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Domestic Violence: Dangerous Trends, Innovative Responses PART 21

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Domestic Violence: Dangerous Trends, Innovative Responses

Friday, September 29, 2006

Women's eNews has a continuing series examines the current dangerous trends and innovative responses to a plague that has not stopped. Mary Kay Inc. supports this series.

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Women's eNews has a continuing series examines the current dangerous trends and innovative responses to a plague that has not stopped. Mary Kay Inc. supports this series.



(WOMENSENEWS)--The statistics are astounding.

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Across the United States, up to 3 million girls and women will be physically abused this year.

Around the world, at least 1 in 3 women will either be physically or sexually abused during her lifetime.

Violence between intimate partners predominantly affects women: in 2001, 85 percent of domestic violence victims were women and 15percent were men. Women of all races are equally vulnerable.

Today, another woman will die.

And 30 percent of Americans know a woman who reflects these statistics.

Partnership to Tackle Violence

Women's eNews is partnering with the Mary Kay Inc. to cover domestic violence in a new eight-part series. Mary Kay Inc., based in Dallas,Texas, has been a corporate leader in addressing the concerns of women since its founding in 1963, and in 2000, expanded its charitable outreach to includeviolence issues. This year, Mary Kay has provided a grant to Women's eNews to fund this series and its ongoing coverage of gender-basedviolence against women.

"Shining a bright light on domestic violence is one of the most important ways to bring it to an end," says Mary Kay Vice President AnneCrews, who was named a 21 Leader for the 21st Century by Women's eNews in January. "Mary Kay is proud to support Women's eNews in itsefforts to develop deep, insightful reporting in the many aspects of domestic violence."

Crews added: "Domestic violence, rape, stalking and murder threaten and destroy women's dreams, their families and, too often, their lives."Crews also serves on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women, which advises the federal Justice Department in developing deep, insightful reporting in the many aspects of domestic violence."

Crews added: "Domestic violence, rape, stalking and murder threaten and destroy women's dreams, their families and, too often, their lives." Crews also serves on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women, which advises the federal Justice Department in developing strategies and policies related to gender-based violence. "We are excited that the award-winning journalists at this nonprofit news reporting organization will be digging into several important domestic violence issues that have not otherwise been deeply explored," she said.

Mary Kay has made cancer research and domestic violence issues of priority partly because of its history as a woman-owned business.

Rita Henley Jensen, editor in chief of Women's eNews and a survivor of domestic violence, says the series is intended to deliver to readers the information that will help women survive domestic violence as well as improve the services provided to them.

Additional Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
1-800-799-7233 or
TTY 800-787-3224
Calls Are Anonymous

Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence:
http://www.caepv.org/

The Family Violence Prevention Fund:
http://www.endabuse.org/

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
http://www.ncadv.org/

National Network to End Domestic Violence:
http://www.nnedv.org/

Podcast of October 2006 donation of $20,000
to each of 150 family shelters nationwide by
Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation
(requires iTunes intalled):
http://phobos.apple.com/
 

Reporter's Toolbox for Domestic Violence Series:

Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, Domestic Violence Resources:
http://www.mkacf.org/Pages/WomenAndViolence.aspx

"The Days After," a 16-page special section from the (Lafayette) Daily Advertiser, that examines the impact of domestic violence in Acadiana, La. 2006 winner for the DART Award for newspaper coverage:
http://www.dartcenter.org/dartaward/2006/newspaper/winner/01.html

Mother Jones, Special Report: Domestic Violence:
http://www.motherjones.com/news/featurex/2005/07/haven.html

U.S. Justice Department, Office on Violence Against Women:
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/domviolence.htm

"Bringing Fear Home," Dallas Morning News, June 6, 1993
[Adobe PDF document]:
http://www.womensenews.org/PDF_files/Dallas Morning News.pdf

World Health Organization Multi-Country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence Against Women:
http://www.who.int/gender/violence/who_multicountry_study/summary_report/en/index.html

Council of Europe Campaign to End Violence Against Women:
http://www.coe.int/t/dg2/equality/domesticviolencecampaign/default_EN.asp