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12 Aug 2011 - 09:06Angela Robledo
URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Swir7QpuT8

Constancia de Angela Robledo sobre Violencia Sexual contra la mujer


12 Aug 2011 - 08:42Dr. Kingston, Love is not Abuse
URL: www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9h1b-V7nPQ&feat . . .


Dr. Karen Singleton - Director, Columbia University Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Program


12 Aug 2011 - 08:26Center for Global Women's Leadership
URL: uhr.rutgers.edu/jobs/JobDetail.aspx?pst_ . . .


The Center for Women’s Global Leadership has begun a formal search for
a Program Coordinator for its work pertaining to violence against
women (VAW) and women’s leadership. The intersection of VAW and
militarism in its various forms will be a major component of the work.
CWGL encourages the applications of those with knowledge/experience
in areas such as the impact of war and conflict, peace building
processes, small arms proliferation, political violence, violence
against women committed by state agents, and the ideologies derived
from militarism.

Application Process
To apply for this position, visit the Rutgers University Human
Resources website.
The position number is 11-001025.
The direct link is:

Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references with
contact information.

Please note that submission of documents through the Rutgers human
resources site is only way to assure consideration. CWGL will not
accept telephone inquiries.
____________________________ ______________________________
The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, founded in 1989, has fostered women's
leadership in the area of human rights through women's global
leadership institutes, strategic planning activities, international
mobilization campaigns, UN monitoring, global education endeavors,
publications, and a resource center. CWGL’s current programmatic
areas are: the promotion of women’s leadership, the advancement of
feminist perspectives in economic and social rights and the
elimination of violence against women, in local, national and
international arenas. CWGL is a unit of International Programs within
the School of Arts and Sciences: http://sas.rutgers.edu/ and is a
member of the Institute for Women's Leadership (IWL):
http://iwl.rutgers.edu ­a consortium of women's programs at Rutgers
that examine leadership issues and advances women's leadership in
education, research, politics, science, the arts, the workplace and the world.
Center for Women's Global Leadership
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
160 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8555
Tel: 1-732-932-8782
Fax: 1-732-932-1180
Email: cwgl@rci.rutgers.edu
Website: http://www.cwgl.rutgers.edu

11 Aug 2011 - 09:37Women's Justice Center
URL: www.justicewomen.com/secure_communities. . . .

Hi All,

A top priority at Women's Justice Center is to provide quality, professional Spanish language violence against women resources.

We have just produced Justice Cancelled for Immigrant Women, an overview of the terrible consequences of the new law enforcement immigration policies on immigrant victims of violence against women.

You can see the English version by clicking on the active link above, or by going here.

Please help us get this critical information to our Spanish-speaking neighbors today. Click on the red donate button at the top left of this page. All donations in the next few days will go to producing a professional translation of Justice Cancelled for Immigrant Women by one of the best feminst translators anywhere, Laura Asturias.

Thank you for helping us bridge the great language divide to reach all women in our communities.

Marie De Santis

11 Aug 2011 - 09:20CIMAC mx
URL: www.cimacnoticias.com.mx/site/s11080901- . . .

El cuerpo nuestro de cada día
Gendes: la apuesta por erradicar la violencia masculina

Por Hena Carolina Velázquez Vargas*

México, DF, 9 ago 11 (CIMAC).- En fecha reciente acudí a conocer un alentador modelo de atención dirigido a hombres interesados en trabajar su violencia.

Lo promueve una organización de la sociedad civil que lleva por nombre Género y Desarrollo (Gendes). Tiene como sede el Distrito Federal y desde esta ciudad capital aplica el Programa “Hombres Trabajando(se)”, creado por Antonio Ramírez en San Francisco, California, en el 2003.

Una de las mayores bondades de esta propuesta ha sido abrir un espacio para que los hombres elaboren sus procesos internos y contacten con su mundo emocional, de manera individual, en grupo o en la comunidad.

Tras reconocer que la violencia existe cuando a las mujeres se les agrede, discrimina o invisibiliza por el simple hecho de ser mujeres, con su labor quienes participan en Gendes buscan “reflexionar, cuestionar y deconstruir los códigos y reglas culturales” que marcan la manera de ser hombres en la sociedad actual.


11 Aug 2011 - 08:17HuffPost LatinoVoices
URL: www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffingto . . .

Hola: Introducing HuffPost LatinoVoices

This is truly a Latino moment.

Latino Americans -- 50 million strong and counting -- are both the largest and the fastest-growing minority in the country.

They played a decisive role in the 2008 election, making the difference for Obama in Florida, Colorado, and New Mexico. They represent around a trillion dollars of buying power (roughly 10 percent of U.S. consumer spending). And with 32 million Hispanics online, they are among the most wired and connected groups in the country.

So I'm delighted to announce the launch of HuffPost LatinoVoices. These are really challenging times for millions of Latinos. But as I said when I recently spoke at La Raza's conference in Washington, as an immigrant to this country I know that the immigrant spirit and resilience that are at the heart of the American experience can help us overcome whatever obstacles lie ahead and truly move mountains.


10 Aug 2011 - 08:52UN Women
URL: www.unwomen.org/2011/08/espanol-policias . . .

Police and Judges against Gender Violence in the Southern Cone

Fabiana Benvino, a guardia, does street outreach for Safe Cities Programme, Rosario, Argentina. (Photo: UN Women/Hilary Duffy)
UN Women and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a study mid-July, assessing mechanisms in place to respond to gender-based violence in the Southern Cone. The study stresses that violence against women, especially within families and couples, continues to persist as a reality for many. However, it also looks at the steps taken by the government to combat the issue through legal, judicial and security forces.

In particular, the report looks at the work of the security forces in preventing and combating violence. Specialized police units in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina represent the first response of governments to the problem of domestic violence. In Argentina, Mariano Savia coordinates the Municipal Urban Guard (GUM) in Rosario. UN Women has worked closely with this unit, training its agents as part of a programme — Cities without Violence against Women, Safe Cities for All — financed by the Government of Spain. In the process, Rosario has turned into a pioneering city in Latin America. Mr. Savia says that one of the reasons for insecurity in the population is gender violence and child abuse. He adds that GUM has created a protocol for intervention against domestic violence that is yielding very good results. He goes on to say that complaints have increased, a sign that women nowadays have more faith in the fact that their complaints will have some effect.


10 Aug 2011 - 08:48the Advocate, Human Rights
URL: www.stopvaw.org/sexual_assault_in_higher . . .

Sexual Assault in Higher Education – Laws and Protocols
last updated 31 July 2011

During the last fifteen years, the issue of sexual violence within institutions of higher education in the United States (hereafter, IHEs) has attracted much needed attention partially through highly publicized campus sexual assault trials and allegations of reports that are mishandled by school officials. The chances of being a victim of rape are four times higher for a female college student than for any other age group.[1] In response to public pressure, recent federal legislation has mandated that institutions of higher education grapple with - and properly respond to - issues of rape and sexual on college campuses.


10 Aug 2011 - 08:41the Advocate, Human Rights
URL: www.stopvaw.org/date_and_acquaintance_se . . .

Date and Acquaintance Sexual Assault
last updated 31 July 2011

In acquaintance rape, the perpetrator is generally someone that the victim knows by sight or casually, such as a neighbor or coworkers; in "date rape," the attacker is someone the victim knows and has agreed to spend time with. A perpetrator of date or acquaintance sexual assault may use many different tactics—he may take steps to isolate her, by locking the door, or promising to take her home from a party but taking her somewhere else; he may use economic pressure, implying that he is entitled to sexual intimacy because he paid for dinner; he may use emotional pressure, threatening to leave her if she doesn't agree; or he may threaten her with public embarrassment, telling her that he will tell people they were sexually intimate regardless of what might actually happen. From Date and Acquaintance Rape, Sheryl Huff, ed., Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault.


09 Aug 2011 - 09:13Human Rights, change.org
URL: www.change.org/petitions/tell-walmart-to . . .

Tell Walmart to Stop Rape and Torture of Young Women in its Factories

Thousands of Change.org members have already spoken out against abuses at what's becoming known as the "rape factory" in Jordan.

“We only went to Jordan to earn money to help our families; we had no idea that factory managers would rape so many of us young girls,” said a young woman who goes by the name Nazma to protect her identity.

Nazma is one of the dozens of Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi young women who have been sexually assaulted by supervisors at Classic Factory in northern Jordan, which makes clothes for American brands like Walmart, Target, and Macy's.

Leading up to next week’s trial against a Classic supervisor charged with rape -- the first such trial -- managers are escalating abuses. Supervisors are locking victims and witnesses in the factory, threatening and intimidating them to ensure they will not testify.

And although the Jordanian government promised that Anil Santha, the manager accused of rape, would not be allowed to return before the trial, he's back on the factory floor.

Despite global outcry over Classic’s abuses and the tactics they’re using to dodge justice, international customers like Walmart, Target, and Macy's are still buying Classic clothing.

Given the critical situation on the ground, Classic Factory workers, consumers, and human rights organizations, are urgently calling on these high-profile companies to immediately condemn human rights abuses and force change. Click here to sign the petition now.

Target and Macy's have claimed that they are investigating conditions at the factory, but they're deferring to the Jordanian Ministry of Economy and Labor -- which claims there is no evidence of sexual abuse.

Instead, conditions are getting worse. In addition to imprisoning women inside the factory, managers are removing all the males workers -- in some cases even deporting them -- cutting the staff to older male supervisors and vulnerable young women.

At Classic's urging, the government also arrested the leader of an outside human rights NGO and took his passport to prevent him from intervening to protect the women at the factory.

“All we can do is cry,” Nazma said. “We ask the people who buy our garments, please end this abuse and torture we face. We should be able to work without fear of sexual assault.”

Now is a critical moment for action. Outside pressure and attention can ensure that victims and witnesses are freed and can testify against their rapists -- and that Classic Factory reforms its policies and practices.

Otherwise, the manager and supervisors will continue to imprison, assault, and rape girls and women with renewed impunity.

Sign now to urge Walmart, Target, and Macy's to force Classic Factory to free imprisoned victims and witnesses -- and end its human rights abuses against women:

sign petition

09 Aug 2011 - 09:07marinecorpstimes
URL: www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/08/ma . . .

Corps revamps sex assault prevention training
By James K. Sanborn - Staff writer

The Marine Corps is overhauling its sexual assault prevention training for noncommissioned officers with a new program modeled after the service’s edgy new suicide prevention course.

Marine suicides are down since senior leadership tackled the issue with renewed vigor last year, but sexual assault cases are up — from 244 in 2009 to 310 last year — and many more go unreported, officials say.

Set to debut this fall, the new prevention training will look similar to the Corps’ “Never Leave a Marine Behind” program, which addresses the tough subject of suicide not with mind-numbing PowerPoint slides but with a Hollywood-quality short film that includes gritty scenarios and salty language meant to make the message more engaging.


09 Aug 2011 - 09:01lanacion
URL: www.lanacion.com.ar/1396232-las-cifras-d . . .


Las cifras del aborto clandestino en el país

Según un estudio internacional, Argentina tiene uno de los peores índices de la región; el caso de la joven que pide abortar en Misiones

Por Maia Jastreblansky | LA NACION

El caso de una adolescente de 14 años que solicita a la Justicia de Misiones abortar, luego de ser presuntamente violada y embarazada por un tío, abrió nuevamente el debate sobre la polémica temática.

Recientes informes realizados por organismos internacionales llamaron la atención de las autoridades argentinas por el elevado número de muertes vinculadas al aborto clandestino.

Es que, en la región, sólo Jamaica y Trinidad y Tobago registran un índice superior de fallecimientos como consecuencia de interrupciones de embarazos de forma clandestina, según un informe del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo .


09 Aug 2011 - 08:55feministe
URL: www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2011/08/0 . . .

“I Can Handle It”: On Relationship Violence, Independence, and Capability
by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

In early 2001, a group of friends who had introduced me to my then-boyfriend sat me down at a kitchen table. “We’re worried about you,” one said. “Has he hit you?”

The answer, at the time, was no.

Ten months later, I stumble into the emergency room, blood dripping from my nose onto my ripped pajama top, barefoot in the November chill. The receptionist says words to me that make no sense. The only words that make sense are the ones that spill out of my mouth over and over again, the only words that will let the receptionist and the nurses and my friends and my parents know that this isn’t what it looks like, that I’m not one of those women, those women in abusive relationships, those women who can’t help themselves enough to get out: I went to college, I went to college, I went to college.


08 Aug 2011 - 10:50Wendy Murphy, Women's e-news
URL: womensenews.org/story/education/110807/i . . .

Investigate Campus Sex-Assault? It's a Must-Do

By Wendy Murphy

Schools have new federal rules about investigating campus sexual assault. A possible gray area in the wording could give some schools wiggle room not to investigate. Wendy Murphy says that would be a huge step back.

(WOMENSENEWS)--Federal investigations were launched last year against Harvard Law School and Princeton University for their inadequate handling of sexual assault reports.

Afterwards, Vice President Joe Biden visited the University of New Hampshire to announce new standards in a "Dear Colleague" letter from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Declaring that "rape is rape" whether it occurs on campus or in the real world, and whether the victim is sober or intoxicated, Biden left little doubt that his announcement was intended to inspire schools to do more, not less, to redress sexual assault reports on campus.

But certain language in the "Dear Colleague" letter has given rise to a hairsplitting debate about whether investigations are mandatory or whether officials can do "nothing" if the victim doesn't want an investigation.


08 Aug 2011 - 10:43CIMAC mx
URL: www.cimacnoticias.com.mx/site/11080502-E . . .

Temen retroceso por llegada de conservadores al poder
En riesgo derechos sexuales y reproductivos de guatemaltecas

Por Guadalupe Cruz Jaimes

México DF, 5 ago 11 (CIMAC).- A pesar de que en Guatemala el aborto es legal cuando el embarazo pone en riesgo la vida de las mujeres, en los hechos la mayoría de las guatemaltecas que interrumpe la gestación lo hace en condiciones inseguras, pues desconocen la ley y temen la “sanción moral” por parte del personal de salud.

En entrevista con Cimacnoticias Ixmucané Solórzano, de la Organización de Mujeres Tierra Viva, con sede en Guatemala, informó que en esa nación cada año se practican 65 mil abortos, de los cuales 22 mil requieren atención médica de urgencia, ya que muchos de ellos se practican de forma insegura.

En el país centroamericano “no se habla del aborto, es un tema tabú, muy penalizado moralmente, aunque en las leyes el aborto no sea punible”, cuando se trate de salvaguardar la vida de las guatemaltecas.


08 Aug 2011 - 10:16Michele Chen
URL: www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-chen/hou . . .

House GOP Revives Global War on Women's Health With "Gag Rule"

While Congress was playing fiscal roulette last month, House Republicans quietly advanced their attack on reproductive choice, too. Conservative legislators are working to reinstate the so-called Global Gag Rule, which would block international aid to organizations that provide abortion-related information and services in other countries. Exporting their domestic anti-abortion agenda to the Global South, conservatives seek to hold international family planning programs hostage to America's culture wars.

The proposed policy, part of a larger bill funding the State Department, is based on a Bush administration executive order that President Obama repealed. Under the previous gag rule, overseas organizations receiving U.S. family-planning funds were not allowed to provide abortion-related care or counseling, to help women avoid unsafe abortions, or to advocate on abortion issues. In addition to damaging women's health, the policy undermined political dialogue on providing comprehensive family planning in aid-dependent countries. The bill passed the House Foreign Affairs Committee last month.

But the new gag rule would go beyond previous executive orders (Bush's policy was a reinstatement of Ronald Reagan's "Mexico City Policy," which Bill Clinton rescinded) by codifying an expanded version of the restrictions in federal law.


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