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20 Sep 2009 - 21:30Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies
URL: appweb.cortland.edu/ojs/index.php/Wagadu . . .


Call for papers

Wagadu, Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies
Special Issue 2010
Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: Gender, Society, and the State
Edited by Tonia St.Germain, J.D.
Coordinator, Assistant Professor
Gender Studies Program
Eastern Oregon University

More info....
appweb.cortland.edu/ojs/index.php/Wagadu/announcement/view/11



20 Sep 2009 - 20:38Rocky Mount Telegram
URL: www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/slayings . . .


Slayings put spotlight on prostitution

By Mike Hixenbaugh
Rocky Mount Telegram

The 32-year-old Rocky Mount woman didn’t dream as a child of a future jumping in and out of strangers’ cars. Her aspirations were more typical, she said — to graduate high school, go to college, maybe move to the big city and have a family.

An unplanned pregnancy her sophomore year in high school erased those hopes, replacing them instead with a crying baby, bitter poverty and drug addiction.

The woman remembers clearly the first time she traded her body for crack on the streets of Rocky Mount. It was the spring of 1992, and the guy was a jerk, she said. But what started as a one-time fix turned into a lifestyle that spanned the better part of 13 years.

Homelessness, splintered family ties and threats of arrest couldn’t keep her from the street.

“That was life,” the woman said, expressionless. “That’s all it was.”

The woman’s story isn’t unique.

Despite targeted efforts by law enforcement, the faith community and some residents, East Rocky Mount has grappled with street-level prostitution for the better part of the past 20 years, Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley said.

The problem isn’t new, but it has been amplified in recent months by a string of at least six similar murders that have some residents wondering if a serial killer has been stalking poor, black prostitutes on Rocky Mount’s largely impoverished east side.

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www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/slayings-put-spotlight-on-prostitution-845380.html



20 Sep 2009 - 14:24Meliah Schultzman, National Housing Law Project
mschultzman@nhlp.org
URL: nhlp.org/guidebooks


Domestic Violence & Housing Manual

National Housing Law Project is pleased to announce the publication of â Domestic Violence and Housing: A Manual and Toolkit for California Advocates. The Manual provides critical information regarding domestic violence survivors’ rights in applying for housing, improving the safety of rental housing, and defending against evictions and subsidy terminations.

The Toolkit contains a number of sample advocacy documents, including letters, pleadings, and housing policies. Primary support for the Manual and Toolkit was provided by the Blue Shield of California Foundation. Both documents are FREE! Although some of the information is specific to California, the majority of the materials are applicable to advocates nationwide.

The Manual is available to the public for download at
nhlp.org/guidebooks

To obtain an electronic version of the Toolkit, or to submit questions or comments, contact Meliah Schultzman at <mschultzman@nhlp.org>. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who assists survivors or works on housing issues.

Meliah Schultzman
Attorney
National Housing Law Project
614 Grand Avenue Suite 320
Oakland, CA 94610
510-251-9400 x. 3116



19 Sep 2009 - 10:53Rosa Galvan, El Peruano


Feminicidio será delito en la Ley de Violencia Familiar

Tipificación permitirá mejor manejo jurídico de estos casos en el país

Poder Judicial y PNP expusieron competencias del trabajo que realizan

Rosa Galván Gómez

En lo que va del año, los casos de feminicidio en el Perú llegaron a 80, de los cuales 30 correspondieron a mujeres que fueron asesinadas por sus respectivas parejas sentimentales en Lima. El delito, sin embargo, no está tipificado en el Código Penal que considera el acto como lesiones contra la vida, el cuerpo y la salud.

Con el propósito de darle un mejor manejo jurídico al tema y que estos actos sean sancionados en su real magnitud, la Comisión de la Mujer y Desarrollo Social del Congreso de la República propuso, entre otras iniciativas, que el feminicidio sea tipificado como delito en la Ley de Violencia Familiar.

La presidenta de esa comisión, Karina Beteta Rubín, dijo que si bien la Ley existente es un importante avance contra la violencia familiar, se hace necesario hacer una evaluación a las normas para que se tipifiquen otros actos como delitos.
Por esa razón, una comisión especial presidida por la doctora Olga Amelia Cribilleros Shigihara recoge iniciativas a fin de evacuar un informe con recomendaciones que permitan modificar la Ley de Violencia Familiar y enfrentar mejor los casos que se presentan en el interior de las familias.

La congresista Beteta reveló que la comisión tomará en consideración el procedimiento que opera después de una denuncia por violencia familiar debido a que no pocos abandonan el caso por el tiempo que demanda una respuesta efectiva de las autoridades.

Apoyo judicial
La legisladora también destacó el esfuerzo del Poder Judicial al crear los juzgados especializados en Violencia Familiar; sin embargo, precisó que "el objetivo no sólo es sancionar sino apoyar desde las instancias correspondientes a un cambio positivo."

A la reunión de trabajo de la comisión legislativa, asistieron como invitados el director de la Policía Nacional del Perú, general Elmer Miguel Hidalgo Medina y Janet Tello Gilardi, presidenta de la Segunda Sala de Familia y representante de la Corte de Lima ante la Comisión Multisectorial que implementa los planes de infancia y Familia, entre otras autoridades.

Investigarán agresión
En relación con el caso del congresista Ricardo Pando, que fue apuñalado por su esposa durante una discusión familiar, Beteta dijo que esperarán su recuperación para conversar con él y determinar las circunstancias en que se produjeron los hechos. "Junto con el Ministerio Público, tocaremos el tema siguiendo los procedimientos respectivos.
"Si la esposa del legislador denunció actos de violencia en la comisaría, será él quien se preocupe de ver el tema y luego agotar las medidas que le compete a la policía a fin de esclarecer el caso que es estrictamente familiar.

Datos
La doctora Tello Gilardi informó a la comisión del Congreso que entre el 12 de julio y el 25 de agosto, ingresaron mil 196 nuevos casos de violencia familiar para que sean resueltos por cuatro juzgados.

También resaltó la importancia de una intervención interinstitucional, pues dijo que si bien el juez dicta la medida de protección, no la va ejecutar. No existe seguimiento y allí tenemos que estar a la mano con otras entidades".

Propuso que se firmen convenios con el Ministerio de Salud para posibilitar un tratamiento terapéutico, o con el ministerio de Educación, dado que la socialización debe darse desde una edad temprana.

Fuente: El Peruano, 10 de setiembre de 2009



19 Sep 2009 - 10:40Manuela Ramos
URL: www.manuela.org.pe/DetalleNoticia.asp?Co . . .


Peru

Ministra Nidia Vílchez: "Violencia no debe tolerarse ni siquiera entre los congresistas"

La violencia familiar no debe permitirse en ningún lugar, menos aún en el ámbito de las autoridades públicas como los congresistas, afirmó la ministra de la Mujer, Nidia Vílchez, al comentar el caso del congresista Ricardo Pando y su esposa.

Si bien señaló que este caso es tratado en las instancias correspondientes, la funcionaria lamentó el hecho y aseguró que toda forma de violencia, ya sea en agravio de varones o mujeres, no puede ser tolerada en el país pues, dijo, en cada hogar debe prevalecer la tranquilidad.

“No podemos tolerar ningún tipo de violencia, ni siquiera en los niveles de autoridades como los parlamentarios (…) Daremos el apoyo que sea necesario. Esperamos que las cosas se puedan esclarecer para conocer qué es lo que sucedió”, manifestó Vílchez Yucra.

Tras señalar que es preferible mantener el tema en el ámbito estrictamente familiar y personal, la titular del Mimdes agradeció la intervención de la organización feminista Manuela Ramos por acoger a la esposa del parlamentario Pando, quien denunció ser agredida por éste.

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www.manuela.org.pe/DetalleNoticia.asp?Cod=7587



19 Sep 2009 - 10:19New York State, Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
URL: www.opdv.state.ny.us


New York State

GOVERNOR PATERSON SIGNS LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN PROTECTIONS FOR
VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The bill responds to several broad areas impacted by domestic violence:

Establishes Procedures to Ensure Domestic Violence is Appropriately
Factored into Custody Decisions:

* Requires education and training for court-appointed attorneys
for children, as children exposed to domestic violence often suffer
psychological, behavioral and academic challenges. Training on the
dynamics of domestic violence will enable these attorneys to better
assist their clients and make appropriate recommendations to the court;

* Strengthens a 1996 law that established domestic violence as a
factor the courts must consider in child custody and visitation
proceedings. The new law requires courts to state for the record how
domestic violence, when established, factored into their custody and
visitation determinations.

Protects Victims of Sexual Assault within a Family Setting;

* Establishes certain sex crimes as "family offenses," thereby
allowing evidence to be heard in order of protection proceedings in
family court;

* Ensures that mandatory arrest apply to these domestic violence
offenses;

Holds Offenders Accountable for their Actions:

* Requires law enforcement officers who respond to a domestic
incident involving an individual on probation or parole to send a copy
of the domestic violence incident report to the supervising agency as
soon as practicable. Since supervising agencies frequently impose the
condition that a probationer or parolee report any contact with law
enforcement, this law will assist in enforcing that condition and help
hold offenders accountable.

This is one of a number of domestic violence bills enacted under the
Governor's signature this summer. These include: a bill to prohibit
employment discrimination against victims of domestic violence; a bill
to require college campuses to distribute information on domestic
violence and sexual assault; and a bill to prohibit imposing a
requirement that a victim of domestic violence contact his or her abuser
as a condition of receiving a public benefit.

Every year in New York State, police officers respond to almost half a
million calls about domestic violence. A study by the state Division of
Criminal Justice Services showed that 43 percent of adult female
homicide victims were killed by their intimate partner.

The Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) has been
working to quantify the problem of domestic violence in New York State,
a crime that remains under-reported. OPDV recently published Domestic
Violence Annual Report - 2008, which highlights steps the State has
taken to address domestic violence, and created the Domestic Violence
Dashboard, a comprehensive compilation of domestic violence-related data
from multiple agencies and systems. Both the report and the Dashboard
are available on the
OPDV website: www.opdv.state.ny.us



19 Sep 2009 - 10:15Raquel
raquelnavarro1@yahoo.com


quiero ayuda no se como salir de esta vida ya no kiero ser una mujer maltratada ni humillada, hace un mes perdi a mi bebita por los golpes. tengo a mi mama pero me da miedo decirle por todo lo ke estoy pasando. ke hago ayudenme, tambien tengo miedo porke yo no trabajo.

raquel (raquelnavarro1@yahoo.com)



19 Sep 2009 - 09:41US State Department
URL: www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2009a/09/1293 . . .


Excerpt from Hillary Clinton's September 18 speech:

Speech in Advance of the United Nations General Assembly

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Brookings Institution
Washington, DC
September 18, 2009

In this speech, Clinton highlighted five issues the US will be focusing on at the upcoming UN general assembly: Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan; development; and women.

Following are Clinton's comments on US global goals re women:

HILLARY CLINTON - Finally, our delegation, and I personally, will work to advance international efforts to recognize women as key drivers of economic progress and social stability, as well, to address impediments to women’s empowerment and advancement, particularly sexual and gender-based violence. I will chair a session of the Security Council and will speak on behalf of the adoption of a resolution on “women, peace and security” which will endorse concrete measures to implement Security Council Resolution 1820 and address sexual and gender-based violence as a tactic of war.

I saw the scale of misery caused by this violence on my recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, having met, in many different settings around the world over many years, with women who are the victims of the worst that humanity offers, but also with women who are the strongest exemplars of the best of what humanity offers. I saw that very vividly on this most recent trip.

Next week, I will be speaking with other foreign ministers and heads of state about strategies to end this violence and to ensure that those who commit atrocities are prosecuted and not treated with impunity. I will work with women leaders, heads of state, foreign ministers at the General Assembly to highlight the importance of raising the status of girls and women and investing in their potential through education, economic development, and healthcare. If women are free from violence and accorded their rights, they can contribute to local economies and become change agents for greater prosperity and stability.

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See full text of speech:
www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2009a/09/129366.htm



19 Sep 2009 - 08:39Huffington Post
URL: www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/18/luis-z . . .


Luis Zambrano: Marquee Rapist Caught On Tape Abducting Unconscious Woman (VIDEO)

Thursday night's Inside Edition featured startling footage of a woman literally being dragged out of Chelsea hotspot Marquee before being raped at her assailant's apartment.


Read more at: www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/18/luis-zambrano-marquee-rap_n_292011.html



18 Sep 2009 - 16:10Amecopress
URL: www.amecopress.net/spip.php?article2504


Organizado por Instituto Vasco de la Mujer - EMAKUNDE
60 hombres participarán en el primer curso on-line sobre masculinidad
, por Redacción

Vitoria/Gasteiz, 18 sep. 09. Redacción.- El próximo 21 de septiembre comienza la primera edición del curso on-line “Los hombres, la igualdad y las nuevas masculinidades”, de 60 horas de duración y organizado por Emakunde en el marco del Programa de sensibilización y formación de la iniciativa Gizonduz., según comunicado de la Entidad.

Es el primer curso de estas características que organiza Emakunde y en él tomarán parte 76 personas (60 hombres y 16 mujeres), que se suman a las alrededor de 300 personas (en sus dos tercios hombres) que ya han participado en más de una quincena de cursos de Gizonduz que desde marzo de 2009 se vienen celebrando.

Son cursos, tanto presenciales como por internet, dirigidos especialmente a hombres que individual o colectivamente, sea desde un interés meramente personal y/o desde una perspectiva profesional, quieran formarse o profundizar en el conocimiento de qué es la igualdad de mujeres y hombres y cómo se puede trabajar a favor de ella y, en este sentido, se abordan cuestiones relacionadas con los hombres, la igualdad, las masculinidades y materias tan dispares como la salud, el cuidado, la paternidad, la sexualidad, la seguridad vial, la prevención de las toxicomanías, la criminalidad ...

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www.amecopress.net/spip.php?article2504



17 Sep 2009 - 09:31Psicologia Policial. blog
URL: psipolicial.blogspot.com/2009/09/la-viol . . .


LA VIOLENCIA HACIA LA PAREJA CONTINÚA TRAS LA RUPTURA

La violencia hacia la pareja continúa tras la ruptura. Un predictor importante para ello es que la pareja tenga hijos. Además, se ha comprobado que los daños que causa en los niños el ser testigos de esta violencia es mucho mayor de lo que antes se pensaba. Estos son algunos de los resultados de la tesis doctoral realizada por Solveig Vatnar, investigadora de la universidad de Oslo.

Para este trabajo entrevistó a 157 mujeres víctimas de violencia de género. Según la autora, “el análisis muestra que es más probable que la violencia continúe tras la ruptura en el caso de las mujeres con hijos, sin que la duración de la relación tenga importancia.” En pocas palabras: ser madre no protege a una mujer de la violencia. Tampoco tiene importancia para la gravedad de la agresión, el tipo de heridas sufridas, la frecuencia de los episodios de violencia o si se percibe ésta como una amenaza para la vida.

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psipolicial.blogspot.com/2009/09/la-violencia-hacia-la-pareja-continua.html



17 Sep 2009 - 09:20PTSD Research Quarterly
URL: www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/newsletters . . .


Military Sexual Trauma,
PTSD Research Quarterly
www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/newsletters/research-quarterly/v20n2.pdf



17 Sep 2009 - 08:57Feminist Peace Network
URL: www.feministpeacenetwork.org/2009/09/17/ . . .




The Disheartening But Predictable Violation Of Women’s Rights In The Context Of The Honduran Coup
Via Stabroek News (Guyana):

Two weeks ago, an international delegation of human rights and feminist organizations representing countries from Latin America, Canada, Spain and the United States, traveled to Honduras on a fact-finding mission during Women’s Human Rights Week, to document the violation of women’s rights in the context of the coup of June 28 that deposed democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Between August 17-21, they interviewed women and members of various organizations involved in resistance to the coup, and took testimonies from victims of military and police brutality. The delegation, consisting of activists, journalists, researchers and legal experts, was convened by a number of organizations in and outside of Honduras: Honduran Feminists in Resistance; Feminist Radio International Endeavor (FIRE); Just Associates (JASS), Consortium for Parliamentary Dialogue and Equality; and the Nobel Women’s Initiative

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www.feministpeacenetwork.org/2009/09/17/the-disheartening-but-predictable-violation-of-womens-rights-in-the-context-of-the-honduran-coup/



17 Sep 2009 - 08:24National Organization of Men Against Sexism
URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKkBe5KT1tY


Barbara Seidl produced a short video of this year's Supply
Drive that the Boston chapter of National Organization of Men Against Sexism did. It's on YouTube at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKkBe5KT1tY



16 Sep 2009 - 09:25Associacion para los derechos de la mujer y desarollo
URL: www.awid.org/esl/Temas-y-Analisis/Temas- . . .


Argentina: muchos suicidios de mujeres podrian ser feminicidios

Un estudio encomendado por el Ministerio de Salud, en el que participaron especialistas de primera línea en violencia de género, sospechan que una alta cantidad de casos informados como suicidios femeninos ocultan inducción al suicidio o femicidio.

Darse muerte por mano ajena
Por Mariana Carbajal

¿Un porcentaje significativo de suicidios de mujeres en el país podrían estar relacionados con distintas formas de violencia de género? O dicho de otra forma: ¿pueden esconder homicidios o ser consecuencias de cadenas de maltratos de parte del esposo o ex pareja de la víctima? Con esta inquietante pregunta como disparador, el Ministerio de Salud de la Nación encargó un estudio multicéntrico, en el que participaron especialistas de la UBA, Flacso, la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes y el Hospital Alvarez de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, entre otras instituciones. El trabajo -sobre cuyos alcances Página/12 ya informó- acaba de concluir. "Encontramos pistas para pensar que muchos casos de muertes de mujeres registradas como suicidios se tratarían de femicidios encubiertos", reveló Ana María Fernández, directora de la investigación y profesora titular de Introducción a los Estudios de Género de la Facultad de Psicología. Para corroborar esa presunción, recomiendan incorporar metodologías innovadoras para indagar sobre violencia de género como las autopsias psicológicas, que analizan vínculos familiares e historia de la víctima.

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www.awid.org/esl/Temas-y-Analisis/Temas-y-Analisis2/Argentina-muchos-suicidios-de-mujeres-podrian-ser-feminicidios



16 Sep 2009 - 09:11Feminist Law Professor Blog
URL: feministlawprofessors.com/


Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Guaranteed to Work!

1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior.

2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!

3. If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them!

4. NEVER open an unlocked door or window uninvited.

5. If you are in an elevator and someone else gets in, DON’T ASSAULT THEM!

6. Remember, people go to laundry to do their laundry, do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.

8. Always be honest with people! Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. Consider telling them you plan to assault them. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the other person may take that as a sign that you do not plan to rape them.

9. Don’t forget: you can’t have sex with someone unless they are awake!

10. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone “on accident” you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can blow it if you do



16 Sep 2009 - 09:00IPS Gender Wire
URL: ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48439


RIGHTS: U.N. Approves Long-Awaited New Women's Agency
By Thalif Deen

Charlotte Bunch, director of the Centre for Women's Global Leadership and a vocal proponent of the new agency, called it a "great victory for women's rights".

Credit:UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 (IPS) - After more than three years of political foot-dragging, the 192-member General Assembly adopted a historic resolution Monday aimed at creating a new U.N. agency for women.

The decision to create a separate powerful body to deal exclusively with gender-related activities comes years - or decades - after the United Nations created specialised agencies to deal with specific issues, including children, population, refugees, food, environment, education, health and tourism, among many others.

Currently, there are four existing women's U.N. entities in the world body: the U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM); the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues; the U.N. Division for the Advancement of Women; and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).

But none of them is as politically powerful and financially stable as full-fledged U.N. agencies.

When the new women's agency is created, perhaps by the middle of next year, it will be headed by an under-secretary-general (USG), the third highest ranking position in the U.N. system, after the secretary-general and the deputy secretary-general.

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16 Sep 2009 - 08:47IPS Gender Wire
URL: ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48454


POPULATION: 'Time to Shelve the ICPD Plan of Action’
Zofeen Ebrahim interviews Muslim youth advocate IMANE KHACHANI

BERLIN, Sep 16 (IPS) - At least 1.5 billion people aged 10 to 25 — the largest generation of young people in history — will need sexual and reproductive health services, says the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Globally, there are about 33 million people living with HIV, reports the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS or UNAIDS, with 2.7 million new infections in 2007, most of which are sexually transmitted infections.

Every year, more than half a million women die in pregnancy or childbirth, including 67,000 from unsafe abortion. Additionally, six million suffer injury, illness, or disability.

Little wonder then that 27-year old Imane Khachani, a Moroccan doctor and member of the international Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights, believes the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Plan of Action needs to be shelved.

The ICPD, held in Cairo, was considered a groundbreaking effort for shifting population policy discussions away from simply slowing population growth to enhancing individual health and rights while focusing on social development.

Fifteen years on, the realities of 2009 are different from those of 1994, asserts Khachani, who was among the 100 young people from around the world who took part in the UNFPA-organised forum on sexual and reproductive health and rights, held in early September in Berlin, where she sat down with IPS.

She spoke about the urgent need to view young people’s sexuality from a rights-based approach and urged the ICPD advocates to "look beyond" the 1994 programme of action.

Khachani shared her candid thoughts with IPS on the way forward after the Cairo consensus and why youth need to be involved in policy discussions on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

See Interview:
ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=48454



15 Sep 2009 - 12:24End Violence Against Women Conference
URL: www.evawintl.org/conferencedetail.aspx?c . . .


EVAW International
International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking

Registration is Now Open!

When: April 7-9, 2010 - two and a half days of training!

Where: Pittsburgh Hilton, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Register by December 31, 2009, and save $100.00 off the full conference fee!

For more information, including a complete conference agenda, abstracts and biographical sketches, please visit our website:

http://www.evawintl.org/conferencede tail.aspx?confid=8

Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others for this conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

Listed below are some of the topics we will be addressing at this conference. For more information on these courses, please visit our website.

Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse
Jury Selection and Decision Making in Sexual Assault Cases
The Suspect Exam and Evidence Collection
Myths and Facts of Men Victimized by Domestic Violence
Reaching Out to Survivors who Self-Medicate the Pain
The Church's Response to Domestic Violence
Would You Like to Testify as a Battered Woman's Expert?
Prosecutor's Case for Neutrality in Forensic Nursing
The Influence of Digital Communication on the Theory of Power and Control
Working with Survivor Strengths
Law Enforcement and Advocates: Oil and Water
Human and Animal Violence
SAFE Case Review
Addressing the Harms of Pornography
Victims of Juvenile Trafficking
Connection Between Stalking and Sexual Assault
Update on Forensic Compliance
And Then There Were Three: Rapes with Multiple Offenders
The Judge's Role in SA Cases Inside and Outside the Courtroom
Advocacy for Domestic Violence Victims Affiliated with the Military
Creating Welcoming Environments for Victims with Disabilities
Prosecutor's Response to Sexually Exploited Women
Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
The Unique Nature of Sexual Violence in Detention
Using Threat Assessment to Evaluate High Lethality Domestic Violence
Breaking the Cycle, Beating the Odds



15 Sep 2009 - 11:23Women's Life Collective - Brazil
URL: www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1568/Hummi . . .


48 min Video - Brazil
Title: Hummingbird,
Women's Life Collective -
The Happy Children's Project

Synopsis: In the beautiful coastal city of Recife, Brazil - a world capital for sex tourism - a couple of determined women decided they would try to break the cycle of domestic violence and get kids off the streets. Hummingbird goes onto the streets and sees the harsh reality these kids face and shows how these programs help break the cycle, giving people a chance.
Recovery for Street Children and Their Mothers, a comprehensive program for dealing with poverty, drugs, prostitution, violence against women....

Language Portuguese - English subtitles

Watch Video
www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1568/Hummingbird/Vmtab2FrOVdRbEpRVkRBOStF



15 Sep 2009 - 10:54David, CalCasa
URL: calcasa.org/calcasa/caregivers-child-sex . . .

Caregivers Talk with Children About Child Sexual Abuse
by David

In a recently ePublished article in the Journal Child Maltreatment, a study finds that when caregivers talk to their children about child sexual abuse, they emphasize “stranger danger” despite the overwhelming majority of abuse is committed by someone acquainted with the child. The findings are not surprising. As we consider the best ways to prevent child sexual abuse, we must examine the role of parents and caregivers beyond what they tell their children. We should not shift the “responsibility” of preventing abuse to children but parents and caregivers should play a role in crating a safe environment for their children.

The full citation and abstract from SafetyLit after the jump:

Caregivers’ Efforts to Educate Their Children About Child Sexual Abuse: A Replication Study.

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calcasa.org/calcasa/caregivers-child-sexual-abuse/



15 Sep 2009 - 10:48Heidi Illingworth ,Canadian Resource Centre for victims of Crime
crcvc@crcvc.ca
URL: crcvc.ca/docs/crcvc_SeptUpdate.pdf


Dear friends and supporters:

It is with much regret that I must inform you of some very discouraging news concerning the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime (CRCVC). Sadly, the CRCVC has been notified by the Canadian Police Association (CPA), our core funder, that they will no longer be able to continue funding our efforts. The CPA intends to discontinue their financial support within the next few weeks. This decision came unexpectedly and has left the future of the CRCVC in an extremely vulnerable state — we must find alternative core funding immediately, or face the prospect of shutting down.

I am sure that you can appreciate how alarming this news is, not only for our staff, but for the hundreds of victims and families impacted by crime with whom we work. It is our desire to continue our valuable efforts on behalf of victims of crime in Canada. With that in mind, I have reached out to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a personal supporter of the CRCVC, in hopes that he will direct the federal government to take over as the core funder of our organization. I am optimistic that Prime Minister Harper will recognize that the CRCVC helps hundreds of victims each year for approximately the same amount of annual funding that is required to incarcerate one federal prisoner.

We need your help! Please show your support of the CRCVC by writing to the Prime Minister. In doing so, please feel free to download the form letter as a PDF or Word Doc, and send it by email (harper.s@parl.gc.ca or pm@pm.gc.ca), fax (613-941-6900) or mail to his office.

I thank you for your ongoing support of the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime.

Heidi Illingworth
Executive Director

Canadian Resource Centre for victims of Crime
Visit: http://www.crcvc.ca
Email: crcvc@crcvc.ca
Phone: 1.877.232.2610



15 Sep 2009 - 10:02Boletin Cuerpo y Derechos
URL: cuerpoyderechos.info/home/id.php?ID=423


Editoriales

Estado inoperante, sociedad indiferente... inocencia perdida
Anna Bermeo (Perú)

La noticia del embarazo de una niña de 8 años NUVIA producto del abuso sexual perpetrado por familiares, se convirtió en el año 2006, en el suceso mediático a nivel nacional e internacional; poniendo en evidencia la barbarie de un sistema que exalta los valores de la globalización neoliberal, mientras oculta, trivializa y pretende volver insignificante la negación más brutal de los derechos humanos a cientos de millones de niños(as) que se encuentran inmersos en condiciones de exclusión y marginalidad de parte del Estado.

NUVIA fue violada por sus primos que oscilan entre las edades de 23 y 29 años, de un adolescente de 17 años, y en el extremo de la barbarie por su propio padre. Un negro panorama para un ángel que desde entonces afronta la experiencia de la maternidad, siendo una niña, y el estigma de una comunidad huanuqueña que la señala como pecadora.

La noticia de las primeras planas en los diarios no solo se convirtió en la “comidilla de la opinión pública” del pueblo, sino también la oportunidad de políticos y conocidos personajes públicos para ganar alguito en su imagen como el caso de la Congresista María Luisa Cuculiza, que se comprometió a ayudarla como madrina y de colocar en debate parlamentario el tema sobre la aplicación de la pena de Muerte a los Violadores.

continua....
cuerpoyderechos.info/home/id.php?ID=423



14 Sep 2009 - 22:26Kristin Fortin, Polaris Project
kristin@polarisproject.org
URL: gov.ca.gov/interact


Dear Supporters,

Legislation targeting child sex traffickers and any assets and property used to facilitate human trafficking has passed the Senate and Assembly is awaiting the Governor's signature. Your support is needed! Please pass this along and encourage all those you know in California to take action.

AB 17 (sponsored by Assembly Member Sandre Swanson) passed the Assembly (77-0) and the Senate (36-0), and SB 557 (sponsored by Senator Leland Yee) passed the Senate (40-0) and the Assembly (77-1). Both bills are awaiting the Governor's signature. Please help advance these important pieces of legislation!

AB 17 (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postquery?bill_number=ab_17&sess=CUR&house=B& author=swanson), if signed, will improve California's anti-human trafficking law by increasing the authorized additional fine upon conviction of pimping, pandering, or procurement of a minor to $20,000; requiring that fifty percent of all fines go to grants for community-based organizations that serve minor victims of human trafficking; and by providing for the forfeiture of assets connected to human trafficking crimes.

SB 557 (http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/postq uery?bill_number=sb_557&sess=CUR&house=B &author=yee), if signed, creates economic disincentives for the practice of slavery in California by authorizing the declaration of real property used to facilitate the crime of human trafficking as a nuisance. Once the property is declared a nuisance, the criminal activity conducted on the property will be stopped, damages may be recovered and the property may be closed for any use.

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

The Governor needs to hear that human trafficking must be addressed, and California can make a step in the right direction when the Governor signs AB 17 and SB 557.

1. The most effective action you can take is to make a quick phone call to the Governor's office and urge him to sign AB 17 and SB 557 ? legislation addressing financial penalties and services for minor victims of human trafficking.

2. You can reach the Governor's office at 916-445-2841 or email the Governor by going to (http://gov.ca.gov/interact). When you call or email, you can simply say:
?"Hi, my name is [Name], and I am a California resident. I am calling to urge him to sign AB 17 and SB 557. These bills will improve California's human trafficking law by increasing penalties for trafficking minors, stopping the use of property for human trafficking and by providing a means of funding necessary victim services for minors. Can I count on his support?"

Thank you for taking action to help stop human trafficking!

Kristin Fortin
Policy Counsel
Policy and Legal Department



14 Sep 2009 - 13:53Wendy Murphy for The Daily Beast
URL: www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/ . . .


Why Jaycee Dugard Should Sue
by Wendy Murphy

As bones are found near Phillip Garrido’s property, Wendy Murphy says the pundits are wrong: Jaycee Dugard’s family absolutely must sue the parole officers who could have saved her.

See article...
www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-09-10/why-jaycee-dugard-should-sue/



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