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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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SAVE THE DATE: Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day. Oct. 9
Futures without violence
Sponsored by Futures Without Violence, HCADV Day aims to reach members of the healthcare community and educate them about the critical importance of screening for domestic violence (DV), as well as the long term health implications of DV and lifetime exposure to violence.
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No local forensics for sexual assaults
ABC.net.au
For the past six months victims of sexual assault in Central Australia have had no access to forensic examinations via the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Alice Springs.
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Politicians push back at military sexual assault panel held
The Daily Beast
At the Pentagon’s meeting about sexual assault in the armed forces, the military took fire for its handling of cases and for withholding data on the problem reports Hanqing Chen.
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USA Today profiles violence prevention as urgent health priority
Violence affects the lives of far too many Americans, but we are learning what works to stop it. Check out our new campaign and help us spread the word on how we can cure violence.
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Violence against women in India: culture, institutions and inequality
The International
India's international image is commonly tied to its economic performance. It is grouped with China, Russia and Brazil as one of the BRIC emerging economies — though, during a visit in November 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama described the country as 'not just a rising power' but one that has 'already risen.' This optimism was clouded by the findings of a poll conducted by Thomson Reuters in 2011, according to which India is the fourth most dangerous country in the world for women.
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