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National Institute of Justice: Research, development, evaluation
The National Institute of Justice
Study Confirms that LGBT Teens Are at Higher Risk of Being Victims of Dating Violence.
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Special collection: Domestic violence and healthcare
National Online Resource on Violence Against Women
This special collection on healthcare and domestic violence draws heavily from the work of the Futures Without Violence National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
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DNA data 'to respect human rights'
Independent.ie
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has insisted a new database of DNA samples from convicted criminals and suspects in serious crimes will respect human rights. Publishing a Bill for the establishment of the DNA database, the minister said the intelligence generated by the system would be "invaluable" to gardai in tackling crime.

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Evaluating sexual assault nurse examiner programs
Corrections.com
To help improve post-assault care for victims, communities around the country have implemented Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs, which offer a multidisciplinary, victim-centered response. Through these programs, specially trained nurses provide crisis intervention...

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Sex Trafficking A Clinical Guide for Nurses, Mary De Chesnay, Editor, Springer Publishing
By Joyce Foresman-Capuzzi, MSN, RN, CCNS, CEN, CPN, CTRN, CCRN, CPEN, SANE-A, EMT-P
A contemporary issue facing forensic nurses is that of sex trafficking or sex slavery. While many may think this form of slavery only occurs only on foreign shores, in dark back rooms, this is not accurate and the prudent...

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True number of FGM victims in capital is 'far more than figures show'
London Evening Standard
More than 2,000 victims of female genital mutilation have sought treatment at London hospitals in the past three years. The figures, revealed by the Standard, are the most dramatic illustration so far of the impact of the barbaric practice in the capital. They also show that 298 operations to reverse unlawful "cutting" of London women have been carried out.
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50 percent Asian men commit sexual violence
ZeeNews
According to a recent report by the United Nations on violence against women, almost a quarter of men surveyed in Asia have admitted to committing at least one rape. The survey conducted on ten thousand men from six countries in Asia is the first of its kind that examines the extent of violence against women and the reasons behind it. Out of the total who admitted to rape, half of them confessed to have done it more than once.
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Prosecutors seek death penalty in India rape case
The New York Times
Prosecutors asked for a death sentence for four men who participated in the rape and murder of a 23-year-old student last December, a goal long sought by the victim’s family and many Indians who were horrified by the case. "There can be nothing more diabolic than a helpless girl put through torture," said Dayan Krishnan, a prosecutor, as arguments began in the trial’s sentencing phase.
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'The Silent Scream' — FGM & the Maasai girl-child of Kenya
Women News Network
FGM prevalence in Kenya is rampart in Africa, particularly in the rural Kenyan areas. Girls as young as 2-years-old have had to face the knife, but the most common ages are 7 to 10 years of age. Lesalian is a 10-year-old girl who had to undergo the FGM, known as Female Genital Mutilation or 'Female Cutting', in order to be married off to a 53-year-old man. Her story starts in a little marginalized village in Kenya’s ‘Maasai land’ when a baby girl is born.
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