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Tackling domestic violence within Native American communities

One in four women and one in seven men have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime, but Native American women experience domestic violence at rates 50 percent higher than the national average.... Read more»

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Doctors, law enforcement to research concussions in domestic violence victims

Maricopa County prosecutors, Mesa police and health care leaders are teaming up to research the prevalence of concussions in domestic violence victims.... Read more»

Deportation fears worsen painful experience of domestic violence

Undocumented women face a double whammy when it comes to reporting domestic violence: the added fear of being deported, according to Dorian Townsend, executive director of Community Alliance Against Family Abuse in Arizona.... Read more»

Az official urges Senate to close gaps in tribal criminal law

A Pascua Yaqui official said Wednesday that changes to federal law allowing tribes to prosecute nonmembers for domestic violence represented “a new dawn” for Native Americans, but there are gaps in the law that need to be addressed. ... Read more»

Advocates’ hopes high for domestic violence hotline for Native women

Rape and domestic violence against Native American women have reached “epidemic proportions,” but the hotlines that could help are often unprepared for the unique cultural needs of tribal women who may live in rural areas with little support and a bewildering legal system.... Read more»

Pascua Yaqui: Domestic violence pilot 'very successful,' but hurdles remain

The Pascua Yaqui tribe was one of three to pilot a program allowing tribal courts to prosecute non-Indians for acts of violence against women on reservations.... Read more»

Factchecking Clinton on domestic violence laws

Hillary Clinton repeatedly has said “more than half the nations in the world” have no laws on domestic violence. That’s wrong. The United Nations reports that 125 countries — two-thirds of all nations — had such laws on the books as of April 2011.... Read more»

Advocates duel over who’s winning gun control battle in the states

Which side has the momentum in the struggle around the nation pitting advocates of tighter gun controls against supporters of expanded gun rights? That remains a tough call.... Read more»

Domestic abuse a challenge for states

States are increasingly interested in reducing domestic violence, but none of them are trying to prevent domestic violence by focusing on specific demographic groups. Advocates say that’s a problem, stressing stress that states must consider the influence of race, culture and other demographic factors to craft effective strategies. ... Read more»

Advocates, expert: NFL cases bringing attention to domestic violence

From the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice to the Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer, cases involving NFL players are putting a national focus on domestic violence.... Read more»1

We're shocked by NFL player's domestic violence?

Americans were shocked when they saw NFL star Ray Rice punch out his then-fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator and drag her out, unconscious. And they were mystified when the victim not only subsequently married Rice but also stepped forward to defend him. Why? These are everyday events. ... Read more»

Cops: Murder-suicide leaves 3 dead, including infant

A woman and baby were found shot to death in the front yard of an East Side home overnight, where police also found a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.Two dogs were also found shot to death.... Read more»

Gun Wars

Domestic violence: Efforts focus on getting guns away from abusers

Advocates for domestic violence prevention and victims repeatedly asked Congress and state legislatures for a more streamlined process to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. However, the NRA cites the necessity to arm oneself for protection against acts of violence.... Read more»

Women in Chiapas working toward a ‘life free of violence’

About 30 percent of women in the Mexican state of Chiapas are domestic violence victims - and that's the best rate for all of Mexico. After some gains, women in Chiapas have seen progress toward the rights, and safety, level off but they have not given up the fight. ... Read more»

Giffords urges women to lead fight vs. gun violence

Former U. S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged women to take up the fight against gun violence Wednesday at a Washington event hosted by her organization Americans for Responsible Solutions. “Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women,” Giffords said carefully. “That makes gun violence a women’s issue. For mothers, for families, for me and you.”... Read more»1

Domestic violence drops along with general crime

The recent Arizona Republic story was all too familiar: “Mesa police said they believe a 25-year-old man was the gunman in an apparent murder-suicide that also left his girlfriend dead Sunday morning in a school parking lot.”... Read more»

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