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News & media on violence against women & their children – <br>22 Nov 2016
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News & media on violence against women & their children –
22 Nov 2016

Wednesday, 16th November 2016


ANROWS in the news

Charm offensive: A surprising red flag for domestic violence
Sydney Morning Herald, 21/11/16
“Having a violent partner is now high on the list of risk factors affecting women’s health according to new research by the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare – but the men (and sometimes women) who end up abusing their partners don’t come with health warnings”

Kate Jenkins: No single path will lead us to gender equality
Herald Sun, (opinion piece by Kate Jenkins), 16/11/16
“When I started as Sex Discrimination Commissioner six months ago, I identified three priority areas where Australia lagged in its pursuit of gender equality.”

Australian

Labor vows to end domestic violence victims being cross-examined by attackers
Perth Now, 23/11/16
“LABOR is today pledging to end the “shocking practice” of domestic violence victims being forced to endure cross-examination in court by their attackers.”

Tougher responses needed for DV offenders
Lawyers Weekly, (article by Cassandra Pullos),16/11/16
Domestic violence is a scourge in the community and our lawmakers must impose tougher penalties for offenders. A radical solution is needed because, despite all the talk and good intentions, the incidence of domestic violence continues to rise.”

Lesbian woman comes out after four marriages, life ‘in a cage’
ABC News, 16/11/16
“‘This story has to be told.’ Raped from the age of seven, and forced to marry a paedophile, 68-year-old lesbian woman Helen Tompkin-Puzey is finally free”

Australian women earn 23 per cent less than men, according to workplace equality scorecard
ABC News, 16/11/16
“Full-time female employees take home, on average, nearly $27,000 less than their male colleagues, according to the latest scorecard for workplace gender equality”

Don’t despair over Trump, says sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins
The Guardian, 15/11/16
“Australia’s sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has urged women not to despair after the success of the US president-elect, Donald Trump. She said while Trump’s victory last week meant women must continue to speak out, it was more important than ever that women with disabilities, those living in rural areas, migrant women and women of lower socioeconomic status be given a platform.”

Domestic violence: Concerns NT victims losing jobs rather than being offered help
ABC News, 15/11/16
“The Northern Territory’s anti-discrimination commissioner says laws might need to be strengthened to include domestic violence protections, following concerns this week about victims losing their jobs.”

International

16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2016
UN Women, 23/11/16
“From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.”

A normalization of violence: how cyberbullying began and how to fight it
The Guardian, (opinion piece by Olivia Solon), 22/11/16
“Everyday on the internet, people – disproportionately women, people of color and queer people – are abused. How did we get here and what can we do about it?”

Steven Tyler to receive 2016 Humanitarian Award at the United Nations Ambassadors’ Ball
Santa Monica Observer, 20/11/16
“The Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations has named Steven Tyler the recipient of its 2016 Humanitarian Award. The honor is in recognition of the musician’s philanthropic partnership with Youth Villages through Janie’s Fund, created by Tyler in 2015 to give his voice to vulnerable girls who have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect and are being helped by Youth Villages.”

Trump’s choice for attorney general has done some really awful things to try to set back women’s rights
Quartz, (article byNeha Thirani Bagri), 19/11/16
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, US president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for attorney general, is widely considered one of the most conservative Republicans in the senate and has a controversial history as a federal prosecutor in his home state.”

Emotional violence, including sexist jokes, ‘must be fought’
The Irish Times, 19/11/16
“Emotional violence against women, including the telling of sexist jokes, is something Irish attitudes must change toward, the Minister for Equality has said at the launch of the 2016 White Ribbon Campaingn. In a speech on reducing violence against women, David Stanton described the issue as “an evil that continues to plague our society,” with devastating impact.”

UK woman charged in Dubai after reporting her own rape
Sydney Morning Herald, 19/11/16
“The family of a British woman arrested in Dubai for reporting her own rape has launched an online appeal, urging the public and the UK government to help negotiate her release. The British woman was charged for having extramarital sex after she reported her own rape to police, according to UK-based legal advocacy group Detained in Dubai.”

UN urges Switzerland to improve gender equality
Swissinfo.ch, 18/11/16
“Deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes about the roles of men and women in society are impeding gender equality in Switzerland, a United Nations committee has declared.”

Trump’s election raises fears of increased violence against women
The Huffington Post, 15/11/16
“Jackson Katz, an author and co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention, a gender violence prevention program taught at colleges and high schools across the country, called Trump’s election a “disaster” for those working to end domestic violence and sexual assault.”

Dear men, This is why we are crushed by Donald Trump’s win
Women’s Agenda, (opinion piece by Nicola Shaver), 15/11/16 
“You may have noticed a lot of women are pretty distressed by the US election result, whether or not they live in the States.”

When pets keep people leashed to their abusers
VICE, 15/11/16
“Cee-Cee’s story is different: when she fled, she took not just her three boys, but her two cats with her. But the Brooklyn facility Cee-Cee and her family currently call home is one of precious few in New York City and just a few dozen nationwide that shelter humans and their furry family members together, despite the fact that pets often keep women leashed to their abusers.”



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