Posts Tagged ‘gender violence’

Victims of domestic violence invited to Thanksgiving dinner & encouragement from abc 13 News Now, 11/23/2015

November 24th, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsEven though Domestic Violence Awareness month was in October, organizations across Hampton Roads continue to shed light on the ongoing problem.

Among them is the Caribbean People Organization, which invited women from a local shelter to participate in an event called Appetite for Awareness.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Korean-American Coalition Created to Address Domestic Violence on National Level, NBC News, 10/20/2015

October 21st, 2015 No comments

img-icon-newsSeveral regional domestic violence community-based organizations and family resource centers have joined forces to create a nationwide coalition working to end domestic violence in the Korean-American community.

The official inauguration of the National Korean American Coalition to End Domestic Violence was hosted Tuesday by the Korean American Family Services and the Center for the Pacific Asian Family, two of seven regional centers that have joined the coalition since its founding in 2014.

Read More

Sexual violence in Kenya: ‘To the police, rape wasn’t a crime’ from The Guardian, 10/01/2015

October 2nd, 2015 No comments

In 2002 I was travelling back from work in Nairobi when I was carjacked and raped at gunpoint; I was 27.


The police reported the incident not as a rape, but as robbery with violence. They wouldn’t speak of the rape because to them it wasn’t a crime. But it’s a huge problem in Kenya. A 2010 national survey (pdf) suggested that 32% of girls experienced sexual violence before becoming adults.

Read More