Posts tagged "violence"
Two British Women Attacked with Acid While in Zanzibar

Two British Women Attacked with Acid While in Zanzibar

Two British women who were teaching working for a local charity were attacked while walking to dinner in Zanzibar City, Zanzibar on Wednesday night.
Review of "Stand Your Ground" Laws Receives Bipartisan Support

Review of “Stand Your Ground” Laws Receives Bipartisan Support

Leaders of both political parties have spoken up in favor of reforms to the "Stand Your Ground" laws that have been associated with the high profile case of the shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman.
Pakistani Actress Attacked with Acid

Pakistani Actress Attacked with Acid

An 18 year old actress in Pakistan is in critical condition after being attacked with acid for refusing a marriage proposal.
Personhood Ohio Raising Funds with Assault Rifle Auction

Personhood Ohio Raising Funds with Assault Rifle Auction

Patrick Johnston, founder of the anti-choice group Personhood Ohio, sent an email this past weekend to members asking them to purchase assault rifles and ammunition as part of a new fundraising effort for the organization.
Indian Women's Rights Activists Arrested

Indian Women’s Rights Activists Arrested

Police arrested and detained 13 women's rights activists Thursday after anti-rape protests swelled in West Bengal, India.
It's about time! DC Becomes First City in US to Launch Transgender Equality Campaign

It’s about time! DC Becomes First City in US to Launch Transgender Equality Campaign

The District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights launched a Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign last week with the aim of  “promoting respect for the District’s transgender and gender non-conforming communities.” This is the first government funded campaign of its kind. The campaign includes a series of print PSAs featuring transgender and gender-non-conforming Washingtonians.  Each...

Tragedy in Springfield, Mass.: When VAWA and Local Domestic Violence Intersect

by Mary Reardon Johnson, Executive Director, YWCA of Western Massachusetts Officer down!  Around the city of Springfield, Mass., sirens blare, lights flash, emergency vehicles screech and news media are dispatched. Yellow tape goes up and the first accounts are sent out over the air and internet. The veteran police officer responded to a call requesting...