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The IAFN Foundation is excited to announce the 2012 Scientific Assembly Grant (SAG) recipients
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  • Gertrude Kanyua of Nairobi, Kenya. Gertrude works at the Kenyatta National Hospital and is the current President of the Kenya Chapter of IAFN.
  • Mary Korduner of Fort Defiance, Arizona. Mary is the current President of the Navajo Hopi Zuni Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NHZCASA), she is a founding mother of the Central Navajo SART and a leader for the Fort Defiance Team.
  • Benoite Umubyeyi of Kigali, Rwanda. She is Dean of the Kigali Health Institute School of Nursing.




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20th Annual Scientific Assembly — Click here
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Dr. Rick Bradshaw
Dr. Rick Bradshaw will be presenting the Keynote Address on Friday, October 12 at 8 a.m. during the IAFN Scientific Assembly. Dr. Bradshaw has 33 years of experience as a counsellor and psychologist. He specializes in the treatment of psychological trauma and dissociation and since 1995 has been co-developer of a new trauma therapy known as "Observed & Experiential Integration" (OEI). Currently he is Clinical Manager at Swingle & Associates in Vancouver and also part time Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at TWU where he has been for 10 years. He previously served as Senior Psychologist & Director of Training in the Counselling Service of Simon Fraser University for 10 years. For the past nine years he has pursued controlled research of OEI, including qEEG assessments, particularly for treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Breast ironing: A harmful practice that has been silenced for too long
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Situated on Africa's Guinean Gulf, Cameroon population as of January 2010 stands at 19,406,100, representing 250 different ethnicities. Sharing boarders with Togo, Benin, and Equatorial Guinea, the nation known as "Miniature Africa" has recently been receiving attention due to a harmful ritual imposed on the nation's pre-pubescent women: breast ironing. More

WHO: Untreatable gonorrhoea spreading around world
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Drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea have spread to countries across the world, the United Nations health agency said, and millions of patients may run out of treatment options unless doctors catch and treat cases earlier. Scientists reported last year finding a "superbug" strain of gonorrhoea in Japan in 2008 that was resistant to all recommended antibiotics and warned then that it could transform a once easily treatable infections into a global health threat. More

Poll: Canada best G20 country to be a woman, India worst
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Policies that promote gender equality, safeguards against violence and exploitation and access to healthcare make Canada the best place to be a woman among the world's biggest economies, a global poll of experts showed recently. Infanticide, child marriage and slavery make India the worst, the same poll concluded. More

Egyptian women protesters sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square
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A mob of hundreds of men assaulted women holding a march demanding an end to sexual harassment in Cairo, as attackers overwhelmed male supporters and molested several of the marchers in Tahrir Square. The attack follows a spate of smaller-scale assaults on women in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the uprising that forced former president Hosni Mubarak to step down last year. More

Sex abuse response teams to be established on 6 American Indian reservations
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Special response teams to handle sexual assaults are being established on six Montana reservations in a bid to curb high rates of rape and other abuses against American Indians, U.S. Justice Department officials announced recently. The teams will be made up of federal and tribal prosecutors, victim advocates, healthcare providers, law enforcement and others. More

Procedure might ease pain of female genital mutilation
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Reconstructive surgery may help ease the pain of women who have suffered female genital mutilation, a new study finds. In the new study, published online in The Lancet, researchers from France found that a new surgical technique could allow women who have been subjected to this type of mutilation to experience sexual pleasure. They noted, however, reconstructive surgery is often not an option for women who have had their external female genitalia partially or totally removed. More

A turn for the nurse: Boys should consider nursing as a career
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When you ask adolescent boys what they want to be when they grow up, you usually get answers such as policeman, athlete, doctor, lawyer, computer expert. But what about nursing? It's a field that will need more and more trained people as baby boomers age, and a field in which a person can work almost anywhere because of the shortage of qualified nurses. More

Ask the experts: Preventing sexual violence
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Recently, 40 members of Congress re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act. As Amnesty International's Cristina Finch explains, the I-VAWA "would coordinate and improve the U.S. government's efforts to stop this global scourge by making it a priority in diplomatic and foreign assistance initiatives. This will help to ensure that the United States lives up to its international responsibility to end violence against women and girls." More


 

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