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Friday, March 28 at 12MN EDT, is the late filing deadline to apply for the May 2014 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification Examination. For details, visit the Association's Certification Examination Information webpage.
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Based on the 2013 Institute of Medicine (IOM) and National Research Council (NRC) report Confronting Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Minors in the United States, a new infographic shows how schools, police, victim services, businesses, the legal system, and health care can play a role in preventing, identifying, and responding to these crimes.
From Emergency Physicians International
According a systematic review of literature published in the Lancet in February, the global burden of sexual assault on women has reached crisis levels. Worldwide, 7.2 percent of women report having been sexually assaulted by a non-partner at some point in their lives.
The realities of intimate partner homicide
While the unfortunate truth is that husbands and boyfriends kill their partners with disturbing frequency, these cases are the ones that we watch with rapt attention to every trial detail. Our culture is obsessed with falls from grace, especially when it involves a fabled sports hero and his beautiful partner.
BWJP Webinar: Military-Related Interpersonal Violence Survivors and Co-Occurring Conditions
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 2-3:30 p.m. (Central Time)
This webinar will discuss these co-occurring conditions and the effect they have on functioning in all areas of a survivor's life as well as how they impact risk and danger and the ability to access services.
Failed sex-assault bill echoes in case against general
T A judge's ruling that military commanders may have improperly influenced the prosecution of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair — putting his high-profile court-martial on hold — ironically came just days after the Senate failed to pass a bill that would have stripped brass of their authority over sexual assault cases.
What will stop the violence toward emergency nurses?
When asked if they had experienced physical or verbal abuse in the previous seven days, 54 percent of emergency department nurses responded affirmatively according to a study on violence in the ED recently released by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).
Nurse gives testimony at rape trial
The nurse who examined the Dartmouth College student who alleges she was raped by a classmate last May testified on Monday about the results of the evaluation. March 24 was the sixth day of the trial of former Dartmouth student Parker C. Gilbert, who is charged with seven felony counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge.
Addressing violence against women and children is critical to achieving an AIDS-free generation and the millennium development goals
The Huffington Post
During the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, the global community will come together to reflect on key achievements and challenges in advancing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls. This provides an opportune moment to examine the impact of one such challenge: violence against women and girls.
Orange Day: Ending female genital mutilation
March 25 was Orange Day - like the twenty-fifth of each and every month, this day being declared by the United Nations Organization for actions connected to ending gender violence and to the empowerment of women. The theme for this month's Orange Day is Female Genital Mutilation, to which the UNO has declared a policy of zero tolerance."Did you know that some 125 million women and girls worldwide experience female genital mutilation (FGM), and up to 30 million girls under the age of 15 remain at risk! The UN has declared zero tolerance to the practice; organizations around the world have been advocating to stop this human rights violation. But more needs to be done" (UN Women).
The very real consequences of leaving rape kits unprocessed
There are serious consequences when state and federal governments don't put enough money into DNA testing. Need evidence? Just look at Detroit. In Detroit, a backlog of rape kits uncovered four years ago was finally processed, leading to the identification of 100 serial rapists. More than 11,000 unprocessed rape kits were found in a police storage facility in 2009, with some of the kits dating back to the 1980s. Detroit's WXYZ reports that 1,600 of the newly discovered rape kits have been processed so far.
Jimmy Carter explains why military sexual assault is so difficult to combat
The Huffington Post
Former President Jimmy Carter opened up about the military's sexual assault problem on Tuesday, explaining why it's so difficult to combat. In an interview with HuffPost Live to discuss his book "A Call To Action," Carter drew upon his own Navy experience, discussing why commanding officers are "very reluctant" to have such serious incidents reported. He added that the emotional toll for the victim in going public with all the details makes for a "very difficult" environment to see a conviction."The laws and the interpretations of the laws, even in our own great country, are adverse to recognizing the problem and doing something about it," Carter admitted.
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