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This researcher is developing an app to stop domestic violence attitudes in teens from Science Alert, 06/24/2016

June 27th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsAn Australian researcher has been designing an app aimed at 10- to 15-year-old boys, to help them create healthy relationships with their peers.

“The National Survey of Youth Attitudes reported very disturbing findings about young men’s attitudes and behaviours,” said YSF CEO, Cath Bartolo.

“Evidence shows that boys and young men are not clear on where to draw the line on what constitutes respect in relationships and what crosses the line in to harm. For example, many do not get that coercing a girl into sex is rape.”

The app will help boys talk to girls, and will give teens insight and advice about helping their friends and maintaining respectful relationships; but it also has an important undertone – putting a stop to domestic violence.

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The best countries for gender equality may also have a domestic violence problem from The Washington Post, 06/10/2016

June 10th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-news“…as a new report points out, the Nordic countries appear to have a disproportionate and perplexing amount of domestic violence, or intimate partner violence (IPV), against women.

Investigating what they refer to as the “Nordic paradox,” Enrique Gracia of the University of Valencia and Juan Merlo of the University of Lund write that they found a surprising lack of research on the subject. Their paper, published in the Social Science and Medicine journal, not only examines the problem but also suggests how a better understanding of this paradox could hold crucial lessons about violence against women.”

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Rainbow communities struggle to find help for domestic violence from stuff.co.nz, 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.

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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.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Advocates’ hopes high for Native American women hotline from the Cronkite News, 05/13/20105

May 17th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsSometime this year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline expects to take the first call at a hotline created specifically to respond to tribal victims.

The hotline, four years in the making, will be staffed either by tribal women or specially trained advocates “who can answer calls from Native women to help them … problem-solve around these issues,” said Katie Ray-Jones, CEO of the national hotline.

“I think our commitment from the hotline side just accelerated so quickly because of the number of stories, heartbreak, hardship, the lack of hope that many women were feeling,” Ray-Jones said about the first meeting with Native leaders. “(It) just became crystal clear to us that we need to do something.”

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New Zealand family violence out of control, police overwhelmed by number of incidents they attend from news.com.au, 05/10/2015

May 11th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsNew figures, released by New Zealand Police, show officers attended a family violence incident somewhere in the country once every five and a half minutes last year.

They attended, on average, 279 calls for help every day and about 105,000 domestic violence incidents overall.

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