Category Archives: Gender-based violence

Return Of Kings

I’m sure many of you know who Sophia Bush is, the actress that starred as Brooke Davis on the hit show One Tree Hill. Today on Twitter, she posted a link to an article about the Return of Kings. With … Continue reading

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Half The Battle, On Women In Combat

Thomas Hennessey http://wgbhnews.org/post/half-battle-women-combat As Veteran’s day approaches (November 9) the discussion of women in combat heats up once again.  In this article Callie Crossley discusses why imagery of women serving is not seen all that often during Veteran’s day celebration despite … Continue reading

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Ray Rice hopes to work for NFL, raise awareness of domestic violence

Thomas Hennessey http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14080377/ray-rice-hopes-work-nfl-raise-awareness-domestic-violence An article released by ESPN announced that Ray Rice would like to work with the NFL to raise awareness for domestic violence.  This announcement came during an interview with the former Baltimore Ravens running back in which … Continue reading

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Hmong child bride lawsuit in Minnesota

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/09/28/the-open-secret-of-abused-hmong-child-brides-goes-public-in-minnesota-law-suit/?tid=hybrid_collaborative_3_na This article is about child brides ie human trafficking of child brides from Laos. In this case, a woman has chosen to speak out and is suing her perpetrator/abuser. There is apparently a population of Hmong people in St. … Continue reading

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thomas Hennessey https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/09/30/presidential-proclamation-national-domestic-violence-awareness-month http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/43e3cd15-65fb-409a-a71d-726f3dc92bf8/2013-Report-on-Domestic-Violence-Related-Homicides.aspx I am going to both apologize and warn you in advance that this post is not a news article exactly. As some of you may know October is Domestic Violence awareness month in the United States. … Continue reading

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Pitt County Announces Domestic Violence Prevention Strategy

Thomas Hennessey http://wnct.com/2015/09/30/pitt-county-law-enforcement-agencies-launching-new-program-to-prevent-domestic-violence/ This week Pitt County law enforcement agencies announced a strategy that they believe will decrease domestic violence. The strategy is titled “Legality Assessment Program” or “LAP” and according to the article it is a preventative strike at … Continue reading

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Working towards ending FGM

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=50015&Kw1=Genital+Mutilation&Kw2=Women&Kw3=#.VfDCr_lViko February 6 of each year is “The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.” This article highlights efforts of the UN in educating communities about the myths and negative outcomes of this procedure still common in several … Continue reading

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Intimate Domestic Violence: African American Women

Institutional and internalized racism significantly contributes to African American misogyny and domestic violence. The problem is as old as African American slavery and the 19th century Freedmen’s Bureau (Hubbert 2011:129) contains a list of complaints about domestic violence from African American … Continue reading

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Creative Presentation

My Creative Project I chose to create an informative presentation that displayed the statistics and things being done to fight sexual violence on campuses. Feel free to share this video with whoever you choose. Click the autoplay button and watch … Continue reading

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does Stand Your Ground protect battered women?

Can Women Stand Their Ground? Depends On the Target. Marissa Alexander was a battered woman who was trained to use a weapon, had a concealed carry permit, and had a court injunction against her husband. She was sentenced to 20 … Continue reading

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