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2014-04-24 16:28:57

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 237,000 Americans are sexually assaulted each year. That is one every two minutes. Emergency physicians are often the first people to see a sexual assault survivor in the minutes and hours following an attack. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d "In many cases, we are not only responsible for treating the patient for injuries," said Dr. Alex Rosenau, president of the American College of Emergency...

2014-04-14 23:04:44

An international initiative, “Put Yourself in Her Shoes” invites men to gather together for a day and take to the streets wearing high heels to help stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. Topical BioMedics is lending support to the first “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event of the year taking place in their region, New York’s Hudson Valley. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 "Put Yourself in Her Shoes™” invites men to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®” and take...

2014-03-28 23:26:01

Washingtonian Top Plastic Surgeon and Owner of Walker Plastic Surgery to Chair Annual Event to Fight Domestic Violence Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Rondi Walker, MD joins Knock Out Abuse as Chairwoman following 18 years of fundraising, involvement, and support for the organization. The annual event, which is scheduled for November 13 this year, benefits the fight against domestic violence, and draws internationally-respected professionals and dignitaries to join the worthy cause....

2014-03-20 20:22:01

Initiative Supports Victims of Extreme Forms of Gender-Based Violence and Creates Global Criminal Justice Responses in India, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa and other countries WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, a collaboration of Vital Voices Global Partnership, the Avon Foundation for Women and the U.S. Department of State, today presented a new initiative to address gender-based violence: the Gender-Based Violence...

2014-03-07 16:21:25

DENVER, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net) is proud to launch the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net) on International Women's Day (8 March 2014). This campaign aims to raise US$1 million in aid of the U.S.A.'s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org) and The Pixel Project while highlighting the important role men and boys play in stopping Violence Against Women (VAW)....

2014-03-06 16:25:13

New Documentary Shows Honor Violence Persists In All Parts of the World, Including US, UK and Canada WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to draw attention to the prevalence of honor violence - including forced marriage, disfigurement and female genital mutilation (FGM), and to promote passage of the International Violence Against Women Act now pending in the U.S. House of Representatives, Muslim women and human rights activists will address the issue at...

2014-03-06 12:27:00

The pharmaceutical company is committed to donating a portion of its Medicis® and Obagi® product sales every quarter for a combined donation goal of $1 million in one year. NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC, today announced it has donated $250,000 to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The donation is a reflection of Valeant's ongoing support and commitment to the wellbeing of women, and is the first of four checks the...

2014-03-05 11:10:00

Intimate partner violence (IPV) among men who have sex with men (MSM) is linked to greater risk of mental and physical health symptoms, substance misuse, and sexually transmitted infections, according to a research article published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Ana Maria Buller and Loraine Bacchus from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, working with experts from King's College London, identified associations with negative health indicators for both...

2014-02-28 23:23:57

With education and prevention, Narconon Freedom Center gets the message out about how to reduce teen violence during this one-month observance. Albion, Michigan (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 This month, Narconon Freedom Center observed Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month with a campaign to encourage teens to educate themselves on the issues of teen dating violence to help them to avoid it in the future. Far too many teens experience dating violence every day, and they need help to start...

2014-02-28 16:23:14

New Documentary Shows Honor Violence Persists In All Parts of the World, Including US, UK and Canada WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 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 U.S. House of Representatives, two Muslim women and human...


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