Week Without Violence in Victoria, Australia: A Critical Campaign for the Community

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Week Without Violence in Victoria, Australia: A Critical Campaign for the Community

Friday, October 18, 2013

By Carmen Hawker and Ada Conroy Women’s Health In the North The Week Without Violence campaign has been running in Victoria, Australia since 1999, utilising funding from the Victorian Government to run a coordinated family violence prevention campaign, as a way to create community awareness about family violence. A group of Local Family Violence Networkers… Continue Reading Week Without Violence in Victoria, Australia: A Critical Campaign for the Community

Pants on FIRE: Four Myths (and Truths) About the Work of the Departments of Education and Justice on Sexual Violence at Schools

Friday, October 18, 2013

by Fran Faircloth Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center Sexual harassment and violence are persistent problems at universities, high schools, and even middle schools across the country. In a national survey of nearly 2,000 seventh through twelfth-graders conducted in 2011, nearly half of all students surveyed reported experiencing some form of sexual harassment in… Continue Reading Pants on FIRE: Four Myths (and Truths) About the Work of the Departments of Education and Justice on Sexual Violence at Schools

Using Technology to Prevent Violence and Promote Healthy Relationships

Friday, October 18, 2013

By Hillary Soens, MPA Interim Executive Director, YWCA of Olympia The YWCA of Olympia is an active member of the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health. This community coalition includes 19 public and private organizations that work collaboratively to improve the health of local women and girls. The Coalition’s focus is on gender-related health disparities and their top priority is preventing violence against women and… Continue Reading Using Technology to Prevent Violence and Promote Healthy Relationships

Fairness at Work Promotes Women’s Safety at Home

Thursday, October 17, 2013

By Lauren Khouri Fellow, Education & Employment and Cross-Cutting Initiatives, NWLC Intimate partner violence is all too common. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one in four women in the United States experience violence in an intimate relationship at some point during their lives including as many as 324,000 pregnant women each year.… Continue Reading Fairness at Work Promotes Women’s Safety at Home