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International Association of Forensic Nurses unveils new logo at annual conference
The International Association of Forensic Nurses unveiled its new logo and tagline to more than 700 of its members attending the Association’s annual conference in Anaheim on Oct. 21-24. Read the Press Release.
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Save the Date: Forensic Nurses Week
Nov. 11-15, 2013 — an event to recognize nurses and other professionals who lead the healthcare system’s response to violence around the world. Check out our store sales and great ideas for celebrating.
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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Education Guidelines
Just Released! The primary purpose of the International Association of Forensic Nurses Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Education Guidelines is to help the sexual assault nurse examiner meet the medicolegal needs of those who have been affected by sexual violence, including individual patients, families, communities, and systems. Order yours today.
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Violence against women in Afghanistan 'pandemic'
Deutsche Welle
Despite the multiple challenges facing Afghanistan, remarkable gains have been made on women's rights in the last decade. Since the 2001 fall of the Taliban regime, Afghanistan has made important strides in promoting women's rights, the protection of women and girls, and the participation of women in decision-making. Equality between men and women is mandated in the country's constitution.
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Greensboro, N.C. expands domestic violence program
News-Record
Domestic violence doesn’t stand alone, experts say. “We’ve never seen domestic violence on its own that didn’t have a sexual connotation with it,” said Catherine Rossi, coordinator of the Cone Health Forensic Nursing Program. With police responding to about 14,000 calls of potential domestic violence each year, there’s a need for nurses with special training to collect evidence in such cases. Cone Health’s forensic nursing program now collects evidence of domestic violence that can be used to help obtain restraining orders or as evidence in criminal trials.
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Sexual assault response team helps solve crimes with care in Santa Cruz County, Calif.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
In the hours after a rape or other sexual assault, victims can face a whirlwind of problems. Some people hesitate to call 911 because they fear a hospital examiner won't be sensitive to what they just endured. Yet if they don't report a sex assault, the experience can haunt them for years and the perpetrator might not be brought to justice, authorities said. The Santa Cruz County's Sexual Assault Response Team includes nurses, forensic examiners, victim advocates and members of law enforcement to help sexual assault victims at Dominican and Watsonville Community hospitals.
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Unpacking the issue of violence against women and children
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Sonke Gender Justice Network’s Mbuyiselo Botha and co – founder of ‘A Thousand Voices’, Khumo Mohlame, say funding is one of the many difficulties facing the fight against abuse to women and children in South Africa. Both guests said that corporate South Africa needs to support organizations that are doing phenomenal work to stop the abuse.
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