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Teaching women self-defence still the best way to reduce sexual assaults: study

The Globe and Mail

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In the debate over how to reduce sexual assault on university campuses, proposing self-defense classes for women is controversial. But, according to new landmark Canadian research, it works.

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A guide to Reinvestigating Rape: Old Evidence, New Answers

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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In Cleveland, as in much of the United States, rape remains muffled by stigma and cloaked with such secrecy that discussions about it often are relegated to courtrooms. Activists are now campaigning for more widespread testing of rape kits to actively tackle the problem.

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Doctor Hotspot

Frontline

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The highest hospital costs come from preventable emergency room visits. A doctor in Camden developed a home visit program which gives better and cheaper care.

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For Drug Users, a Swift Response Is the Best Medicine

The New York Times

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Drug and alcohol addicts are more likely to become criminals. In Vermont, a judge and a family services organization created RapidReferal, a process which offers addicts treatment immediately and has lowered recidivism.

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In Bangladesh, Grassroots Efforts to End Violence Against Women

Voa News

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A non-profit in Bangladesh is fighting domestic violence by having female and especially male Bangladeshi volunteers give sexual education and women's rights classes.

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With gun violence a regular occurrence in Trenton, could hospital-based intervention benefit city?

The Trentonian

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The city of Trenton is trying to reduce gun violence. In Philadelphia, the Healing Hurt People is a hospital-based violence intervention program that employs trauma counselors to help patients suffering from gun violence.

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Mumbai slum dwellers say 'I have to help' stop violence against women

Public Radio International (PRI)

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Life in the Mumbai slum of Dharavi is stressful and sometimes violent, especially for women. Domestic violence is rampant, as are assaults out on the streets. An NGO called SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education & Health Action) is trying to change the prevalence of violence here with the help o...

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India's Golden Chance

Virginia Quarterly Review

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Pathfinder International is a global organization that educates the poor in more than twenty countries on matters of reproductive health. In India, where many girls are forced into marriage and early motherhood, this education could be a key step toward freedom and equality.

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Santa Ana's 10-year war on prostitution

Orange County Register

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Various cities have found that arresting prostitutes does little to reduce the selling of sex. Police officers in Anaheim, California, found that penalizing the pimps and getting the prostitutes to social services is more effective. San Francisco is trying diversion classes for male customers.

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The University Of Texas Makes Major Investment To Address Deficits In Campus Sexual Assault Research

The Huffington Post

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2014 was a year marked nationwide by activism and unprecedented federal attention to the issue of campus sexual assault. The University of Texas system is putting $1.7 million into a comprehensive, multi-year effort to combat sexual assault on campus.

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