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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...

2013-11-25 23:21:45

Annual communications awards recognize leading global campaigns helping to prevent violence against women and girls. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Today, the Communications X-Change (X-Change), a user-generated digital library of communications material focused on preventing global gender-based violence, announced a call for submissions for the 2014 Communications Awards. Organizations around the world, including governments, can submit material to the X-Change by January...

2013-11-12 12:04:40

News stories about sexually exploited youth in Canada perpetuate unhelpful stereotypes, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The study, recently published in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, found that stories seldom focus on perpetrators, do not capture the diversity of victims, and use words that legitimize the illegal act of sexual exploitation committed against youth. "Our research shows that news reports commonly use words that portray...

2013-11-12 09:53:14

Survey finds orthopaedic trauma patients injuries can be misidentified According to the World Health Organization, approximately 30 percent of women in North and South America experience intimate partner violence during their lifetimes. In North America, domestic violence also is the most common cause of non-fatal injuries among women, often resulting in broken bones. However, research from the University of Missouri has found 74 percent of orthopaedic trauma surgeons, who treat many...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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