The article reports, “Eddie Mendez used to think of domestic abuse in its most common form: a man battering a woman. But last year, he was convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence against his male partner and ordered, as part of his probation, to enroll in a program at Chicago’s Center for Domestic Peace.
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The article reports, “Each year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October the Violence Policy Center releases its report When Men Murder Women.
The article reports, “The University of Northern Iowa will launch its Center for Violence Prevention in January 2011. The center will develop the best practices for responding to and preventing interpersonal violence at Iowa’s three state universities. The CVP will provide education and criminal justice programs to train people to know what to do in emergencies.
The article reports, “Last month, two cartoons created by students were published in the University of Connecticut’s student newspaper, The Daily Campus-one suggesting that women have social diseases and the other that women could be bribed into bed by a diamond.
The article reports, “Defense Department officials are observing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by reminding the military community about resources and programs to help in preventing or stopping domestic violence.”
The proclamation states, “In the 16 years since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), we have broken the silence surrounding domestic violence to reach thousands of survivors, prevent countless incidences of abuse, and save untold numbers of lives.