Violence against women

Expert Available to Comment on Need for Domestic Violence Related Support Surrounding Release from Incarceration

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:55pm

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasseli McKay, MPH, a social science researcher at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, is available to comment on the need for more domestic violence services when individuals are released from incarceration.

Key Points: 
  • RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasseli McKay, MPH, a social science researcher at RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, is available to comment on the need for more domestic violence services when individuals are released from incarceration.
  • Experts across the nation are calling for a release of inmates in hopes of avoiding a COVID-19 outbreak in prison systems.
  • Findings from a recent study by McKay of nearly 170 participants evaluated instances of domestic violence by interviewing men and women around the time of a male partner's return from prison.
  • Half of the participants reported physical violence during the first six months after the male partner's return from prison.

New report finds FGM/C occurring in 92 countries, millions more women and girls affected than widely acknowledged

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 1:28pm

FGM/C is occurring in at least 92 countries, but only 51 (55%) have specific legislation against the practice, leaving millions without adequate legal protection.

Key Points: 
  • FGM/C is occurring in at least 92 countries, but only 51 (55%) have specific legislation against the practice, leaving millions without adequate legal protection.
  • According to UNICEF , at least 200 million women and girls have undergone FGM/C in 31 countries worldwide.
  • It is typically carried out on girls between infancy and age 18, and women are also occasionally subjected.
  • For media enquiries please contact Equality Now Sr. Media Manager Tara Carey at tcarey@equalitynow.org or T. +44 (0)7971 556 340 (WhatsApp)

Premier New Jersey Landscaping Company - Fullerton Grounds Maintenance - Launches Career Changing Apprenticeship Program

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:50pm

We are aiming to develop the next generation of leadership in this industry," said FGM owner Scott Fullerton.

Key Points: 
  • We are aiming to develop the next generation of leadership in this industry," said FGM owner Scott Fullerton.
  • The apprenticeship program provides hands-on career training provided by an experienced mentor.
  • FGM is one of the three landscape companies in New Jersey to offer employees the opportunity to participate in the new NALP program.
  • Fullerton Grounds Maintenance , based in Kenvil, New Jersey, has been a leading provider of landscape services in central and northern New Jersey for the past 25 years.

Episcopal Relief & Development Receives $600,000 Grant from Islamic Relief USA to Expand Work to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls in Liberia

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 2:00pm

More than 50% of Liberians live in poverty and the country has some of the highest rates globally of violence against women and girls.

Key Points: 
  • More than 50% of Liberians live in poverty and the country has some of the highest rates globally of violence against women and girls.
  • Violence takes many forms, including female genital cutting, child marriage and economic violence such as the denial of education.
  • "Islamic Relief USA is proud of its partnership with Episcopal Relief & Development that has focused on tackling one of the most pressing issues impacting women and girls in Liberia," said Sharif Aly, CEO of Islamic Relief USA.
  • To learn more about Episcopal Relief & Development's work to empower and promote the rights of women in Liberia, visit http://www.episcopalrelief.org.

Shared Hope International Announces Support of March 8 Protest to Shut Down Pornhub for Allegedly Profiting Off of Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 1:33am

Shared Hope is a nonprofit led by former U.S. Congresswoman and Washington state lawmaker, Linda Smith.

Key Points: 
  • Shared Hope is a nonprofit led by former U.S. Congresswoman and Washington state lawmaker, Linda Smith.
  • The following is a statement from the organization:
    We support the Pornhub protest taking place this weekend outside of MindGeeks headquarters.
  • A non-profit Christian organization, Shared Hope engages in diverse activities that confront sex trafficking in communities throughout America.
  • MEDIA CONTACT: Rosemary Ostmann, RoseComm for Shared Hope International, rostmann@rosecomm.com , 201-615-7751

Demonstration at Pornhub headquarters on International Women's Day amid allegations the site is profiting from and enabling the sex trafficking and rape of women and minors

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 3:54pm

The article exposed that Pornhub allegedly does not require verification of the age or consent of millions of people featured in hardcore sex acts on its site.

Key Points: 
  • The article exposed that Pornhub allegedly does not require verification of the age or consent of millions of people featured in hardcore sex acts on its site.
  • Because of this, she claims that the site is "infested" with videos containing women and underage girls allegedly being raped and trafficked .
  • She says, "Pornhub is facilitating child pornography and normalizing men's violence against women resulting in sexual exploitation, trafficking torture and death.
  • The demonstration will be held at 7777 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, Quebec H4P 2H2, Canada from 1:00PM-3:00PM
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Collective Liberty Selected as Finalist For 2020 SXSW Pitch

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:32pm

AUSTIN, Texasand WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Collective Liberty , a dynamic NPO whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking by collaborating across industries and sectors to create ground-breaking, data-driven approaches that work, was selected as a finalist in the Social & Culture category for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator).

Key Points: 
  • AUSTIN, Texasand WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Collective Liberty , a dynamic NPO whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking by collaborating across industries and sectors to create ground-breaking, data-driven approaches that work, was selected as a finalist in the Social & Culture category for the 12th annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator).
  • Of the 937 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2020, Collective Liberty was selected among the 50 (5%) finalists spanning 10 separate categories.
  • "Our team at Collective Liberty has lived through the struggles of an underfunded government response to human trafficking, and ways it leaves victims behind while allowing traffickers to fluorish," said Collective Liberty CEO Rochelle Keyhan.
  • Collective Liberty is focused on disrupting human trafficking markets across the 25+ types of human trafficking identified in the United States.

Cogent: Statement from Louis Bacon on NYT Story

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 4:34am

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Through Cogent, Louis Bacon released the following statement regarding the February 22, 2020,New York Timesstory headlined, "How a Neighbors' Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case," about Canadian clothing manufacturer Peter Nygard and his alleged mistreatment of young women.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Through Cogent, Louis Bacon released the following statement regarding the February 22, 2020,New York Timesstory headlined, "How a Neighbors' Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case," about Canadian clothing manufacturer Peter Nygard and his alleged mistreatment of young women.
  • "I admire the brave women who had the courage to share their stories withThe New York Times.
  • I was not looking for this fight, but once I heard repeated, credible reports from disgusted whistleblowers that Mr. Nygard was abusing young, vulnerable women,I could not ignore this disturbing information.
  • I sought to help and empower the alleged victims by connecting them with appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Law Firm of Estey & Bomberger Is Investigating Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Former University of Michigan Athletic Department Team Physician, Dr. Robert E. Anderson

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:24am

The award-winning law firm of Estey & Bomberger is announcing that it is investigating sexual misconduct claims against former University of Michigan Athletic Department Team Physician and University Health Service Director, Dr. Robert E. Anderson.

Key Points: 
  • The award-winning law firm of Estey & Bomberger is announcing that it is investigating sexual misconduct claims against former University of Michigan Athletic Department Team Physician and University Health Service Director, Dr. Robert E. Anderson.
  • University of Michigan officials also announced that they had received reports of "sexual misconduct and unnecessary medical exams" from former patients going back to the 1970s.
  • Estey & Bomberger has a long record of defending victims of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and rape victims.
  • If you were violated by the University of Michigan Athletic Department Team Physician and University Health Service Director, Dr. Robert Anderson, contact the law firm of Estey & Bomberger for a free and confidential consultation to protect your rights.

Covenant House Toronto launches Shoppable Girls campaign to draw attention to sex trafficking

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 11:36am

TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Covenant House today launched a new campaign called Shoppable Girls ( www.shoppablegirls.com ) with a goal to raise awareness and start a dialogue about sex trafficking ahead of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Feb. 22.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ - Covenant House today launched a new campaign called Shoppable Girls ( www.shoppablegirls.com ) with a goal to raise awareness and start a dialogue about sex trafficking ahead of Human Trafficking Awareness Day on Feb. 22.
  • "One of the major misconceptions is sex trafficking doesn't happen in Canada when in fact 93 per cent of sex trafficking victims are Canadian citizens," said Julie Neubauer, program manager of anti-trafficking services at Covenant House.
  • Covenant House Toronto is grateful for the many partners including TAXI, Media Experts, Weber Shandwick Canada and CISION who supported in making the Shoppable Girls campaign happen.
  • The findings from sex trafficking survivors and advocates also demonstrate the importance of education around sex trafficking and communication with parents.