International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women The United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year since 2000. 2013 was a critical year ... and milestones were made! Reathorizing VAWA a Daunting Task The Violence … [Read more...]

Cindy Stradling CSP, CPC – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful woman, one that has risen above her own challenges, hardships; and like the phoenix has soared into the stratosphere out of the ashes transformed, stronger than ever before. Today, sharing her life experience, she devotes her time to bettering the lives of all Women in her community, offering them a 'hand up' and not a 'hand out'. Domestic and sexual abuse is a dark passage to go through, and 7 - 10 women will … [Read more...]

A man that hits a woman is not a man

A man that hits a woman is not a man Update due to Victim's own request !   St. Petersburg, Florida — Stephanie Rockfield, 19, says she was punched in the face while riding her bike on the Pinellas Trail through St. Petersburg. And the two suspects got away with just one dollar. Rockfield said she had just worked out at the YMCA on 5th Avenue South and was riding her bike home. She was passed by two men on bikes who were going the opposite direction. But then, she says they turned … [Read more...]

Imagine that you’re a victim of sexual assault? – Take Action Here.

Imagine that you're a victim of sexual assault. For over a year, you've waited patiently for your assailant to come to justice. But now, because of bureaucracy, your assailant may go free of charge. This is happening all over British Columbia, and it has to stop. » In British Columbia, cases that last more than 18 months without a trial can be thrown out because of "unreasonable delay." Currently, more than 2,500 pending cases have passed that 18-month mark and are in danger of being … [Read more...]

Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice

  In many countries of the world, the rule of law still rules women out     In every region, there are laws that discriminate against women, in relation to property, the family, employment and citizenship. Too often, justice institutions, including the police and the courts, deny women justice. But, governments and civil society are pioneering innovative approaches to ensure that women can access justice Catalyzing gender-sensitive law reform, investing in one-stop shops and … [Read more...]

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