Posts Tagged ‘ending violence’

White House uses comedy to start sexual assault conversation from The Miami Herald, 11/06/2015

November 6th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsThe White House is putting a comedic spin on a serious subject, hoping to shed more light on the problem of sexual assaults on college campuses.

To launch “It’s on Us” Action Week in which it hopes to rally more men to speak out against sexual assault, the White House has teamed up with the YouTube channel, CollegeHumor, to make a public service announcement – complete with a bear interrupting a beery guys’ night.


“It’s on Us” Action Week will run from Nov. 8 through 14. The campaign started last year in partnership with Generation Progress to reach out to college students to end sexual assault.

The ultimate goal of “It’s on Us” is to empower students, university administrators and the community at large to “change the culture” to end sexual assault, said Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the White House.

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Papua New Guinea: Prosecute Domestic Violence from Human Rights Watch, 11/03/2015

November 4th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsHuman Rights Watch research shows that police and prosecutors rarely pursue criminal charges against perpetrators, even in the most serious cases. Police often demand money from victims before they will act or simply ignore cases occurring in rural areas. Police appear reluctant to refer survivors for protection orders, and survivors who seek protection orders frequently encounter delays in the courts. These failures occur even in specialized family violence police units.

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Meck. Co. Courthouse Opens Dedicated Domestic Violence Service Window from Time Warner Cable News, Charlotte, 11/1/2015

November 2nd, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsThere’s now an easier way for people to get answers about court procedures related to domestic violence. The Mecklenburg County Courthouse recently opened a new window just for domestic violence cases.

Clerk of Superior Court Elisa Chinn-Gary said “It’s a common occurrence that people come to our courts not knowing how to navigate our complex legal system.”

With this window, if you’re a victim, you can go find out about actions you can take. If you’re a concerned family member or friend, you can go learn how you can be of help.

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Law would order domestic violence training for stylists from Chicago Tribune, 10/26/2015

October 27th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsHair salon employees across Illinois would become a new front line in identifying victims of domestic violence and educating them about their options under legislation proposed by state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, and backed by Chicago Ald. Matt O’Shea.


It would require one hour of training for nail technicians, cosmetologists and hairdressers who must renew their licenses every two years. The training would be a one-time event and would become part of the program required for renewing a license, not an additional component, according to those backing the bill.

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Admirals, women’s groups team up on domestic violence awareness from Journal Sentinel, 10/22/2015

October 23rd, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsThe message from Korpal and others is that domestic violence can be confronted and lives can be pieced back together.

The Admirals say they’re eager to engage in the issue and highlight services available to those in crisis. In recent years, sports teams and leagues have been pulled into the conversation after a series of highly publicized accusations of domestic violence against professional athletes.

“We’re able to use our pulpit to reach out to people,” said Jon Greenberg, president of the Admirals. “If we can do that in a small way and help, at least we’ve done something positive.”

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City of Troy goes purple for Domestic Violence Awareness, from ABC News 10, 10/21/2015

October 21st, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsThis Just In: On Wednesday the New York State Office for the prevention of domestic violence is designating the day as “Turn the State Purple,” inviting everyone to wear the color to show their support.

You’ll also see plenty of purple in Downtown Troy at the Unity House Wednesday evening. It’s holding an open house for domestic violence services from 4 to 6 p.m.

There will be an award ceremony for local advocates leading the charge to end violence against men, women and children.

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