Under the latest guidelines, physicians would ask women of reproductive age during appointments if they have experienced violence at the hands of someone they know. Women who indicate they have would then be referred for further services, such as counseling or home visits.
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Women also remain under-represented at every level, especially women of color, the study found.
Nearly three in four survivors (73 percent) of intimate partner violence report that they stayed with an abusive partner longer than they wanted or returned to them for economic reasons, according to the findings of a new survey released today by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
UN Women's theme for International Women's Day 2019 will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.
By encouraging people to do #1Thing for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we acknowledge that everyone has a role to play, no matter how small, in our collective effort to transform our communities.
“Nearly 30 percent of our communities lack any law enforcement presence at all,” said Michelle Demmert, chief justice for the Tlingit and Haida tribes and a legal consultant at the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center. “Some of the [police] response can be hours away or days away, depending on distance, weather factors and other complications that can make weather challenging.”