Posts Tagged ‘ending violence’

Domestic Abuse Victims Paint Black Dots On Hands As Subtle Signal For Help from The Huffington Post, 09/18/2015

September 21st, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsOne in four women in the U.S. has experienced severe violence at the hands of an intimate partner, yet asking for help is often far too dangerous for victims to even consider. That’s what inspired a new grassroots campaign that allows survivors to open up about their experiences without even having to say a word.

“…To help survivors signal to others that they need help, but are struggling to ask for it…”

The goal is for the black dot to serve as a subtle, yet urgent, message to agencies, relatives, friends, doctors and others that a victim is in need of services to help them escape the abuse.

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Can Game Theory Help to Prevent Rape? from The Atlantic, 09/17/2015

September 21st, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsA new app gives college students the option to report their assault and 1)  send it directly to their campus Title IX coordinator, the point-person for student investigations. 2) save it and decide whether to file it later, or 3) save, and only file the report if someone else reports an assault by the same perpetrator.

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Local Women’s Rights Organisations are Key to Changing the Plight Of Domestic Violence Survivors Across The World From The Huffington Post UK, 09/16/2015

September 18th, 2015 No comments


There has been progress – 25 years ago only seven countries out of the 173 studied had laws against domestic violence, whereas now, 127 do. The author of the report cites the importance of international agreements such as the Beijing Platform for Action in creating such change. They certainly are important, but even more vital is the work of local women’s organisations.

As the World Bank report makes clear, legislation in itself is not enough. A large scale study across 70 countries covering the period 1975-2005 backs this up. It found that the mobilisation of women’s rights organisations and movements was more significant in creating policy change on violence against women than the wealth of nations, the presence of left-wing political parties, or the number of women politicians.

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California Moving Company Helps Domestic Violence Victims Move For Free From Madame Noire, 09/14/2015

September 14th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsOne of the most daunting aspects of trying to escape a domestic abuse relationship is the physical move. Not only is the act dangerous due to the potential for being caught by the abusive partner, moving is also expensive. Thankfully, a moving company in California is making the process a little less scary.

In a partnership with Good Shepherd Shelter, a nonprofit that helps women and children who have been domestically abused, Meathead Movers is helping victims leave abusive partners for free — and safely.

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Stop Domestic Violence from WKBW, 09/11/2015

September 11th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsThe first permanent public space to bring attention to the wide-spread epidemic of Domestic Violence will officially be opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony September 26 in Isle View Park, Tonawanda.

Named the Tribute Garden because it honors survivors, fallen victims and families affected by domestic violence, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women and local Domestic Violence Services providers have collaborated over the past six years to make this garden a reality.

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Helena professor presented award for work to end sexual violence from Independent Record, 09/07/2015

September 9th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsMost sexual assault victim advocates last three to five years on the job, but Carroll College Professor Kelly Parsley has been at it for almost 20 years.

“If you know a victim or someone who survives sexual violence, you know this incredibly strong, heroic person,” Parsley said. “She didn’t think she could live through the nightmare; she didn’t know the nightmare would end … She chose to survive and she made it past. It’s like being around heroes…”

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