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National 'Cherokee A Nurse I am Scholarship' winners announced
A Nurse I Am
Cherokee Uniforms awards 10 students $2,000 each for outstanding essay entries.
Training bulletin: Clearance methods for law enforcement
End Violence Against Women International
This training bulletin is the first in a series developed to explain the various methods that law enforcement agencies use for clearing crime reports.
Reported rape evidence ruling in Pakistan raises objections
United Press International
A reported ruling to limit the use of DNA in rape cases by a body of Islamic scholars that advises Pakistan's government, would be unfair to rape victims, rights activists and politicians have said. The action was immediately denounced by human rights activists and Sindh's provincial Parliament endorsed calls for mandatory DNA testing in rape cases.
Report finds gradual fall in female genital cutting in Africa
The New York Times
A comprehensive new assessment of the ancient practice of female genital cutting has found a gradual but significant decline in many countries, even in some where it remains deeply entrenched. Teenage girls are now less likely to have been cut than older women in more than half of the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where the practice is concentrated, according to the assessment by the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Sexual assaults during Egypt protests reported In Tahrir Square
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
A new wave of sexual assaults by groups of men targeting women during anti-government protests in Cairo's central Tahrir Square has been reported as millions of Egyptians take to the streets to demand President Mohammed Morsi's ouster.
A vigilante group formed to protect women in the square, which has become the epicenter of anti-government rallies, said it recorded the highest number of attempts — 46 — as the majority of protesters were festive as families with small children and others spilled into side streets and across boulevards, waving flags, blowing whistles and chanting.
Flawed evidence under a microscope
The Wall Street Journal
A series of recent court decisions and policy changes is starting to reshape how the U.S. justice system handles disputed or debunked forensic techniques used in thousands of criminal convictions.
The changes affect crime-show staples like identifications made using hair samples, burn patterns, bite marks, ballistics evidence and handwriting analysis, among others.
Gang rape case has had a 'big impact' on India
The people who took part in the post December mass upsurge are waiting for the judgment. The result of this trial, as well as of the trials involving the other suspects from this case, has strong implications for the way our legal system will approach rape and violence against women.
New initiative to combat violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The European Union has just endorsed an initiative worth 25 million euros to combat violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Despite more than a decade of joint efforts from the international community and the Congolese Government, such violence remains commonplace. The European Union is very concerned by the continuing gender-based violence in the DRC and has therefore decided to launch a new program which is innovative and presents a united front.
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