Saturday, October 4, 2008

Homework Wk 2


National football star is likely never to play professional ball again for beating a dog while many other football players charged of beating their wives or girlfriends continued to play.

“Might it be that domestic violence and spousal abuse is so pervasive in sports that it's simply too costly for leagues to suspend so many men? What would happen after all if those poor dear teams couldn't fill their rosters?”


By Matt Malinowski - WeNews correspondent
SANTIAGO, Chile (WOMENSENEWS)--Fifty-two Chilean women have been killed by their husbands or boyfriends through October and the Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in Chile wants the world to know about it. ...............................

Oregon parole board resumes deliberation on whether to release Richard Gillmore, the jogger rapist
by Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian
Monday September 29, 2008, 3:55 PM
A three-member state panel today resumed considering serial rapist Richard Troy Gillmore's request for parole. The state Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision halted its deliberations August 14 after allegations surfaced that Gillmore had made threats against his victim within prison walls. State police began investigating allegations that Gillmore was overheard in prison threatening to cut the throat of victim Tiffany Edens as he sought to be released..................................................................

Sandi Mickey


Andres Estrada said...

State level.
Oregon Legal Aid Offices to Hold Open Houses on Tuesday, October 19.
Publication: Business Wire
Date: Monday, October 11 2004

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Subhead of release dated Oct. 7, 2004 should read: Governor Kulongoski, ABA President Robert Grey...(sted Governor Kulongoski, Senator Wyden, ABA President Robert Grey...) AND in the section titled "The open houses on Oct. 19 will feature award ceremonies and national and state keynote speakers as follows:" several changes have been made to addresses/times.

The corrected release reads:


Governor Kulongoski, ABA President Robert Grey and Other State and National Leaders to Speak in Support of Legal Aid's Role in Helping Domestic Violence Victims

To raise awareness about the role legal aid plays in helping victims of domestic violence and to honor the pro bono attorneys and community leaders that support the legal aid system, all 16 Oregon legal aid offices will hold open houses on Tuesday, October 19. The focus of this year's biennial event, sponsored by the Campaign for Equal Justice, Oregon State Bar, Governor Kulongoski and the First Lady, and the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, will be on domestic violence. According to recent statistics, more than 42 percent of legal aid cases involve domestic violence and family law issues. Last year, legal aid offices around the state helped more than 20,000 needy Oregonians; however, this number represents less than 20 percent of poor Oregonians who qualified for services.
Andres j Estrada.


UN issues warning on violence against women in post-conflict countries
The Associated PressPublished: October 24, 2007
UNITED NATIONS, New York: The UN secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, warned that violence against women had reached "hideous and pandemic proportions" in some countries attempting to recover from conflicts, and the UN Security Council demanded an end to impunity for rape and other forms of sexual abuse.

The council expressed deep concern that despite its repeated demands for an immediate end to violence against women caught in armed conflicts, "rape and other forms of sexual abuse, as well as all other forms of violence" remain "pervasive, and in some situations have become systematic, and have reached appalling levels of atrocity."

"The council stresses the need to end impunity for such acts as part of a comprehensive approach to seeking peace, justice, truth and national reconciliation," it said.

The council statement was read at the end of a daylong open meeting on implementation of a resolution adopted in 2000 that called for the prosecution of crimes against women and increased protection of women and girls during war. It also demanded that women be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking.

The secretary general, opening the meeting, said "violence against women has reached hideous and pandemic proportions in some societies attempting to recover from conflict." He did not name any countries.

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"Together, all of us need to strengthen our collective and individual response to it," Ban said. "This is essential if we are to reverse the damage done by conflict, and to build more inclusive, accountable and cohesive societies, underpinned by viable democratic institutions."

The UN undersecretary general for peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guéhenno, stressed the UN's "zero tolerance" for sexual exploitation and abuse by its more than 80,000 peacekeeping troops.

"While rape is used as a weapon of war in situations" like Congo and Darfur, Guéhenno said, "addressing this war crime requires going beyond political compromise, power and resource sharing agreements.

"Instead, combating rape and other forms of sexual violence calls for concerted, robust and ongoing action on the part of both national actors and also the international community at every level of engagement."

Joanne Sandler, the acting executive director of the UN Development Fund for Women, said that what gets reported about sexual violence in conflicts "is only the tip of the iceberg."

"Few other methods of warfare are so socially destructive as systematic sexual violence," she said. "Vigilance and action are needed to send an irrevocable message that sexual violence must be prevented, that impunity for perpetrators is unacceptable, and that providing services to survivors of such violence is the highest priority."

Rachel Mayanja, an assistant secretary general and Ban's special adviser on gender issues, urged all governments, parliaments, international organizations and civic groups to join a worldwide campaign on violence against women and girls that the secretary general will introduce later this year.

"Impunity for perpetrators and insufficient response to the needs of survivors are morally reprehensible and unacceptable," she said. "Sexual violence in conflict, particularly rape, should be named for what it is: not a private act or the unfortunate misbehavior of a renegade soldier, but aggression, torture, war crime and genocide."

Andres j. Estrada