Posts Tagged ‘gender violence’

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.

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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, 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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NFL Bans Prospects With Domestic Violence, Sex Assault Convictions From Scouting Showcase from Law Newz, 02/09/2016

February 12th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsThe NFL informed teams of a policy change in a memo late last month that will no longer allow prospects with convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses to attend the NFL Scouting Combine – the invitation-only annual showcase event where college prospects hope to impress NFL scouts prior to that year’s upcoming NFL Draft.

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Mongolia looks to Alaska for help handling domestic violence from KNOM, 01/28/2016

January 29th, 2016 No comments

img-icon-newsWhen it comes to this issue, the two places have a lot in common. That’s according to Tuvshinjargal Gantumur, a psychologist and manager at the National Center Against Violence in Mongolia. Through a translator, she said the similarities between Alaska and Mongolia are what made the delegation eager to take this “study trip.”

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