathleen O'Reilly, head of the New York City Police Department'sDomestic Violence Prevention Unit. Credit: NYPD. Speaking to the chief of the ...

One of the greatest impediments to using mobile technology to reduce gender violence is third world nations in which women often don't have access to their ...

NYC Domestic Violence Cases Responsible For 700 911 Calls A Day (AUDIO)
“Calling the police can be the protective factor against brutality,” said Yolanda Jimenez, the director of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence. “We want victims to know that they will have the resources so that they can move on from the ...

Branded by tattoos: A less known form of domestic violence
(CBS News) NEW YORK - One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. The abuse takes many forms, including one that's not widely known: Women branded with tattoos. Latishia Sanchez was 14 years old when she

The Impact of Sexual Violence on College Students
Kiran's essay was selected as one of five winners in a Denim Day NYC 2013 Op-ed Writing Contest: Telling the Truth About Sexual Violence.

Domestic violence victims get help from feds, state government
Each year, roughly 450,000 incidents of domestic violence are reported New York State, Lentol said. “The damage caused by domestic violence can be extensive and in many cases goes beyond physical abuse,” Lentol said. “Victims often do not have a ...

College students network to stop assaults on campuses - USA Today
The federal Violence Against Women Act, signed into law in March by President Obama, includes a provision that requires colleges and universities to adopt policies to address and prevent campus sexual violence. Complaints have addressed a range of ...

Bushwick battles violence against women with community theater
A new rendition of “The Vagina Monologues” is countering a spate of violence against women in Bushwick. Multiple attacks against women by a man who pinned his victims against walls and covered their mouths so they couldn't scream motivated ...

Ten domestic violence victims file lawsuit accusing NYCHA of snarling requests ...
Victims of domestic violence say they're being abused again — this time by the city Housing Authority. Ten women filed suit Tuesday alleging NYCHA put them in a bureaucratic twilight zone where requests for safe haven linger for months and even years ...

NYPD using criminal background checks to push victims in domestic-violence...
The NYPD is running criminal checks on domestic-violence victims so cops can have leverage if the accuser gets cold feet about pressing charges, a police source told The Post yesterday. “You're trying to close the case, but your complainant becomes ...

Workshop to address the problem of dating violence among teens
More than 10 percent of New York City high school students reported having been hit, slapped or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the last year, according to statistics provided by the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence.

Victim's Brother: Domestic Violence Must Stop
Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - The man accused of murdering his wife in a home on Buffalo's east side is now in custody -- and police say there is a history of domestic violence at that home. Family members who have lost loved ones to domestic violence say this ...

Address confidentiality program to protect victims of domestic violence
ALBANY – The New York Department of State (NYDOS) formally announced the state's Address Confidentiality Program (ACP), an initiative that is being offered at no cost to participants that enables victims of domestic violence the opportunity to shield ...

Provide clergy, laity training to prevent violence, say Anglican women
Violence against women and girls is a cause and consequence of gender inequality and gender injustice, compounded by numerous forms of discrimination. The church worldwide must be part of the solution.” The delegation of Anglican women from 16 ...

High School Assembly: Say No To Violence Against Women
Since that time, the White Ribbon Campaign has become the world's largest coordinated effort of men working to end violence against women. The White Ribbon Campaign does not limit its focus to domestic violence, but also targets bullying, sexual ...

Photo-a-day meme used to raise awareness of domestic violence
A worn-out meme got revitalized as a harrowingly poignant public service announcement. A young woman snapped a picture of herself daily for one year capturing a distressing decline from palpable confidence and beauty to heartbreaking apprehension and ...

'Stop the Urban Youth Violence'
L to R: Cornelius Ricks, founder, Stop the Urban Youth Violence; Muhammad Ibn Bashir, moderator; and panelists Asher Muhammad; John White; Ted Porteine; Dr. Glen Vickers and Jonathan Ager. Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:12 pm. 'Stop the Urban ...

San Francisco Chronicle (press release) - ‎Mar 20, 2013‎
The White House issued a resource sheet focused on the Violence Against Women Act earlier this month and the U.S. DOE about the Department's efforts to support the prevention of teen dating violence and other forms of gender-based violence--both cited ...

Ending Violence Against Women -- Now the Real Work Starts
At the same time, an even greater challenge to the elimination of violence against women than these reactive forces taking the CSW hostage is the huge gap between text and implementation - between rhetoric and concrete action on the ground.

Workers World - ‎Mar 13, 2013‎
Women activists spoke on the role of unions; affordable housing; safe school bus transportation; the struggle for no cuts in postal service; the rights of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people; immigrants and domestic workers; and an end to sexual ...

Online Threats Against Women Aren't Trivial and Don't Happen in a Vacuum
The usual narrative, useful for abusers and thugs and those not subject to harm at the hands of others, deliberately ignores the context in which this harassment takes place: the "real" world where violence and the threat of violence against women is ...

CNN And today another domino was tipped as residents of New York City's Harlem neighborhood came out in strength to add their voices to the nation's growing dissatisfaction with the gun laws now in place.

CNN International - New York (CNN) -- The first week of a lawsuit seeking to reform New York's stop-and-frisk policy featured emotional accounts from men who say police stopped them for no reason and NYPD officers who say mandated quotas forced them to make ...

Speakers discuss church's effort to stop violence against women, girls
Christianity addresses the fundamental goal to prevent violence by engaging "men and women at the level of relationships, at the level of men's and women's self-understanding, toward the goal of making violence against women unthinkable, not just a ...

NYPD didn't provide translators, mocked language and arrested the abused in ...
Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence said NYPD cops responding to their calls didn't provide translators, mocked their language and even arrested them instead of their abusers, a blockbuster lawsuit says. “I thought that they would be there to ...

Ending All Violence Against Girls and Women
Last week, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) brought together thousands of leaders from around the world who are working to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. Government representatives, women's rights advocates, ...

Violence Against Women Does Not Discriminate
Firstly we pass laws and policies to end violence against women such as the recent UN Accord on Women and encourage others to do so at all levels of government and internationally. This means we must not regard an assault as a minor incident.

UN body issues declaration urging end to violence against women
UNITED NATIONS — A U.N. policymaking body agreed upon a declaration Friday urging an end to violence against women and girls despite concerns from conservative Muslim countries and the Vatican about references to women's sexual and reproductive ...

DOJ reports on violence against women down
A report by the U.S. Justice Department says that rapes and acts of violence against women have statistically dropped off by 64 percent over the last ten years. The same report cites that in 2010 alone, there were 283,200 rapes. That's down from the ...

Promised UN stand on violence against women now in jeopardy
A draft declaration urges member states to take a number of measures, including the elimination of any impunity in violence against women, by prosecuting and punishing perpetrators; allowing women and girls to have control over their sexuality and ...

UN Adopts Plan to Combat Violence...
More than 130 nations have agreed on a U.N. blueprint to combat violence against women and girls. Conservative Muslim and Roman Catholic countries and more liberal Western nations joined consensus on a compromise 17-page document night to loud ...

Domestic Violence Victims in NYC Could Wind Up in Jail Under Controversial ...
said Marilyn Chinitz, an NYC lawyer who often represents abused women, in an interview with the Post. "That is crazy. That is very, very frightening...It would empower the perpetrator, and there's going to be more domestic violence as a consequence.

Violence Against Women Act shines a light on same-sex abuse
Now, thanks to new LGBT-inclusive language in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, signed into law this month, domestic violence victims like Dati will have access to many of the same abuse and trauma services as victims of heterosexual ...

Undocumented immigrants protected under the Violence Against Women Act
It's been a fight for quite some time, but on Thursday, President Obama signed an expansion to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which now provides protection to those who are in the country illegally. For years, undocumented women who were ...

Eliminating and preventing violence against women and girls through sport
Violence against women and girls is endemic to nearly all societies, and it takes many forms, both physical and psychological”, said DeFrantz. She added: “Violence is at the extreme end of a continuum that includes gender-based discrimination, taunts ...

Violence Against Women: What's Sport Got to Do With It?
Say "violence against women" in the same sentence as the word "sport" and most people will conjure up thoughts of the Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher, South Africa's Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius or even O.J. Simpson -- each of whom have been ...

New York” magazine: Mayor Rawlings is anti-domestic-violence movement's ...
We can't recall the last time a Dallas mayor had such a high national profile — maybe when Laura Miller showed up in that Robert Redford-narrated coal documentary? But this has been a particularly good week for Mayor Mike Rawlings: Fresh off his ...

Unholy Alliance
Some horrific events over the past few months, including the shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl and the rape and murder of a young Indian physiotherapy student, should have been an alert for the world to unite in preventing violence against women...

Sequester could cut more than $400000 in the fight against Domestic Violence...
“Funding for non residential services should not be taken out of the New York State budget. There are more people like me with no where to turn and no answers,” said a victim of domestic violence. On the heels of this event, news of sequester cuts ...

N.Y. Legislature introduces protections for victims of domestic violence
The N.Y. State Senate and Assembly recently introduced “competing” bills both targeting increased employment protections for victims of domestic violence. The bills each provide various measures of job security for employees who need to be absent from ...

Violence against women an epidemic
According to UNIFEM, one in three women — one billion members of our human population — will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. It's time to wake up, connect the dots, and realize that violence against women is a global problem on the scale of ...

Harlem Group Aims to Heal Survivors of Domestic Violence
Stephanie McGraw founder of W.A.R.M. (left) has partnered with Elita Spence-Bowles, owner of Elite Conception Hair Lounge to bring women facing domestic abuse to the shop on West 144th Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and Adam Clayton ...

CNN - You don't have to be like the New York City firefighters who recently tackled the guy attacking his wife with a meat cleaver in broad daylight.

Rape on the Reservation
Having lost the votes of many women, Republicans now have the chance to recover some trust. The Senate last week voted resoundingly to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, the 1994 law that recognized crimes like rape, domestic abuse and ...

A men's campaign to end violence against women
Men, like Dad and your uncles—and other men from various walks of life — will converge at the State House to declare publicly that each of them is accountable to end the ongoing violence against women. Accountability can seem daunting to a young ...

Violence Against Older Women and the Elder Justice Act
I join many hundreds of advocates in commending Congressional passage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). When President Obama signs it into law, it will mark the successful end of a difficult legislative process.

We must bring the perpetrators to justice and end the culture of impunity
Violence against women is a crime. And yet it is universal. It happens in every country in the world, in every echelon of society. According to UN Women, up to six out of every ten women globally experience physical and/or sexual violence in their ...

Gillibrand calls on House lawmakers to renew the Violence Against Women Act
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday called for leaders in the House to renew the Violence Against Women Act, which funds programs for domestic violence victims. Since it was first enacted in 1994, VAWA had typically been reauthorized by Congress without ...

Kelly told the New York Post that youth gang violence makes up 30 percent of the city's shootings, so he doubled officers in the gang unit patrol to 300.


Pistorious case and the plague of violence against women
(CNN) -- On the same day that thousands of women stood up to participate in One Billion Rising, billed as the largest mass action to stop violence against women and girls, the sad news came from South Africa that yet another woman was killed. The ...

Mayor Bloomberg Calls for Swift Passage of Domestic Violence Bill
The New York City Police Department responded to 234,988 domestic violence incidents in the city in 2008, and city police also recorded 70 family-related homicides that year, according to the Center Against Domestic Violence. New York's Domestic ...

Domestic violence cases on the rise
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Domestic violence cases are on the rise, a disturbing trend made more disturbing by the fact that the federal law dealing with domestic violence has expired. New efforts have been underway to get it back on the books. Recent ...

Mississippi Public Broadcasting - Nearly four in ten teens have experienced either physical or sexual dating violence, according to the Department of Health and Human Services.

News 12 Brooklyn (subscription)District Attorney Charles Hynes hosts teen dating violence conferenceNews 12 Brooklyn (subscription) - ‎Feb 13, 2013‎District Attorney Charles Hynes hosted a conference on teen dating violence today. Students in 6th through 8th grade spent the day learning what is healthy and what is not when it comes to dating.

The Atlantic - ‎16 hours ago‎
We're more dangerous than L.A. or New York, but we're actually in the middle of the pack when it comes to homicide rates.

The Daily Voice - ‎Mayor Thomas Roach of White Plains, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Hope's Door executive director CarlLa Horton were joined by several White Plains High School students and Hope's Door employees for Thursday's event.

VAWA Vote: Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Violence Against Women Act
WASHINGTON -- The Senate easily passed its Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill on Tuesday, officially punting the issue to the House, where Republican leaders still haven't signaled how they plan to proceed. The bill passed 78 to 22.

Measure to Protect Women Stuck on Tribal Land Issue
WASHINGTON — At 26, Diane Millich fell in love with and married a white man, moving with him in 1998 to a home on her native Southern Ute reservation in southern Colorado where, in short order, her life was consumed by domestic violence. Her story of ...

Columbus Dispatch - ‎8 hours ago‎
The ambassadors say that teen dating violence isn't being talked about much by adults, who focus more on teens' involvement in drugs and sex.

Dominican Today - ‎4 hours ago
NEW YORK.- The Dominican gang "Los Trinitarios” (The Trinity) of New York, has 1,181 active members, according to the New York City Police (NYPD) report cited by The New York Times. Considered one of the most violent and dangerous in recent decades ...

Uptown Officials to Tackle Domestic Violence at Public Forum
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Northern Manhattan's elected officials are taking the issue of domestic violence head on during a community forum Thursday evening at the Isabella Geriatric Center. The forum, organized by assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa in ...

Violence against women costs TN millions
The information gathered will be used to produce a statewide study, “The Impact of Violence Against Women on the Tennessee Economy,” to be released in late October. The study will contain policy recommendations that could help to curb violence against ...

Breaking the cycle of violence against women is a key to ending human ...
"Until we make an end of violence against women a priority, we won't solve this problem," said Ramos, who spoke Friday at an ABA Midyear Meeting program sponsored by the ABA Judicial Division. "The legal system has got to make a priority of ending the ...

An American Muslim Man's Case for VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
In a meeting last week with a few Washington, D.C. leaders, I was asked what one issue I was most passionate about right now. Without hesitation I said, to the surprise of many, the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). I knew why ...

Nyc Youth Violence | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
Community activists, elected officials and residents sick and tired of youthviolence came out in large numbers last night at a “stop the violence” unity rally.

Lexington Herald Leader - ‎Feb 3, 2013‎Five days out of seven, domestic violence advocate Charlsie Banks says she gets word of a middle or high school student who is in an abusive dating relationship. "It's everywhere and there's not a lot being done to combat it," said Banks, the director ...

Boyfriend Trainer, controversial smartphone app, ripped for endorsing domestic...
Domestic violence appears to be just a game in a new smartphone app that has users in an uproar. The controversial app, dubbed Boyfriend Trainer, allows players to slap, strangle or even electrocute their virtual beaus if they do something wrong ...

Local Activists Strive to End Violence Against Women
V-Day is the global activist movement founded by playwright, performer and feminist Eve Ensler to help end violence against women and girls. It is the primary social force that promotes events to increase awareness and to raise funds to bring this ...

Mary Kay and the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) Join ...
Advocates, survivors, allies and members of the Mary Kay independent sales force dedicated to raising awareness among Georgia lawmakers about domestic and sexual violence against women will come together for Stop Violence Against Women Day on ...

Egypt: UN concerned about rising violence against female protesters
31 January 2013 – The top United Nations official tasked with advancing gender equality today expressed “deep concern” about the escalating violence against women in Egypt, particularly those protesting in the days following the second anniversary of ...

OCRegister - ‎Jan 28, 2013‎
LAKE FOREST - El Toro High School graduate Jacque Villagomez was 19 when police reported she was beaten to death by her boyfriend.

One Billion Rising Seeks an End to Violence Against Women
On February 14, the 15th anniversary of V-Day, One Billion Rising will bring women and men across the world together to demand an enduring end to violence against women. There are already thousands of events scheduled in more than 160 countries.

Chicago Reporter - ‎
In 2012, not only did Chicago lead the nation in homicides, it witnessed nearly 100 more murders than New York City, even though the Big Apple has three times as many residents.


VAWA Reauthorization Will Get Senate Vote Next Week
WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote early next week to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, senior Democratic aides told The Huffington Post on Monday. The Senate has been moving with lightning speed to get VAWA up and out the door. Sens.


Domestic violence victims take 'STEPS' towards new careers
Being a domestic violence victim can have a lasting impact on people, both emotionally and physically. In an effort to combat the issue of domestic violence, the New York City Department of Information, Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) teamed ...

Care2.com (blog) - ‎22 hours ago‎
New York City's controversial “stop and frisk” policy has attracted worldwide headlines thanks to its naked injustice and profiling; 85% of those stopped are Black or Latino, and of all people of all races stopped, 82% were innocent of any crime.

A Rape a Minute, a Thousand Corpses a Year
There is, however, a pattern of violence against women that's broad and deep and horrific and incessantly overlooked. Occasionally, a case involving a celebrity or lurid details in a particular case get a lot of attention in the media, but such cases ...

Huffington Post - ‎Jan 25, 2013‎Victims of gun violence in these neighborhoods are often unintended targets. A Family Remembers Their Daughter explores one family's tragic ... MyBlockNYC is not promoting a solution or an agenda on local issues, but merely trying to empower the youth...

New York Daily News - ‎9 hours ago‎The city's trigger-happy street gangs - Money Stackin' High in Harlem, the Sheridan Gunners in the Bronx, Wave Gang in Brooklyn - slip into temporary hibernation. The wheels of justice may grind slowly, but they're spinning 24/7 in New York - home ...

New York Times (blog)Jan 12, 2013Written byNicholas KristofBut this is of course an issue that I've covered in one way or another for decades and that Sheryl and I tried to call attention to in Half the Sky, and friends began emailing me about other incidents of sexual violence or gender violence that deserved ...

The Violence Against Women Act is on life support
Delicious. The death knell for the Violence Against Women Act has been sounding for weeks. “The 112th Congress ended Thursday, and the Violence Against Women Act perished with it,” Talking Points Memo wrote in early January. A "Take Back the Night" ...

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian - ‎6 hours ago‎
In a short but comprehensive article on thenation.com, “America's Rape Problem: We Refuse to Admit That There Is One,” feminist author Jessica Valenti explains the hypocrisy of American attitudes towards sexual violence. We are quick to lament how ...

Westchester Police Chief On Domestic Violence, New Laws
Johanna Sullivan, counsel to the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, told the New York Law Journal that strangulation may leave no marks but can bring someone to the edge of death, again and again. She said studies show that victims ...

Community leaders take a stand on violence, call for NYC peace effortFlorida Courier - ‎Jan 14, 2013‎Russell Simmons Joins NYC City Councilmen and Erica Ford, LIFE Camp, Inc. Founder, for Press Conference and Call to Action Against Youth Violence; Group Announces New York Peace Week 2013. NEW YORK - LIFE Camp, Inc., a New York City...

UN says 'concrete national action' needed to end violence against women, girls
The UN said Tuesday that recent highly publicized cases of rape, murder and disappearance of Nepalese women have “rightly sparked off protests against the wider issue of violence against women and girls in Nepal”, adding that the wide public attention ...

Does Facebook Turn a Blind Eye to Violence Against Women?
After being publicly called out in print, Facebook is apologizing for not deleting offensive content that promotes violence against women. The social network is backtracking from comments made last week to Wired regarding the latter's exposé on how the ...

ATLANTA JOINS GLOBAL CAMPAIGN - ONE BILLION RISING - TO STOP ...
(January 3, 2013, Atlanta) - On February 14, 2013, Atlanta will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls ...

US offers to help India combat violence against women
The US has worked very hard around the world to combat violence against women and will continue to make it a strong tenet of its foreign policy wherever there is a problem, she said when asked about the gang-rape in Delhi and subsequent death of the ...

Market Daily News 
The mainstream media loves to focus on mass shooters such as Adam Lanza, but the reality is that gang violence is a far greater problem in the United States than mass shooters ever will be.

Backers hope to revive Violence Against Women Act
Washington (CNN) -- Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act hope to revive the law in a new Congress after efforts to renew it failed in the last one. "It is an early priority for us," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, told CNN as ...

Dominican Republic: Women Fight Against Gender-Based Violence
Dominican women will no longer tolerate gender-based or domestic violence, and groups of women voiced their concerns and made this known throughout the year. November was a key month in their struggle, however, because it was then that they finally ...

Violence, gangs scar Chicago community in 2012myfoxny.com - ‎Dec 29, 2012‎CHICAGO (AP) - It was February, the middle of lunch hour on a busy South Side street. The gunman approached his victim in a White Castle parking lot, shot him in the head, then fled down an alley.

Why Rapes Against Women And Girls?
It is a real shame that our society has not understood the basic reason behind the increasing sexual violence against women and girls. The reason is that our society is deeply misogynistic, that is, woman-hating. This is seen even in ancient ...

Amsterdam News - ‎Dec 28, 2012‎
“We in the movement have been talking about gun violence as a disease—as a public health issue, not a public safety issue—for a long time,” said youth and anti-violence activist Andre Mitchell. “Gun control ... handguns have been making their way ...

Elmira Star-Gazette - ‎Dec 19, 2012
In young adulthood, women who had experienced teen dating violence reported increased depression symptoms and were 1.5 times more likely to binge-drink or smoke, and twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts.

Priest in Italy Blames Violence Against Women on ... Women
(Newser) – Domestic violence is on the rise in Italy, with 120 women killed this year—up a third over last year, reports the Daily Beast. The UN Human Rights Council and women's advocates have been pushing leaders to get a handle on the problem, but a ...

Public fury over New Delhi gang rape sparks protest across India
Sexual violence against women often goes unremarked and unreported in India, but on Friday hundreds of students and activists blockaded roads in New Delhi and marched to the president's palace, breaking through police barricades despite water-canon ...

Why does the Violence Against Women Act remain stalled?
As humiliating as the defeat was, Cantor doesn't seem similarly embarrassed to hold up the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. As the Christmas holiday approaches and politicians evacuate Washington today, it looks as though it won't ...

Fort Worth man with history of violence against women gets 60 years
FORT WORTH -- A man with a history of violence against women was sentenced to 60 years in prison Thursday for holding his ex-girlfriend hostage and threatening to kill her. Gilbert Grimaldo, 43, was convicted of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's ...

Ithaca Journal - ‎Dec 17, 2012‎
In young adulthood, females who had experienced teen dating violence reported increased depression symptoms and were 1.5 times more likely to binge drink or smoke and twice as likely to have suicidal thoughts.

Violence Against Women Act Might Lose Funding
Laura Berry, with the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence says the funding helps law enforcement and prosecutor's offices curtail the violence and provides safety and resources for women and children. Share Facebook · Twitter · Reddit · Digg ...

ZEROING IN ON ZERO TOLERANCE of violence against women
I was privileged, at the end of November, to attend a workshop arranged by a group of women's organizations looking into gender based violence and related issues. It is chaired by the head of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, which I ...

Indian-controlled Kashmir University bars screening of film on violence...
16 — The authorities at University of Kashmir barred the screening of a film depicting violence against women in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said Sunday. The decision to stop the screening of film “Ocean of Tears” in auditorium of University ...

Violence against women stunts economic development, says US Consul General
Violence against women is not just a women's issue but stunts economic and social development of a nation as it costs substantial legal, health and security expenses for injury and abuse, Jennifer McIntyre, Consul General, U.S. consulate, Chennai, said ...

Why We Need a New Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is still pending re-authorization in Congress. Both House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are getting pressure from within their own party to pass VAWA during the lame-duck session. It seems ...

Conn. trooper arrested on domestic violence charge
The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/W2n9Cp ) that Laszlo Urszenyi was arrested Wednesday night in Bridgeport after police said he assaulted his girlfriend. He was charged with third-degree assault and unlawful restraint. State Police spokesman ...

CBS Local - ‎16 hours ago‎
SAN RAFAEL (KCBS) - Nearly one in three teenage girls are abused in relationships, a statistic born out in calls to every day to a Bay Area youth support group.

myfoxny.com - ‎Dec 12, 2012‎A video shows one of the gang members brazenly walking down a street with a shotgun in his hand. The 68-count indictment includes charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, robbery and burglary.

Port Times Record - ‎7 hours ago‎
The New York chapter began in 2008 and has 19 adult members with eight junior members in its youth group. Hoping to provide not only ... The club members have taken courses about child abuse, bullying and violence prevention. With the courses and their ...

'Long way to go' to stop violence against women in Afghanistan, UN report says
The U.N. report pointed to several incidents of serious violence against women over the past 24 months, including a double murder in Herat province of two sisters, ages 15 and 17. The girls were reportedly killed because the 17-year-old had refused to ...

FOX News Radio - ‎Dec 12, 2012‎
Now, New York's Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for Edgar Morales, saying the terrorism theory likely prejudiced the jury, and that there's no indication the law was intended to elevate gang violence to terrorism status. In New York, Lisa ...

The Atlantic Wire - ‎7 hours ago‎We'll go ahead and attribute a decent amount of that sensation to crazy-sounding headlines that include gang names like the Bad Barbies and the One Seven Hoes.

tCBS Local - ‎Dec 5, 2012‎
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Ten members of a street gang in the Bronx have been indicted, in connection with multiple shootouts on the streets, and a recruitment campaign that targeted children as young as 14 through Facebook.

Boston College Chronicle - ‎14 hours ago‎
“After all these years of representing girls and working with jurisdictions to help them be more effective in working with girls,” Sherman continued, “I find the most critical issue is that girls' experiences of violence - intimate partner violence...

CBS Local - ‎Dec 11, 2012‎
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - While domestic violence cases are often highlighted in news reports and other media, not as widely discussed is the problem of teenage victims in abusive relationships. A study in this week's Pediatrics journal shows teens in ...

Bishops blast Poland for signing pact to fight violence against women
OXFORD, England (CNS) -- The Polish bishops criticized a government decision to sign an international convention combating violence against women. "It's a pity neither the church's voice nor the appeals of many other organizations were taken into ...

USA TODAY - ‎9 hours ago‎
2012 - Victims of teen dating violence are at increased risk of mood and behavior problems as young adults, and at increased risk for future violent relationships, a new study suggests.

Elimination of Violence Against Women Day commemorated
Commitment to ending violence against women and girls received the solid backing of governments, the justice and law enforcement sectors, civil society organizations and UN agencies today at the Asia-Pacific regional commemoration of the International ...

Domestic violence fatalies down in Ohio
“The reality of domestic violence is always present and always among us,” said Debbie Matheson, the executive director of the Family Violence Prevention Center in Xenia. Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, a 25-year-old New York resident ...

Timeline: Slay suspect Lucius Crawford has long history of violence against...
Lucius Crawford, the Mount Vernon man suspected of killing Tanya Simmons and at least two other women, has a long criminal history of violence against women. The New York Police Department, which is involved in the investigation because one of the ...

Domestic violence and HIV/AIDS: A toxic link
... women report a history of domestic violence [from a partner or relative],” she said. The comprehensive study examined a group of 2,222 women between the ages of 30 and 55—1,642 of whom were HIV-positive, from Chicago, New York and Washington, ...

Perino: Domestic violence vics 'should make better decisions'
Fox News commentator Dana Perino opened herself up to accusations of victim blaming by saying that female victims of domestic violence should “make better decisions.” The former Bush White House flack made the remark during a discussion of the ...

NYPD: Lucius Crawford has history of violence against women
The man arrested in New York City on Tuesday afternoon after being sought in connection with two 19-year-old unsolved murders is a 60-year-old ex-convict from South Carolina whose documented history of violence against women stretches back almost 40 ...

FHM Twitter Outrage 'Normalising Violence Against Women'
The national men's magazine FHM has experienced the full force of Twitter's outrage, after making jokey remarks about violence against women in its January issue. A comment that advises readers against wearing their "girlfriend/mother/victim's socks ...

Dear Def Jam, Please Stop Supporting Violence Against Women. Sincerely ...
Chris Brown not only kept his deal with Sony Music, he's still making a lot of money. So what about Def Jam-signed Lil Reese, recently filmed brutally beating a woman? That is now a decision for top executives at the label, a unit of Universal Music ...

Belcher murder-suicide places focus on domestic violence in NFL, society
Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher (59) stands on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., in September. Police say Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday in ... Belcher became the most ...

Penn faculty and city officials release Violence Against Women report
On Friday, Nov. 16, Penn staff, Philadelphia City Council members and local advocates convened in City Hall to announce the release of a report called “Violence Against Women in Philadelphia: A Report to the City.” The report, which was published by ...

Chiefs Hold Moment of Silence for Domestic Violence Victims
A few fans in the half-empty stadium held up signs referencing the shootings, and there was a moment of silence to remember all victims of domestic violence. "I was really emotional going to the stadium this morning," Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson ...

Women's eNews - ‎
NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--Women's safety advocates welcome last's week's report of a steep and long-term decline in intimate-partner violence in the United States and say it's a good reason for lawmakers to reauthorize the Violence Against Women...

At Maine, Belcher had been in group opposed to violence
As part of MAAV, Belcher would have signed a pledge card, vowing never to commit violence against women and to stand up against those who did. The pledge, among other things, required him to "look honestly at my actions in regards to violence and make ...

Advocates critique Violence Against Women Act
The United States has made tremendous progress on violence against women and girls domestically since the passage of VAWA in 1994,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Barack Obama when the measure passed the Senate. “Since the ...

New York Daily News - ‎Nov 30, 2012‎
This week a class-action lawsuit challenging stop-and-frisk as racial profiling moved forward in Manhattan Federal Court. On a recent night in the Bronx, the battleground of the controversial policing tactic, I had the chance to witness firsthand that ...

New York Times (blog) - ‎12 hours ago‎And with Mexican gangs moving south, violence against gays and transgender people was becoming more frequent. So at 19, Joselyn set off on an 18-day journey to the United States and eventually made it to New York City. She spent 10 months alone.

States have obligation to eliminate violence against women – UN officials
28 November 2012 – Countries have a responsibility to implement national policies to end violence against women, United Nations officials stressed today, adding that urgent action is needed to stop one of the most pervasive human rights violations ...

International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women: The UN ...
November 25 commemorated the lives of the Mirabal sisters and the feminist women of the Dominican Republic who denounced gender and state violence, and the deaths of thousands of women in the United States who fell victim to such violence. Sunday ...

US announces grants to address gender-based violence
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and World AIDS Day, Ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer announced today $3 million in small grants awarded to dozens of grassroots ...

New facility assists suburban victims of domestic violence
Putting a big STAMP on regional job creation in Genesee County. The planned Genesee County business park known as Western New York STAMP is gigantic in many ways. The proposed ... options. The shocking 2009 beheading death of Aasiya Zubair Hassan in ...

Violence against women condemned at march
Members of the police force, military and the public have marched through the centre of Darwin to raise awareness about violence against women. White Ribbon Day marches are being held across the Territory today. Justice Department figures show that 58 ...

Connecticut Teen Stands Tall Against Global Violence Patch.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
She won a coveted role in the new music video for “Break the Chain,” the centerpiece song for “One Billion Rising,” V-Day's global campaign to reduce violence against women around the world. Directed by Tony Stroebel and choreographed by Debbie Allen ...

Grant to fight teen dating violence in Framingham  MetroWest Daily News - ‎8 hours ago‎
Voices Against Violence received a $10,000 check from Verizon Monday at SMOC Headquarters. From left: Stephanie Lee from Verizon; Voices Against Violence Director Mary Gianakis; community based program manager Isabel Lara; and community ...

UN Condemns Impunity for Violence Against Women
Imagen activa 22 de noviembre de 2012, 10:23United Nations, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, criticized on Thursday the failure to punish those responsible for acts of violence against women and encouraged ...

Preventing violence against women on campuses calls for 'culture change'
The first phase of the project is already under way – a campus safety audit is currently being carried out by the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC). This will be followed up by the development of a campus ...

.Huffington Post - ‎Nov 20, 2012‎
The heartbreaking death of Morgan sparked the National Action Network's "Occupy the Corners" Movement in August and September where members of the organization stood on some of the most violent corners of New York City from the hours of 11:00 p.m.

The ugly reality of violence against women
In Victoria alone, police respond to incidents of violence against women almost every 10 minutes. But ultimately this isn't a police problem, says Chief Commissioner Ken Lay. It's ours. Violence against women is an issue which is often discussed in ...

Press Herald - ‎Nov 17, 2012‎
Being physically or sexually abused makes teen girls six times more likely to become pregnant and twice as likely to contract an sexually transmitted illness.See realtime coverage

Event to Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women
Students at Memorial University have organized a series of events to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The interactive event is called "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" and allows students, both male and female, to ...

UN Women: New commitment to end violence against women
New York, 20 November-In her message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet is calling for bold action and decisive leadership to galvanize efforts to end the ...

Domestic violence and disabled women: an abuse of power
For almost half of all disabled women, it's abuse that is very real. Thursday marks start of action to mark the UN Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls. The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline is 0808 2000 247.

Violence against women in Latin America: Is it getting worse?
Like the majority of women in Colombia, Viviana Hernandez won't leave her house without makeup. She applies a thick layer of foundation and outlines her slightly deformed lips with red liner. She draws in her eyebrows – she lost her natural ones – and ...

71% of women are abused'
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It also marks the beginning of the international campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence that ends on December 10, which is the International ...

Press Herald - ‎Nov 17, 2012‎
Being physically or sexually abused makes teen girls six times more likely to become pregnant and twice as likely to contract an sexually transmitted illness.

DA: Ex-mayor of NY suburb to be retried
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Prosecutors have decided to retry the ex-mayor of a New York suburb whose domestic violence conviction was overturned. The Westchester County district attorney's office says former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley will be retried ...

The New York Times: Preventing Youth Violence: The Chicago ...
In response to a New York Times article on gang-related violence in Chicago (" After the violence, the rest of their lives," by Erica Goode, Nov. 4, 2012), Annie ...

Penn's Ortner Center on Family Violence Releases “Violence Against Women...
“While law enforcement is the primary public framework used to address violence against women, this violence has a substantial impact on a wide range of city services and programs, including public health, behavioral health, homelessness and child ...

Kristin Macfarlane: Men lead charge to end violence
... and may lead to poor health." The White Ribbon campaign is a meld of the White Ribbon Day movement in Canada and the United Nations International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is celebrated on November 25 each year.

FC Dallas president Doug Quinn arrested in New York
It is turning out to a terribly grim week for domestic soccer and domestic violence. Yesterday's news out of Seattle involving U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo was disturbing on a number of levels. Even if it turns out that Solo's fiancé did nothing wrong in ...

Domestic violence club forms
The club's mission statement is as follows: “To provide guidance, and to promote awareness fordomestic violence throughout the campus community at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. Being able to enhance the community's knowledge ...

Human Rights Watch calls on Colombia to toughen domestic violence laws
Washington, Nov.15 (ANI): Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, the New York-based Human Rights Watch has said in a new 101-page report released this week. The report titled ...

San Francisco Chronicle-Nov 10, 2012Family violence reports in S.F. soaring ... Reports of domestic violence in San Francisco rose sharply from mid-2010 to mid-2011 - including a ...

Abuse among teens grows as they mimic adults at home, gender stereotypes in ...Palm Beach Post - ‎1 hour ago‎The image of a married woman hiding a black eye behind sunglasses as a symbol of intimate partner abuse is being eclipsed by the image of a girl walking through a school hallway hiding bruises her boyfriend gave her - too young and inexperienced to ...

Violence against women: Civil society to mark Global Day of Action on Nov 10
Nearly a month after the shocking attack on Malala Yousafzai, civil society will mark a Global Day of Action on November 10 and call on authorities to rid society of violence against women. NGO Action Aid Pakistan is preparing the event the same day ...

Students learn about violence against women
It was all part of "Stop the Violence Against Women Awareness Week," a program put together by the Director of Police and Public Safety for the college, John Bembry. "This is the first year we have had this program on campus," Bembry said, "but I think ...

GRAND OPENING OF ULSTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL ...
“Working together, we have designed a refuge for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual abuse, which provides those most vulnerable a place to start healing. I want to recognize Governor Cuomo and the New York State Office of Child and ...

Shaheen honored by NH anti-violence group
With Shaheen's support, the Senate passed a version of Violence Against Women Act in April that honored the bipartisan history of the legislation and included new protections for victims of same-sex relationships, for immigrant victims and for women on ...

Domestic Violence Survey Shows Shift In Attitudes, Awareness
A new survey of Californians' attitudes on domestic violence found that the vast majority of respondents believe that the abuse can happen to anyone, and 66 percent said that they have a friend or family member who has been a victim. The survey is a ...

Preventing Youth Violence: The Chicago Study
Many policy initiatives, like community-based alternatives to incarceration and youth mentoring programs, already exist and are proving this point in New York and all across the country. SUSAN WILE SCHWARZ Brooklyn, Nov. 7, 2012. The writer is a public ...

Dallas Morning News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Talking about teen dating abuse, including rape and sexual assault, can decrease a teen's chances of being a victim or a perpetrator, according to another study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

New York NOW - ‎4 hours ago‎
But in Chicago, where homicides and shootings are up significantly this year, that old code is leaving a rising number of violent crimes unsolved. Chicago Police Department statistics show arrests are being made in about 30 percent of shooting ...

Feminist crusader Gloria Steinem urges end to silence on domestic abuse
She blasted the fact the U.S. House of Representatives recently failed to pass updates to theViolence Against Women Act, which would have expanded coverage to include services for Native Americans, illegal immigrants and gay, lesbian and transgender ...

New York News | NYC Breaking NewsHusband arrested in Calif. killing of Iraqi ...
Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon announced the arrest Friday of Kassim Alhimidi, 48, and described the killing as an act of domestic violence. The March killing of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi made waves around the world after the couple's ...

High Point cited for innovative domestic violence initiative
The city was selected based on the High Point Police Department's strategy to reduce domestic violence through a groundbreaking initiative that was fully implemented earlier this year. The department gets around 5,000 domestic-related calls per year.

True North to expand prevention efforts
The funding from the Office on Violence Against Women, an arm of the Department of Justice, will target expansion of the program into the local Latino community. A portion of the grant will help pay for translating educational materials into Spanish.

Artwork spotlights domestic violence
Lieber Smolar focused on the Violence Against Women Act signed into law in 1994 by then-President Bill Clinton. The legistation sought to improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and ...

NOLA.com - ‎13 hours ago‎
The approach, called the Group Violence Reduction Strategy, was devised by criminologist David Kennedy and has proved successful in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Boston, Landrieu told a news conference. landrieu-gang-unit-presser Mayor ...

Sex crimes against Turkish women rising at alarming rate
According to Human Rights Watch the violence against women in Turkey is endemic. This human rights agency has documented “brutal and long-lasting violenceagainst women and girls in Turkey by husbands, partners and family members, while the ...

Cordova Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
When dealing with youth dating violence it is important to always be aware and looking for warning signs, such as, frequent unexplained bruises and injuries.

Patch.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
In the recent presentation on dating violence given at Wakefield Memorial High School by Tom Santoro, the father of a teenager murdered by her ex-boyfriend, the speaker spelled out some of the warning signs for dating partners to look for. Young people ...

UN Trust Fund to give over $8 million in grants to help end violence against ...
7 November 2012 – The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women will give more than $8 million in grants to local initiatives in 18 countries to deal with the issue, the UN agency tasked with advancing gender equality announced today. “The UN Trus

Historic Gender Gap Rules: Women's Votes decisive in Presidential and Senate ...
... opposing equal pay legislation, advocating for privatization of Medicare and slashing Medicaid funding, and the demeaning of women by ignorant and offensive comments regarding rape and the attempt to weaken the Violence Against Women Act all add ...

Silence on Rape Is the Biggest Obstacle to Prevention
It is, in fact, a widespread phenomenon that insofar as authorities and the public at large pay any attention to rape and violence against women, this attention is focused on punishing the perpetrator. And it is, of course, important to apply criminal ...

Tenn. ranks third in men killing women, says violence tracking group, up from ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A group that tracks violence across the nation says Tennessee now ranks third in women killed by men. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/UcuD4I ) cited a report by the Violence Policy Center in Washington, D.C., in reporting there were ...

Watch: New DAM hip hop track with video by Jackie Salloum targets violence ...
Palestinian hip hop pioneers DAM (damrap.com) released a new song and powerful video today taking aim at violence against women. In the track, “If I could go back in time” the group's members Suhel Nafar, Mahmood Jrere and Tamer Nafar rap the story ...

Violence Against Women
That would involve some serious introspection and honest examination of the male role in all forms of violence against women: domestic abuse, rape, prostitution, pornography and the commercial sex industry. The issue is ultimately human rights.

New York fights domestic violence
Domestic violence is a national issue that affects both men and women. On average, one in four women in the United States report violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend in their life. According to police reports, it is estimated 450,000 ...

Violence against women up in TN
“One case of domestic violence in Tennessee is too many, and to be ranked near the top as one of the worst states for violence against women is unacceptable,” said Dave Smith, spokesman for Haslam's office. “The coordinated efforts between the (public ...

Compass: So many Alaska women still suffer violence - and their courage is a ...
This year, we surveyed adult women in the Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) Delta, in Sitka, and in Kodiak. In all three regions, we again found shockingly high rates of violence against women. In the YK Delta, 51 percent of adult women experienced intimate partner ...

Domestic Violence Laws Strengthened
“By strengthening the domestic violence laws,New York is leading the way in protecting victims and prosecuting offenders while demonstrating to the nation that we will not tolerate violence against our families,” said Governor Cuomo. “This new law will ...

Pittsburgh Post Gazette - ‎1 hour ago‎By ERICA GOODE / The New York Times. CHICAGO -- Xavier McElrath-Bey drives past the dilapidated houses, liquor stores and vacant lots in his old neighborhood and sees the landmarks of his youth.

Feds give NY Mohawks $596K to fight domestic abuse
ALBANY, N.Y. — The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in northern New York is getting $596,000 from the federal government to fight domestic violence. U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian says the money is in a grant from the justice department's Office on Violence ...

How Men Can Stop Violence Against Women: An Interview With ...
Domestic violence is typically viewed as a women's issue, but social justice activist Paul Kivel says that's not so. His aim is educate and empower men to change ...

New York Post-Oct 27, 2012Translation: a Crip gang member has a gun and is looking to kill a Latin King rival. New York gangsaren't just a frightening menace driving up ...

Wall Street Journal-Oct 17, 2012The gangs were identified as the Forbidden Ones, the Dirty Ones and the Trouble-makers. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/QSfQXK ) says ...

NorthJersey.com - ‎20 hours ago‎
A national survey shows that 81 percent of parents surveyed either believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they do not know if it is an issue and a majority of parents, 54 percent, admit they have not spoken to their child about dating ...

Falls man faces 22-count domestic violence indictment
Western New York didn't get clobbered by Superstorm Sandy, for which we are grateful. We should also be grateful that officials were prepared,... Read more » · Life & Arts · Books & Poetry · Health · Home & gardening · NeXt · Taste · Travel ...

Murder victim's family speaks out, joins stand against domestic violence
Since then, I have gotten e-mails from as far away as Australia to Florida, New York City to Washington state in support of the stand against domestic violence, with many men shaving their heads. Even Heather's nephews got into the head shaving to ...

Brewers Pitcher Francisco 'K-Rod' Rodriguez Charged With Domestic Abuse
It's the second time since 2010 he has been charged in an episode of domestic violence. West Islip NY Patch reported that he was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and second-degree harassment in 2010 after striking his father-in-law in the ...

NY toughens laws against repeat domestic violence offenders
ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo signed bills Thursday to strengthen penalties for repeatdomestic abusers and to make it tougher for them to be released on bail. The legislation, which had been sought by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., creates the ...

New York News | NYC Breaking NewsWis. lawmakers criticize cops in spa ...
The letter dated Tuesday accuses the department of not upholding Wisconsin's mandatory arrest law in domestic violence cases. It also criticizes them for blaming the victim for not cooperating. Radcliffe Haughton fatally shot his wife, Zina Haughton ...

Huffington Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
It's an equal opportunity epidemic." She continued, "We are fighting stereotypic images all the time." The Genesis website outlines a full range of services and a menu of information including how children in a household are impacted and teen dating ...

Annual report on domestic and sexual violence
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Domestic and sexual violence continues to be a big issue in the Central New York community. But over the past 20 years, we've made some progress, according to Vera House's 23rd Annual Report to the Community on the issues.

Commissioner calls poster for Guns N' Roses concerts 'inappropriate'
When the Sun posted the story Monday about the street name change, a reader responded, “So with this ad, do you really think violence against women doesn't resonate? Why would the county commissioners not recognize this demoralization of women and ...

byAndrew PaviaOct 24, 2012 | 0  | 2  | For the 12th year in a row, community members stood up against domestic violence in an annual candlelight vigil, taking to the streets to spread their message. Walking down South 3rd Street toward ...

Oct 26, 2012 by Jeff Mann

Spa slaying victim sought police help over husband in years before ...Chicago Tribune-13 hours agoSome advocates for domestic abuse victims say the system failed Zina ... On Friday, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence called ...

NY sets new domestic violence charges, penalties
Associated Press. ALBANY, N.Y. — New York has established a new felony for repeat low-leveldomestic violence offenses. The measure signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo applies the charge of Aggravated Family Offense to defendants who commit certain ...

Madison Times - ‎Oct 25, 2012‎
Likewise, many are not tuned into just how regularly teen dating violence occurs and what consequences it may carry. “In general, we don't recognize how much of an issue it is, how many people are affected by dating violence,” says Molly Zemke with ...

Utica College to host Domestic Violence Forum
(Utica, NY – Oct. 2012) Nearly three out of four Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Utica College will host a domestic violence forum on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in the Carbone Family Auditorium, in the Economic Crime, ...

Chicago violence highlighted in ABC gang reportBeloit Daily News - ‎Oct 19, 2012‎Chicago violence highlighted in ABC gang report 0 comments. NEW YORK (AP) - ABC News said it wanted to step beyond reporting on the gang violence in Chicago to explore ways of reducing it. The network, as shown in reports airing on Thursday and ...

New York's Laws Against Domestic Violence Get A Little Tougher
“By strengthening the domestic violence laws, New York is leading the way in protecting victims and prosecuting offenders while demonstrating to the nation that we will not tolerate violence against our families,” Cuomo said. “This new law will make it ...

New York to bar murderous spouses from making funeral arrangements
In a domestic violence bill signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, a spouse charged with murder or one who was under a restraining order may no longer claim authority over what happens to the victim's body. The law, which takes effect on November ...

Rosario Dawson draws on personal experience as anti-domestic violence ...
“My mom worked for a domestic violence organization in San Francisco when I was 10, and now she is working for another one in New York and helps women who have been incarcerated because of domestic violence issues when they are in a situation ...

Dating violence and school bullyingMadison Times - ‎9 hours ago‎Likewise, many are not tuned into just how regularly teen dating violence occurs and what consequences it may carry. “In general, we don't recognize how much of an issue it is, how many people are affected by dating violence,” says Molly Zemke with ...

Make the Road NY Report says Jacson Heights Black, Hispanic LGBTs more ...New York Daily News - ‎22 minutes ago‎
“When (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people are stopped and frisked, it's a very different experience from when heterosexual people are stopped,” said Karina Claudio-Betancourt, who runs Make the Road's LGBTQ Justice Project.


Advocate for Teen Dating Violence Education Speaks At ConferencePatch.com - ‎
The keynote speaker at today's STOP F.E.A.R. Conference is Vicki Crompton, who became an advocate for educating teens and others about teen dating violenceafter her daughter's murder. Her 15-year-old-daughter Jenny was murdered by her abusive ...

Manhattan family justice center for domestic violence victims to open in 2013
NEW YORK, Oct 24 (Reuters) - A new $6.5 million family justice center will open in Manhattan next fall, bringing prosecutors, counselors and city services under one roof for victims of domestic violenceNew York City officials announced Wednesday.

New alert system for victims of domestic violence in Orange County
The Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification Network-New York allows victims of domestic violence and other crimes to register through NY-ALERT. Orange County Sheriff Carl Dubois' department is partnering with the New York State ...

Grant for domestic violence advocate
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- Thousands of dollars are being poured into Orange County to make sure domestic violence victims have an easier time facing their attackers in court. Safe Homes of Orange County has partnered with the District Attorney's Office. There ...

Offensive T-shirt sparks criticism against Amherst
"We're all part of a larger culture, one that excuses (and often promotes) the objectification of female bodies, the glamorization of violence against women, and the normalization of rape." Amherst is the latest college to face criticism on the way it ...

NY emailing notices when protection orders served
ALBANY, N.Y.New York has launched a system to promptly tell domestic violence victims by email, text, fax or automated call when family court orders of protection are served so they can better prepare for what advocates and police call an often ...

New York News | NYC Breaking NewsWis. shooting brings call for new law on ...
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Prompted by the fatal shooting rampage at a suburban Milwaukee spa, two local lawmakers are pushing legislation to tighten enforcement of gun rules in domestic violence cases. But it's unlikely their proposed changes would have ...

Verizon Foundation Launches New Domestic Violence Awareness Effort ...
NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Foundation has launched a new domestic violence awareness campaign that seeks to engage and empower men to speak up and be part of the solution to end the violence. The Your Voice Counts ...

Domestic Violence: A Month of Awareness but a Daily Occurrence
What could the media do that might truly reduce domestic violence? For one thing they could focus on legislative efforts such as the 18-year-old Violence Against Women Act, legislation (sponsored by Sen. Joe Biden, among others) that provides funding ...

Trooper suspended on domestic violence charge
A New York State Police trooper based in Orange County has been suspended without pay pending an investigation into allegations that he attacked his live-in girlfriend, said a State Police statement issued on Monday. Trooper Todd Warholic, 36, was ...

Mah Gul, Young Afghan Woman, Beheaded For Refusing To Become A Prostitute
A young woman who refused to be forced into prostitution was beheaded in Afghanistan last week, a murder that illustrates the continuing cycle of violence against women in the country, according to advocates in the region. The murder comes as the world ...

Kelly: Sharing secret of childhood domestic violence
This weekend she traveled to New York for the launch of a documentary by the Childhood Domestic Violence Foundation. “The message,” she said, “is to 'share the secret.' Talk about it. It's not your fault. That's the message we really want to give out ...

Preventing violence against women
A multi-country study conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that up to 71 percent of women aged 15 to 49 reported physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives.Violence against women commonly becomes a vicious cycle in ...

Appeals court overturns domestic violence conviction of suburban NY mayor ...
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — An appeals court has overturned the domestic violence conviction of a suburban New York mayor who resigned after his trial. The state Appellate Division said Wednesday that former White Plains Mayor Adam Bradley did not get a fair ...

FOI of New York Mosque mediating rival gang conflicts
With gun violence in urban neighborhoods appearing to be on the rise, Nation of Islam leader the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan encouraged male members of the Nation to hit the streets of North America, the Caribbean, Canada and the United ...

New York has to strengthen its domestic violence laws
In New York State, on June 11, 2012, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced an agreement on comprehensive legislation to strengthen the state's domestic violence laws.

Staten Islanders' struggle to break free from an abusive relationships
“It's a very complicated choice,” said Michele Vigeant, vice president of community and criminal justice programs at Safe Horizon, a nonprofit agency that offers a variety of services for domestic violence victims throughout New York City. "They may ...

Ex-NYC police officer convicted of strangling wife
Coello was a New York Police Department officer for four years. He resigned from the force in 2000 amid a domestic violence investigation involving a former wife. Coello and Adovasio had a 5-year-old daughter together. Adovasio had three other children ...

Domestic violence crimes still remain under-reportedDarien Times - ‎Oct 12, 2012‎
Their presentations range from anger management and cyber bullying to younger kids to teen dating abuse. The crisis center organizes Teen PeaceWorks, a group of Darien high school who educate their peers that a culture of violence is not acceptable.

Sex and World Peace: Or, What Little Girls Have to Do With Our Wars
What would you think when I say that if a country dedicates itself to reducing its rates of violence against girls and women it also lowers its propensity for engaging in military conflict? What if rape and domestic violence and all these "women's ...

Ex-Met pitcher K-Rod abused girlfriend: cops
Rodriguez was busted last month on a domestic violence complaint, authorities said Saturday. The hot-headed Milwaukee ... The incident came two years after Rodriguez pleaded guilty to attempted assault in New York for pummeling his girlfriend's father.

As allies, males have a role in ending violence against women
Have your key in hand. Lock your door. Watch your drink. Stay with your friends. These are actions many women take every time they go out to protect themselves against sexual assault. The possibility of sexual violence doesn't even occur to most men.

City Loses Appeal Challenging Stop-and-Frisk PolicyPatch.com - ‎Oct 11, 2012‎
“The NYPD's own numbers show that communities of color and Black & Latino youth have been the victims of this stop & frisk policy.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The prevalence of domestic violence within the military is difficult to ascertain. DoD estimates a slow decline in the number of substantiated cases of domestic violence since the year 2000, however, an article in the New York Times in 2008 stated that ...

NY court considers if NYC street gang member is 'homegrown terrorist' under ...Washington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
They got him convicted for the shooting death in 2007 under the state's anti-terrorism statute, the first case of its kind in New York. “Violent crime committed by a street gang constitutes a crime of terrorism ... when it is motivated solely by the ...

UB law to recognize efforts to stop domestic violence

The University at Buffalo Law School is honoring two groups that have led the fight to end domestic violence in Western New York. The school is hosting a conference and symposium on Oct. 19 titled, “Intimate Partner Violence: The Ripple Effect of ...

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 1981, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence designated a day for unity and solidarity for battered women. That evolved into Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is observed across the county in October. Carolyn Fish, executive ...

Domestic violence murders increasing; how to protect yourself

Domestic violence murders are up 25 percent in Dallas and also in New York Citythis year. They are also up in many Florida counties, and in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Starting divorce proceedings or initiating the breakup of a romantic ...

Domestic Violence Victims Would Have More Housing Opportuntiies Under ...

A Queens state senator wants to make it easier for domestic violence victims to find affordable, permanent housing. Sen. Jose Peralta introduced a bill Friday requiring the New York City Housing Authority to give priority for emergency housing to a ...

Benefit honors domestic violence victim
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- A benefit was held on Sunday to help a child coping with a tragedy. Three months ago, Kylie Turczyn, 23, was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend, Thomas Anderson, 27. Investigators said he turned the gun on himself, taking his own ... 
Sacramento Bee - ‎9 hours ago‎
... Tonight at 6:30 at the Eventi Hotel in New York City, A CALL TO MEN will be joined by celebrity actors, musicians and professional athletes to celebrate a decade working to empower men to live a healthy manhood and end violence against women. Among ...
 
Amsterdam News - ‎Oct 4, 2012‎
“We brought caskets to Jay-Z's opening show at the Barclays Center to highlight the fact that there have been 306 deaths this year and over 1,200 shootings in the urban areas of New York City,” said Andre T. Mitchell, founder and executive director of ...
 
KIMA CBS 29 - ‎Oct 2, 2012‎
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teenviolence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media. Rather than target established street gangs involved in the ...
 
DA won't prosecute in specialty court

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - In a move that shocked the Domestic Violence Court, Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita has stopped prosecuting misdemeanors and violations in this special court. The court handles all aspects of a domestic violence case, ...
 
GothamistOct 3, 2012
Written by John Del Signore
Councilman Jumaane Williams has been at the forefront of a push to reform the NYPD's controversial stop and frisk policy, which has been criticized as racist and unconstitutional.
 
Mourners don purple at beaten student's NY funeral

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Purple ribbons drawing attention to domestic violence draped trees outside St. John the Evangelist Church on Thursday while inside hundreds of people attended the funeral of a college freshman who authorities say was ...
Domestic partner violence high in Monroe County

There were 144 domestic homicides in New York in 2010, according to the state Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, a slight increase from the prior year driven by an uptick in minor child and other family homicides. That year, 44 percent of ...
Healthy Masculinity: The Idea That Men Can Control Themselves

"If men do not take active roles in resolving the politics of housework, male violence against women, hiring and wage disparities, or gender bias in the media, then women are talking into a feminist echo chamber." Another important idea is that this 
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Criminal complaint: Boyfriend admitted intentionally killing NY college ...

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Friends of a college freshman who police say was beaten to death in her dorm room by her boyfriend rallied others Monday to wear purple to raise domestic violence awareness, and her family mourned the loss of a “bright, beautiful young ...
New York Daily News - ‎Sep 30, 2012‎
And it is not, in any way, shape or form, to invite more killing on New York City's streets. The facts are clear. There is no empirical link between the NYPD's irrational number of stops - which now approach 700,000 a year - and reducing violence...
Pol homes in on helping victims

ALBANY — A Queens state senator wants to make it easier for domestic violence victims to find affordable, permanent housing. Sen. Jose Peralta introduced a bill Friday requiring the New York City Housing Authority to give priority for emergency 
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But Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., who has made domestic violence a priority, wants to make so sure that Barrera serves a full life sentence, he's providing evidence and testimony for future generations of parole board members. NYPD Officer...
NY1 - ‎7 hours ago‎
Community activists joined forces Thursday to rally on the steps of City Hall against the city's Stop, Question and Frisk policy. Several hundred people, including elected officials and community leaders, joined the rally. Opponents of the ...
WRGB-13 hours ago
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Syracuse has received one of only nine grants awarded nationally to fund an effort to reduce gang violence. The grant ...
Golden Allocates $103K+ To Brooklyn DA For Domestic Violence, At-Risk Youth ...... incarceration programs for at-risk youths and to victims of domestic violencecases pending in Brooklyn's Domestic Violence Court parts. “Brooklyn is the only county in New York State with two separate Integrated Domestic Violence Courts,” said DA ...
Annual Brides March Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence

Some of the women who participated in the 12th Annual Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial Walk were victims of domestic violence, while others were there to memorialize someone they knew. They all said they were there to advocate 
Sedita stops prosecuting domestic violence misdemeanors in special court"It is a practical, thoughtful and smart way to handle very specialized cases that are serious," said David Bookstaver, spokesman for the New York State Unified Court System. "The integrateddomestic violence court is crucial to intervening before ...    
D.A. Calls Domestic Violence Court "Failed Experiment"Video: D.A. Calls Domestic Violence Court "Failed Experiment". BUFFALO, N.Y. - Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita, III says that the Integrated Domestic Violence Court is a "failed experiment". The IDV is a part of the NY State Superior court ...
PennLive.com (blog) - ‎Sep 25, 2012‎He even had a scholarship offer to Syracuse University. But he never made it to the school. “'Scarface' came to New York, and I wanted to be that,” Talib said. Eventually, his eyes were opened to the violence that had consumed his life. “The day I left ...
Huffington Post (blog) - ‎Aug 30, 2012‎
New York is at risk of becoming a gang war town like Los Angeles was a decade ago and Chicago has become in the last two years.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - ‎Sep 4, 2012‎Harlem Hospital already implemented the Rochester model. The nationally recognized Rochester Youth Violence Partnership works with youths 18 and younger brought to Strong or Rochester General Hospital emergency rooms after being stabbed or shot.
Stronger actions needed to prevent conflict-related sexual violence – UN and ...
UN News Centre
To support the Secretary-General's campaign to end violence against women, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) will host a friendly soccer match tomorrow in New York in which UN officials will play against the team of Bolivian ...
Violence Against Women Act stalled by Congressional Bickering

In an effort to help reverse this drastic situation Native American women are looking to the Senate approved version of the Violence Against Women Act. The act, which was originally passed 18 years ago this month, set aside money to help prosecute ...

9/13/12 10:28 AM EDT. Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday hailed the success of the Violence Against Women Act, saying domestic violence has dropped by 60 percent since it was signed into law 18 years ago. But he also decried congressional gridlock ... 
Vogue's choking Stephanie Seymour cover degrades: critics

Choking and groping, say anti-domestic violence advocates. The cover of Vogue Hommes Internationale has caused a ... unsexy and sends both men and women a terrible message. “This truly disturbing image of a woman being choked sends a dangerous message ...




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