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One Billion Rising

One Billion Rising

From the President of the United Steel Workers:

From vday.org:

Events in California:


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Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

[Women’s activists have marked November 25 as a day against violence since 1981. On December 17, 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The UN invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on this day as an international observance. Women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence, and the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

This date came from the brutal assassination in 1960, of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).

There is more information about the history of this day, and UN publications relating to violence against women, at the UN’s Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) also has a regular observance of the day, and offers suggestions for others to observe it.]

Download the Publication “Gender Equality Now”.

Sign your name to the Petition “Say NO to Violence Against Women“.

This date also marks the beginning of 16 days of Activism against Gender Violence, culminating on  December Tenth, with International Human Rights Day.

Click the 16 days link above to see if you know the 16 forms of gender based violence.

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200 sex assault cases pass prosecution deadline before LAPD tested DNA kits

The cases are part of a backlog of 7,000 DNA kits that the department has not tested, according to an audit by City Controller Laura Chick. Police say they don’t have enough money.

By Richard Winton

October 21, 2008

[As many as 200 potential sexual assault cases have gone without prosecution because Los Angeles police officials failed to meet legal deadlines to test DNA evidence that might have identified a suspect, according to a city audit released Monday….]


This suggests that if you have been a rape victim and have not received notice of your rape kit testing, you, or someone to help you, should contact those in charge. MAKE AN ISSUE OF YOUR NEGLECT! DON’T BE VICTIMIZED TWICE!

This is outrageous too!

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