Latest Domestic violence Stories

2013-09-30 23:32:09

Students returning to classes on campuses across Ottawa this month now have access to a mobile application designed to help them recognize and respond to incidents of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. The Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW), working in conjunction with Purple Forge, Cinnamon Toast and the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre, is visiting Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité Collégiale, and the University of Ottawa to launch the...

2013-09-26 23:36:51

The Advances in Anger Management and Domestic Violence Conference sponsored by the National Anger Management Association (NAMA) will be held on October 24 & 25, 2013 at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Throughout history, pioneering individuals have come together and changed the course of humanity. In fact, historians now think that the Renaissance only involved about 1,000 people--setting in motion the creativity and innovation that...

Domestic Abuse Can Also Affect Pets
2013-09-26 05:19:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Women with abusive partners have a hard time deciding to leave, particularly when the abuser is using a beloved pet as part of a campaign of control. A new study from the University of Illinois, published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, suggests that veterinarians and women's shelters can make it easier for such women. One woman in the study said that her abuser "made me stand there and...watch [him kill my cat]. And he was...

2013-09-24 10:25:48

A scientific survey of gun dealers and pawnbrokers in 43 U.S. states has found nearly unanimous support for denying gun purchases based on prior convictions and for serious mental illness with a history of violence or alcohol or drug abuse – conditions that might have prevented Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis from legally purchasing a firearm. The research, conducted by the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, is to be published in the Journal of Urban Health. It was...

2013-09-17 10:40:38

First study to examine link If aboriginal women had the same income and education levels as non-aboriginal women, their risk of being abused by a partner could drop by 40 per cent, according to a new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. The new study indicates that socio-economic position is a major factor influencing risks of abuse for aboriginal women. "The unfortunate reality is that aboriginal women in Canada are almost four times more likely to experience gender...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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