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Updated 2013 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Education Guidelines
For the first time ever, the Association will offer 2013 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Education (SANE) Education Guidelines for free to the public, in an effort to inform and inspire the next decade of SANE practice. Get your copy.
Scholarship applications for the 2014 Nurse in Washington Internship (NIWI) program are now being accepted!! Applications are due Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.
Scotland must 'toughen up' on FGM
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
An investigation by the BBC has found that some perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) are bringing girls to Scotland to carry out the practice. The report claims low prosecution rates and laws that are described as a "soft touch" mean that the country is gaining a reputation for being too lenient on the practice.
Study: Sexual assaults greatly underreported
Sexual assault incidents are badly underreported and poorly counted, according to an exhaustive national study published Tuesday, which found that law enforcement and support service agencies are often unable to give survivors the help they need. The study by the National Research Council recommends ways the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics can improve its surveying of sexual assault cases.
Forensic nurses collecting domestic violence evidence
The Winston-Salem Chronicle
The forensic nursing program at Cone Health now collects evidence of domestic violence. The evidence can be confidentially collected and kept until the person giving the evidence wants it. The hope is that the evidence can be used to obtain restraining orders or even be used in criminal trials. “This is a great example of the Cone Health value of ‘Caring for Our Communities,’” says Cone Health Forensic Nursing Program Coordinator Catherine Rossi. “Women are often frightened and embarrassed after being attacked by someone they once held close. These nurse examiners have the knowledge to help women find support and assistance, and the skills to collect the evidence they may need.”
MOFA announces procedures of combating violence against women
Daily News â Egypt
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) issued a press release on Wednesday titled “Egypt’s efforts to combat violence against women”. It was issued two days after a Thompson Reuters Foundation study ranked Egypt the worst Arab country for women’s rights. The press release cited 22 points detailing those efforts, divided into both a general and legal framework. MOFA measured violence against women as ranging from the lack of political participation, discrimination to crimes of rape.
80,000 Cuyahoga County women are rape victims
The statistics are startling. One in every seven Ohio women is a survivor of rape. Fifteen percent of women between the ages of 20-44 report being raped and of the 565,000 women living in Cuyahoga County, over 80,000 of them have been raped, according to the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center. If those numbers aren’t staggering enough, State of Ohio crime reports reveal nearly 10,000 incidences of domestic violence in 2012. Of those Ohio Attorney General reports , nearly 1,000 were in the City of Cleveland, 575 in Lake County, 900 in Lorain County and a combined total of nearly 3,000 in Summit and Stark Counties.
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