After car accidents, homicide is the most likely way for women to die at work, representing 21 percent of workplace deaths. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to die many other ways. Murders represent 8 percent of workplace deaths for men, preceded by car accidents, falls and contact with objects and equipment.
The programme aims to protect victims well known to offenders in domestic violence cases from further harm.
Until now, Adams said the process was “sporadic” and it was up to the police prosecutor to put relevant information before a judge. If police decided not to oppose bail sometimes that information was not provided.
…with increased public attention on college sexual assaults, and as new state federal laws have pushed schools to improve their handling of the problem, administrators at Moraine Park decided they needed to do more to address the issue. In addition to showing a short video about sexual assault to students, the school has also trained six employees on how to investigate sexual assault and harassment complaints.
“It’s a hot topic,” said Scott Lieburn, the dean of students and Title IX coordinator at the college, which offers more than 50 programs including accounting, carpentry and animation design. “I think it’s been part of the culture. Now with the [federal] mandates, it is something we want to really take seriously. We want to add that level of investment.”
Victims of human trafficking are ripped from the familiarity of home and deluded into a numbing isolation. Hidden in plain sight, they are often bullied and tricked into believing their situation is normal, yet it’s inescapable. They suffer in silence, enslaved for forced labor or sex.
Yet a vast majority of health care workers—almost 80 percent—don’t feel they have adequate knowledge to assist those victims, according to new research in the U.K.
To tackle the issue, UN Women has now developed and launched the first Pacific toolkit for community groups, local governments and anyone who wants to take action over the issue.
The toolkit, entitled “How to design projects to end violence against women and girls: a step-by-step guide to taking action”, was launched in Tonga on last month and is the first to be designed specifically with Pacific people in mind.
Colleges Under Investigation for Sexual Assault Wonder What Getting It Right Looks Like from The Chronicle of Higher Educaiton, 08/11/2015
The Education Department announced in 2010 that, under the gender-equity law known as Title IX, it was opening a compliance review of all of Ohio State’s policies and procedures related to sexual harassment and assault, allegations of which had swirled around its marching band.
Over the next four years, investigators from the department’s Office for Civil Rights made several visits to the campus, and Ohio State turned over thousands of pages of documents. Last September university and federal officials reached a resolution agreement that lays out 100 separate steps the institution must take to comply with Title IX, including about a dozen requirements of its Title IX coordinator.