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2014-02-25 12:26:42

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The NO MORE PSA campaign, spearheaded by Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation in partnership with NO MORE--a national movement galvanizing greater awareness and action to end domestic violence and sexual assault--got a very big kickoff in Hollywood recently...a three-story high kickoff, in fact. The 12-story 1600 VINE apartment complex at Hollywood and Vine donated their three-story billboard to Joyful Heart to initiate the landmark...

2014-02-25 12:25:04

Offenses of Honor Violence against Women Persist in All Parts of the World, New Documentary Shows WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to draw attention to the prevalence of honor violence - including forced marriage, disfigurement and female genital mutilation - in advance of International Women's Day, and to promote passage of the International Violence Against Women Act now pending in the House of Representatives, two human rights activists will...

2014-02-06 23:29:03

The Animals and Society Institute, an international nonprofit research, education, and public policy organization, has named Maya Gupta, Ph.D., as its new executive director. Ann Abor, MI (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Gupta will oversee three major programs devoted to animal abuse prevention and treatment, the academic field of Human-Animal Studies, and public policy measures that improve animal protection. She has already worked with the ASI to train mental health providers to use an...

2014-02-05 16:27:32

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Family Justice Center Alliance has released the results of a national survey of domestic violence survivors - identifying major unmet needs and significant long-term health impacts from violence and abuse. The survey, conducted in Family Justice Centers across the United States during a one week period last fall, found that victims and their children are uninsured or underinsured, rarely receive needed medical, dental, and vision services,...

2014-02-05 16:27:07

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caretakers are never allowed to endanger the elderly. When they do so, they are responsible for the harms they caused. Elder abuse involves both physical and financial harm. When family members learn that their loved ones have been abused, they feel shocked. Sometimes they feel guilty. What more could they have done? Neighbors learning of the abuse often share shock and even guilt. We know this can happen again. How do we prevent this...

2014-01-31 08:24:00

Put women's safety first QUÉBEC, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conseil du statut de la femme du Québec released the English version of its report on the complex, largely hidden problem of honour crime. A first in Canada, the study documents the 17 cases of honour crime recorded in this country since 1991, only 5 of whose 26 victims survived. The Conseil urges decision makers to take action to protect girls and women from all forms of honour-based violence: excessive...

2014-01-28 23:03:07

As part of their continuing dedication to the local community, and children in need, Rand Group choose to participate in the BEARing Gifts Campaign for the 5th Consecutive Year, contributing more than $6750 in gifts. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 For the 5th consecutive year, Rand Group has participated in the BEARing Gift Campaign, this year expanding the reach from Houston, to also include their Dallas location. The BEARing Gifts campaign, one of 4 programs put on by BEAResource...

2014-01-21 10:54:20

UCSF meta-analysis finds women at greater risk of being killed Someone with access to firearms is three times more likely to commit suicide and nearly twice as likely to be the victim of a homicide as someone who does not have access, according to a comprehensive review of the scientific literature conducted by researchers at UC San Francisco. The meta-analysis, published online Jan. 20, 2013, in Annals of Internal Medicine, pools results from 15 investigations, slightly more than half...

2014-01-11 23:00:11

Author and therapist, Carol Romeo, channels experiences to help others. Glendale, Calif. (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Victory over Violence: Healing After Domestic Abuse Author and Therapist Channels Experiences to Help Others In the U.S., every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten. The affects of domestic violence can continue after the abuse stops, taking form in addictions, depression and anxiety. Author Carol Romeo asks, is it possible to make these feelings disappear for good? In...

2014-01-09 23:02:54

Abt Associates has won a contract with the CDC to conduct a survey about the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Abt Associates a contract worth more than $10 million to conduct a national and state level survey on the magnitude and characteristics of sexual violence, stalking and intimate partner violence. It will also measure...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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