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Q&A: David Morrison warns Australia against complacency on domestic violence from the Guardian, 02/01/2016

February 2nd, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsMorrison appeared on ABC’s Q&A program on Monday night along with Guardian Australia’s Indigenous affairs editor, Stan Grant; director of emergency at St Vincent’s hospital, Gordian Fulde; the director of the Sydney Story Factory, Catherine Keenan, and young Australian of the Year finalist Manal Younus.

[When] Asked about statistics that purported to show the number of incidents of reported domestic violence had fallen, Morrison said: “We are as a society becoming more aware of, I think, the greatest social challenge we face, and that is domestic violence in this country.”

He rejected the claims about the statistics, and said: “Get real Australia. We run the risk at times of being a nation of bystanders comforted by a set of statistics.

“Let me tell you, there are people dying, and people whose lives are absolutely ruined as a result of domestic violence. And what’s more, we are all as a society, the victim. That’s bullshit.”

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Mongolia looks to Alaska for help handling domestic violence from KNOM, 01/28/2016

January 29th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsWhen it comes to this issue, the two places have a lot in common. That’s according to Tuvshinjargal Gantumur, a psychologist and manager at the National Center Against Violence in Mongolia. Through a translator, she said the similarities between Alaska and Mongolia are what made the delegation eager to take this “study trip.”

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Hotel-motel industry enlisted in the fight against human trafficking frin WOWT News, 01/27/2016

January 29th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsStatistics show that 74 percent of sex trafficking happens in rented lodging.

Tricia Freeman with the Sarpy County Attorney’s Office said they have been contacted by motels that became aware of suspicious activity, “so whatever it looks like on any given day, we’re committed,” to the effort to halt these crimes.

Chief Schmaderer said he’s optimistic about getting compliance from the hotels in this campaign. He said, “I don’t know why you would want to be the hotel that’s known as the human trafficking place to go.”

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Coalition continues domestic violence outreach with new school program from the Indianapolis Recorder, 01/21/2016

January 29th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe Community-wide Plan to End Domestic Violence (CWP 3.0) is a partnership among several community organizations — spearheaded by Domestic Violence Network (DVN) — that launched in October 2013.

For the younger children, Playworks uses play to transform schools’ culture and climate, serving 10,000 Indiana kids every day. Students involved in the program learn to channel natural leadership abilities into an inclusive environment and learn valuable collaboration skills. Marc McAleavy, executive director of Playworks Indiana, says the group’s methods are data-proven.

“Last year in our partner schools, we had an 86 percent decrease in bullying. The direct impact of playing more is that kids become more kind,” he said.

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hristie vetoed bill to track domestic violence offenders, but fight’s not over from New Jersey 101.5, 01/27/2016

January 28th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsMuch to the surprise of its sponsor, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have created a four-year pilot program in Ocean County to electronically track convicted domestic violence offenders using GPS devices that would alert victims on their cell phones if their attackers were nearby.

Assemblyman Ron Dancer said he will reintroduce “Lisa’s Law,” soon and refuted the belief of some that the technology to implement the law did not exist.

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Report: Female migrants face sexual violence from DW, 01/18/2016

January 28th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe report released Monday by the human rights group was based on interviews with 40 women and girls in Germany and Norway last month who had traveled from Turkey up through the Balkans to reach western Europe.

“After living through the horrors of the war in Iraq and Syria these women have risked everything to find safety for themselves and their children,” Tirana Hassan, Amnesty International’s Crisis Response director, said in a news release. “But from the moment they begin this journey they are again exposed to violence and exploitation, with little support or protection.”

Women and girls traveling alone or accompanied only by children said they felt particularly under threat in Hungary, Croatia and Greece, where they were forced to sleep alongside hundreds of male refugees.

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