UN Women welcomes Agreed Conclusions at the Commission on Status of Women

Please read the following statement by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: At the conclusion of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Women welcomes the outcome of the meeting. The Agreed Conclusions are a …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Starting on November 25th

Today is the Day 4 of the 2012 international “16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.” November 25th was declared International Day Against Violence Against Women in July 1981 in Bogota, Columbia to commemorate the violent assassination of the Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa) in 1960 by the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in …

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Helping children who witness domestic violence

This is a great article written by Kate Nyquist, project coordinator of the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence at the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. The article was written for CharlestonCurrents.com. A group of community members have joined together in a new initiative to collectively address children who have been exposed to and affected by …

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