Posts Tagged ‘ending violence’

Domestic abuse: Violence amid a life of luxury from BBC News, 06/09/2016

June 10th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsA new shelter aims to provide a safe haven for women who are targets of domestic abuse in some of Sydney’s most affluent areas, writes Ashley Donnelly.

When Lisa McAdams began her decade-long relationship with the man who abused her, she had a successful career and enough savings for a home deposit. She walked away a single parent, carrying debts that took a decade to reconcile.

“I was lucky he hit me”, Ms McAdams confesses bluntly.

Read More…

Domestic violence court coming to Madison County from St. Louis Public Radio, 05/31/2016

May 31st, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsDomestic violence cases in Madison County will be handled a bit differently starting June 1.

The county will become the second in Illinois to establish a domestic violence accountability court, hearing all levels of cases between intimate partners. Two civil and two criminal judges will handle the docket, allowing for better coordination among criminal cases and orders of protection.

Read More

Get That Life: How I’m Helping Domestic Violence Victims Every Day from Cosmopolitan, 05/23/2015

May 25th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsSince 2014, Jones, 39, has been the CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the nation’s leading resource for victims of domestic abuse. The center fields more than 1,000 calls, emails, and texts a day from men and women seeking help or advice. The work is constant, draining, and emotionally enveloping. But Jones says that’s how she knows she’s doing her job. “The day I stop crying, it’s time for me to move on,” she says.

Read More

Systematic transformation needed to address sexual violence from The Jakarta Post, 05/20/2016

May 23rd, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsExperts have called for systemic transformation at judicial, education and community levels to address sexual violence, which has gripped the nation’s attention as more and more cases come to light.

There are three key areas to focus on: judicial, education and social services.

Read More

Rainbow communities struggle to find help for domestic violence from, 05/23/2016

May 23rd, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe Hohou Te Rongo Kahukura – Outing Violence report, funded by It’s Not Okay, included a survey about experiences of violence and a series of community hui, from Whangarei to Dunedin, which asked Rainbow communities what they needed.

Dickson said the findings showed people in Rainbow communities didn’t know where to go for help because they felt current domestic violence and sexual abuse services served heterosexual people.

The findings showed impacts of sexual violence in Rainbow communities were severe and included high rates of insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, depression, and drinking and taking drugs. Most people experienced sexual violence from their partner, but more than a third experienced sexual violence from a stranger.

Read More

Abuse Is Abuse — Even If He Doesn’t Hit You from Huffpost Women, 05/16/2016

May 18th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsWhile domestic violence is often depicted as strictly physical, there are many different types of abuse that don’t result in bruises and broken bones.

But that doesn’t mean they are any less harmful.

Earlier this month, writer Zahira Kelly, who tweets under the handle @bad_dominicana, kickstarted a conversation about non-physical types of abuse with her viral hashtag #MaybeHeDoesntHitYou. The hashtag, which was primarily aimed towards women in heterosexual relationships, triggered an outpouring of stories about relationships that were abusive and dangerous, even in the absence of physical assaults.

Read More