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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...

2014-02-10 12:25:20

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's first clitoral repair hospital for victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), located in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, will open on March 7, according to a statement released today by the U.S.-based, nonprofit organization Clitoraid. Chantal Compaore, First Lady of Burkina Faso, will preside at the ceremony. The hospital was built with donated funds and through the efforts of worldwide volunteers. "Having Chantal...

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...

2014-01-29 08:25:14

AMSTERDAM, January 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The adoption of an "Anti-Gay Propaganda Law" caused an enormous outrage in the LGBT-community and the rest of the world. Gay dating platform PlanetRomeo surveyed 1,526 Russian users on how these laws influence them in their daily life, if they face any form of anti-gay discrimination, and how the world can offer help to improve the situation for the LGBT community in Russia. The opinions are divided. A slight majority of 53%...

2014-01-22 11:36:08

Canadian schools with explicit anti-homophobia interventions such as gay-straight alliances (GSAs) may reduce the odds of suicidal thoughts and attempts among both sexual minority and straight students, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. Gay-straight alliances are student-led clubs that aim to make the school community a safer place for all students regardless of their sexual orientation. Their members include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer...

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...

2014-01-09 08:29:58

Intimate Apparel Retailer Launches Its Next Giving is Beautiful(TM) Soma Bra Donation NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soma Intimates announces its next Giving is Beautiful(TM) Soma Bra Donation. The nationwide charitable initiative to collect bras for women in need is the largest of its kind. With more than 600,000 bras collected to date, the scale and scope of the project is a testament to Soma Intimates and the Soma customer's dedication to making a difference in women's...

2014-01-08 11:37:13

Intimate partner violence in women (sometimes referred to as domestic violence) is linked to termination of pregnancy, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The study, led by Susan Bewley from Kings College London, also found that intimate partner violence was linked to a women's partner not knowing about the termination of pregnancy. The authors reached these conclusions by reviewing 74 published studies that provided information about experiences...

2013-11-27 08:23:07

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GotU, a simple iPhone app launched today, was created by an Australian grandfather to help save the lives of people at risk, especially women. GotU was conceived by Keith Jolly, a 72-year-old semi-retired IT professional. In 2011 he witnessed an assault on a train and realised he needed an app that immediately transmitted evidence of the crime, before he became a target and had his phone destroyed. With one touch, GotU captures and transmits...