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Models for Community Mobilization Prevention Initiatives

Posted on April 14, 2016 The Community Engagement Initiative: Raise awareness of family violence and establish that it is unacceptable by using local media, participating in community events or speaking at local colleges. Develop network of leaders within the community. Connect community residents to services and outreach programs Make services and institutions accountable to community…
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Why Should We Care About Domestic Violence?

Two popular myths about domestic violence are that it happens to a certain ‘kind of woman’ and that it happens because of ‘marital problems’. The facts are quite contrary. Domestic violence is not about some woman somewhere getting beaten by an angry, out-of-control man. It is about power and control. It is a process of…
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Bravery is the solution to regret

The Story of Nanda. This is a story of a refugee family who had moved to Rochester 7 years ago. Nanda, has no relatives in USA, does not speak English well, and was working in minimal wage job to support her 3 children (ages 17, 12, 2) and her husband. She had been humiliated, insulted, physically beaten many…
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Community Accountability in Domestic Violence

Across the board, irrespective of Religion, Race, Color, Age, Ethnicity, Country and social strata, one out of three women will experience domestic violence during their life time. The only thing that will stop Violence against women is when our communities no longer tolerate it. Mobilizing communities to prevent Domestic Violence would need to engage communities…
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