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Priti Salian

12 June 2017

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Since the Prern Girls School in India opened its doors in 2003 there has been a drastic decrease in child marriages. In 2016, amongst the students there was only two cases of child marriages, compared to 30 in 2004. ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Kristen Chick

26 April 2017

Beirut, Lebanon

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Syrian refugees have experienced an increase in domestic violence, and some men have projected their stresses onto women or their children. Instead of reprimanding the men, some aid organizations have set up support g...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M Torralva

22 April 2017

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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Judge Inna Klein and probation officers from The Community Supervision and Corrections Department are bringing domestic violence reform to Nueces County. By taking more aggressive approaches toward supervision and acc...

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Dinsa Sachan

17 April 2017

Uganda

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In Africa, millions of people suffer from HIV and the majority of them are women. The dapivirine ring decreases the risk for women to receive HIV. The ring is in the piloting phase but early results show that it reduc...

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Riva Richmond

28 March 2017

United States

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Women are often stuck in an abusive relationship due to poor financial situations. Programs are beginning to help abused women by giving them support and helping them become entrepreneurs in order to become financiall...

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Melissa Jeltsen

18 January 2017

California, United States

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Camp HOPE America is trying to stop violent crime by intervening early on in children's lives. Kids between the ages of 11 to 17, who are victims of domestic violence, participate in summer camp. In the end they becom...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

2 December 2016

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States

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In Nueces County, new local programs, projects, and partnerships - spurred by a particularly deadly year for women - are demonstrating how improved assessment by law enforcement and engagement by community members i...

Cosmopolitan

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

24 October 2016

Buenaventura, Colombia

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In Colombia, violence against women and domestic abuse are some of the highest in the region due to prolonged conflict, distrust in police and justice system, and economic oppression. Women are helping each other surv...

LA Weekly

Jessica Langlois

21 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The recent revival of feminism, in tandem with increased awareness about violence and sexual abuse, and combined with the power of social media to organize activist groups, is helping various advocacy groups address t...

The Guardian

Lois Beckett

23 June 2016

Oakland, California, United States

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In the wake of high-profile shootings, proposals such as banning assault weapons gain momentum. But there are solutions few national politicians are looking at that take a very different tack.

The Huffington Post

Melissa Jeltsen

13 May 2016

Connecticut, United States

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Women are especially vulnerable to gun violence from domestic partners. New state and federal laws are being proposed and passed which require abusers to give up their firearm after a temporary restraining order is fi...

California Health Report

Lily Dayton

2 May 2016

San Luis Obispo, California, United States

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Domestic violence victims often suffer in silence and do not have encouragement to find help. San Luis Obispo in California has created a program RISE that trains primary care physicians to identify signs of domestic ...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

23 April 2016

Brockton, Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts’ Brockton Public School district has trained the entire staff at three elementary schools to recognize signs of trauma in children. Inspired by the book, “Helping Traumatized Children Learn,” by Eliana G...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

20 March 2016

Ramsey, Minnesota, United States

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Project Remand, a private nonprofit, was established in 1973 to identify high-risk offenders. Late in 2012, the nonprofit launched a pilot program for GPS monitoring of domestic violence defendants.

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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In St. Paul, one of Minnesota’s collective approaches to solutions in action — dubbed The Blueprint for Safety — is a foundation of laws that adapt to the proliferation of domestic violence in the state and successful...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Rachel Denny Clow

19 March 2016

Robstown, Texas, United States

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Roxanne Morales sees hope in the children of Robstown. As a community educator for the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, she has worked in the community for the past year in a pilot program that is about creating safe c...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Beatriz Alvarado

19 March 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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St. Paul, Minnesota, was the first in the nation to establish a shelter for battered women. Women’s Advocates was founded in 1974. In 1980, Minnesota also became the first state to implement a sentencing guidelines s...

Yes! Magazine

Sonia Narang

8 March 2016

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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In Indonesia, a country where cases of domestic violence have increased recently, efforts are made to give women business training and financial help to encourage them to leave bad situations at home.

Governing

John Buntin

1 March 2016

High Point, North Carolina, United States

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High Point, North Carolina, had the highest rates of domestic abuse in the state. The county decided to take a more comprehensive approach to the standard methods of the criminal justice system by adding in better col...

Corpus Christi Caller Times

Krista M. Torralva

27 February 2016

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Partnering cops and clinicians has led to a cultural change in New Haven's police department. Their definition of a victim extends past the person with physical injuries in order to help children from violence-stricke...

Bright Magazine

Didem Tali

25 February 2016

Malawi

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Some communities in Malawi are beginning to fight child marriage their own way—with music, dance, and a few tears, using theater to motivate cultural change.

The Huffington Post

Melissa Jeltsen

14 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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New Destiny Housing — the only nonprofit in New York City providing low-income rental housing specifically for domestic violence survivors is trying to make it easier for domestic violence survivors to leave their par...

The New Yorker

Rachel Louise Snyder

30 December 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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There is an emergency-room screening tool that aims to identify victims of domestic violence with a potential traumatic brain injury called HELPPS, but its use is neither widespread nor standardized.

The Christian Science Monitor

Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

21 December 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Domestic abuse of the staff in the households of the 1% is often overlooked or ignored. But foreign missions in the US that abuse their domestic staff are finally being held accountable.

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Nick Patterson

17 December 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Authorities have found a strategy to curb the homicide rate, The Violence Reduction Initiative, which has been scaled in other cities. This initiative calls in likely offenders and has them meet with the police face-t...

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