Violence Press Release
|06/05/2020 - 17:52||
Black People Must Risk Their Lives to Save Their Communities
Remarks by Preston Mitchum, Policy Director at URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity spoken at Defending Black Bodies: A Reproductive Justice (RJ) Townhall on June 5, 2020, regarding the connection between reproductive and gender justice for Black communities and the Movement for Black Lives.
|06/04/2020 - 18:55||
Newsy wins prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award for A Broken Trust investigation
CINCINNATI – Newsy, the national cable and OTT news network owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), is the recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for “ A Broken Trust ,” its investigation into the lack of justice for survivors of sexual assault on tribal lands.
|06/04/2020 - 12:09||
Buffalo Man Arrested And Charged With Brutally Beating, Raping, And Sex Trafficking Three Victims
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., announced today that Michael McDonald, a/k/a George Jackson, a/k/a Rabbit, 41, of Buffalo, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with sex trafficking. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life.
|06/04/2020 - 04:41||
Social media materials produced for colleges and universities to support victims of Gender Based Violence during lockdown
New social media materials have been produced to help universities and colleges across Scotland support staff and students who might be experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) and abuse while social distancing measures are in place due to COVID-19.
|06/03/2020 - 05:36||
Recipients of 2020 EVERFI Impact Award Announced
The EVERFI Impact Award recognizes an institution’s commitment to creating a safe and healthy campus environment through its demonstrated excellence in comprehensive alcohol and other drug misuse, and sexual assault prevention efforts.
|06/02/2020 - 19:32||
Ahmaud Arberys Murder Was Also A Hate Crime
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Organization for Women has signed on to a letter calling on the Department of Justice to open a full and thorough hate crime investigation into the horrific killing of Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased down and shot to death by armed vigilantes while peacefully jogging in a suburban Georgia neighborhood.
|05/30/2020 - 12:43||
Governor Cuomo Responds to Nationwide Protests Following Death of George Floyd: 'We Have an Injustice in the Criminal Justice System That Is Abhorrent' but Violence 'Obscures the Righteousness of the Message and the Mission'
VIDEO of the Governor's remarks is available on YouTube here and in TV quality (h.264, mp4) format here .
|New York Governor|
|05/26/2020 - 07:32||
USA: President Trump tramples right to protest
Responding to remarks by President Donald Trump today in the Rose Garden, Ernest Coverson, the End Gun Violence campaign manager at Amnesty International USA said:
|05/22/2020 - 12:45||
Peninsula Man Arrested in Connection with Multiple Sex Felonies
Mr. Klumb is a long time Peninsula resident who worked at the local hospital as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant.
|05/20/2020 - 13:57||
Following Spike in Domestic Violence During...
Following a spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosaand the New York State Council on Women and Girls today announced the creation of a new task force to find innovative solutions to this crisis.
|New York Governor|
|05/19/2020 - 10:57||
Survivors of sexual violence in South Sudan struggle to access health care
GENEVA (19 MAY 2020) - Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence continue to struggle to access adequate medical and mental health care, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan and the UN Human Rights Office.
|05/15/2020 - 17:49||
AG Derek Schmidt: 282 crime victims to receive support
TOPEKA ? (May 15, 2020) ? The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board yesterday awarded financial assistance to 282 victims of violent crime at its May meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
|05/15/2020 - 06:20||
Giffords Applauds House Legislation to Fund Community Violence Intervention Programs During Pandemic
To be brought for a vote today, the HEROES Act delivers on requests made by 20 mayors across the country in letter to congressional leadership.
|Americans for R...|
|05/15/2020 - 05:39||
JPost: ZOA criticizes Bidens call to restore funding to terrorist Palestinian Authority
T he Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), a prominent group associated with the right-wing of the Zionist movement, criticized former vice president and presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden ?s suggestion to resume US funding of the Palestinian Authority (PA), arguing that it violates American law, according to a Cleveland Jewish News report.
|05/15/2020 - 03:09||
JDI Applauds Bipartisan Leadership on Bill to Support Incarcerated Survivors
Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., May 15, 2020 ? At a time when partisan wrangling is the norm, a Democrat and a Republican in the Senate have united behind a landmark piece of legislation to help people in detention whose lives have been shattered by sexual abuse. This week Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the Sexual Abuse Services in Detention Act (SASIDA), a bill that would establish the country?s first-ever rape crisis hotline for adults and children behind bars.
|Just Detention ...|
|05/15/2020 - 01:51||
COVID -19 will put 85 million children at risk of physical, sexual and emotional violence over next 3 months World Vision warns
Based on emerging indicators, World Vision warns that the estimated 1 billion children already exposed to violence, could grow by up to 85 million as systems and services restrict to prevent the spread of coronavirus Millions more children are at increased long-term risk of child marriage and child labour over the coming year The aid agency calls on world leaders to prioritise the world’s most vulnerable children and prevent this escalation of violence.
|05/14/2020 - 17:26||
Domestic violence risk grows during pandemic
As the statewide order to stay at home helps reduce Minnesotans’ exposure to the coronavirus, two University of Minnesota researchers see a different risk cropping up.
|05/14/2020 - 01:29||
Iraq: New Government, New Legislative Agenda
With the formation of Iraq’s government on May 7, 2020, parliament can now focus on legislative reform.
|Human Rights Watch|
|05/13/2020 - 12:11||
As COVID-19 Fears Increase Gun Sales, New Violence Policy Center Study Reveals How Rarely Guns are Used in Self Defense
In 2017, for every justifiable homicide in the U.S. involving a gun, guns were used in 35 criminal homicides.
|05/13/2020 - 00:22||
Supporting Sexual Assault Victims During COVID-19
Calls for service may also drop during this time due to victims being unable to find a safe space to call; agencies may experience an increase in calls as stay-at-home orders are lifted and they are able to do so. While police response has changed in some ways during the COVID-19 pandemic, police are still responding to and investigating domestic and sexual violence crimes.
|05/12/2020 - 13:50||
Chickasaw Nation continues to offer violence prevention services
The Chickasaw Nation Department of Family Services continues to offer a place for domestic violence survivors to turn for assistance during the ongoing pandemic.
|05/11/2020 - 20:17||
Measures to Help Domestic Abuse Victims During COVID-19 Are Welcome but Not Enough
German Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Franziska Giffey speaks as she poses with a poster for a campaign against domestic violence, in a supermarket in Berlin, Germany, April 29, 2020.
|05/07/2020 - 13:29||
National Council of Jewish Women Statement on New Title IX Rule
Media Contact: Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-765-4290.
|05/07/2020 - 10:26||
New federal Title IX rules on campus sexual assault
Author: Julie Caron, Interim Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator.
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|05/07/2020 - 06:12||
Sub-Saharan Africa: Government responses to COVID-19 should guarantee the protection of women and girls rights
Authorities in Sub-Saharan Africa must ensure their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic include specific protections for the rights of women and girls, Amnesty International, Women's Link Worldwide and the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR) said in a report published today.