Johns Hopkins Study Addresses Violence Against Women
One in every three women has beaten, raped or abused according to a global study released Thursday by The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Center for Health and Gender Equity. Authors stated that their report, Ending Violence Against Women, is the first worldwide analysis of violence against women.
The study also reported that abuse has been linked to gastrointestinal disorders and chronic pain syndromes associated with anxiety. Moreover, women who are victims of violence suffer from depression and their children have a greater probability of being stillborn or to die in infancy.
11/25/2014 Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal - Marissa Alexander, the woman imprisoned for firing a warning shot in the presence of her abusive husband, chose to accept a plea deal Monday with the state of Florida, pleading guilty to three felony counts of aggravated assault.
As part of the plea deal, Alexander received three years imprisonment, but she will be credited for the time she's spent behind bars. . . .
11/24/2014 The City of Louisville Has Overwhelmingly Approved a CEDAW Resolution - The city of Louisville, Kentucky approved a resolution that will use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as a framework for all future policy aimed at ending gender-based discrimination.
Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh introduced the resolution, which passed overwhelmingly on November 6. . . .