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IAFN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee November Ballot
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It is with great respect and pride that the members of the nominating committee submit the following members (listed in alphabetical order) for the IAFN Board of Directors and Nominating Committee November ballot. Online elections will occur November 1-30, 2012. Voting members will be emailed their unique login credentials to the election website on November 1st. More detailed bios will be presented at the Annual Assembly and online shortly.
    President Elect:
    Paul Clements
    Sheila Early

    Joyce Williams
    Kimberly Womack

    Director at Large: (2 positions)
    Carolyn Garcia
    Sara Jennings
    Liz Louden
    Pamela Tabor

    Nominating Committee:
    Stephen Goux
    Theresa Pastrana

We thank all the members who made themselves available for consideration. On behalf of the Nominating Committee we submit the above names without reservation and final decisions were unanimous.

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Study: FGM significantly reduces sexual quality of life
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FGM is defined as any procedure 'involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia without medical reasons'. This study, carried out by researchers at King's College London, looks at the impact of FGM on the sexual quality of life of women who have undergone this procedure and compares them to a similar group of women who have not undergone FGM. More

Report challenges belief that rape increasingly used as weapon of war
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A new report by Canadian researchers challenges the widespread belief that rape is increasingly being used as a "weapon of war." The report by a research team at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver says there is no compelling evidence to support this belief or the assumption that the experience of the small number of countries afflicted by extreme levels of sexual violence is shared in other conflict zones. More

Bisexual women and gay men at higher risk for intimate partner violence    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bisexual women and gay men face elevated risks of intimate partner violence, according to a new Williams Institute reportpublished in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. More

Argentine court blocks abortion for rape victim
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A court order that barred a rape victim from having an abortion has sparked a heated controversy in Argentina. The embattled judicial ruling came in response to a motion by the Pro-Vida (Pro-Life) group to stop the interruption of a 32-year-old woman's pregnancy. The operation was to be the first non-punishable abortion performed in a public hospital following the legal reform passed by the Buenos Aires municipal legislature. More

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New York Speaker Christine Quinn's plan would force sex offenders to be photographed by law enforcement once per year
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rolled out a package of proposals to toughen penalties on sexual predators. The plan would force moderate-risk sex offenders to appear before law enforcement once a year to be photographed. It would also increase the penalty for repeat public lewdness to up to a year in jail statewide. More

Rape victim 'shocked' when court ordered her computer records    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBrief After being raped, beaten and repeatedly choked on a date, Jennifer Bennett decided to pursue charges against her attacker. But then his defense attorneys sought her Google search history to learn what information she had looked up before and after her assault. That's where Bennett drew the line. More

Study finds 44 percent of Kodiak women abused
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Domestic and sexual violence is a big problem in Alaska's Kodiak Island Borough, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center found that 38 percent of Kodiak women have experienced intimate partner violence and 23 percent have experienced sexual violence. Overall, 44 percent of Kodiak women reported either one or both forms of violence. More

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