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Violence Against Children

INSPIRE: Breaking The Cycle Of Violence

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Three seminal studies the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has done with partners have revealed both the shocking frequency of violence against children, and the devastating, pervasive, life-long health impacts of violence.

Can India's Military Veterans Join the Fight for Women's Rights?

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

As an Indian I say this with deep sadness, that our society is marked by patriarchy, misogyny and treatment of its women and girls as second-class citizens.

An Urgent Global Problem: CDC Estimates 1 Billion Children Experience Violence Every Year

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 03.07.2016 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

The short-term impact of violence is certainly hard to digest; yet the long-term impact should not be forgotten or minimized. Violence affects children's brain development, their immune systems, and even their DNA.

Activist Heads to Addis in Wake of Obama's Visit

Heather Robinson | Posted 08.07.2016 | Black Voices
Heather Robinson

Sudanese-American human rights activist Simon Deng will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 11th to be a "voice of peace" as Southern Sudanese leaders face President Obama's August 17th deadline for halting their violence and negotiating peace.

Violence Against Women: No Longer Sight Unseen

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.07.2015 | Impact
Lori Sokol

Three months later, her amazement has turned into action, which is not surprising from a 34-year-old woman who was strong enough to survive years of sexual violence, which began as early as the age of seven.

UN Calls On Davos Participants To Do More For Kids Affected By Violence, Poverty, Disease

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact

At its largest gathering to date, the World Economic Forum is expected to be “more serious” than recent years because of the pressing economic, he...

The Worst Place in the World for a Child

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Charles Radcliffe

Prison really is the worst place in the world to put a child. Which is why, as a response to juvenile criminality, it should only ever be considered a response of absolute last resort.

Unicef UK: A Child Is Killed By Violence Every 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

Every five minutes, a child is killed by violence, a new report by Unicef UK said. A majority of these deaths occur outside of war zones. The repor...

What the Michael Brown Case Tells Us About Women, Fear, and Black Males

Eternity E Martis | Posted 11.01.2014 | Black Voices
Eternity E Martis

In our daily interactions with news and pop culture as well as anti-racist movements and protests, Black men become the representation of violence in America. However, Black women seem to fade into the background, as do the women who have raised them, cared for them, and loved them.

The Fastest-Growing Global Criminal Activity Is More Disturbing Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact

At least 100,000 children are estimated to be sexually exploited each year.

Using New Technology to Give Voice to the Voiceless

Robert Muggah | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Robert Muggah

The consequences of violence for young people are far-reaching, spanning generations. Exposure to an assault and abuse does not only leave physical scars.

Social Good Summit 2013

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The Social Good Summit was back in New York City for its annual conference, timed to coincide with the influx of speakers attending the 68th United Nations General Assembly and the Clinton Global Initiative.

Nonprofit: How Can We Prevent The Next Penn State Scandal?

Ellen Magnis | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact
Ellen Magnis

Amidst all of the political shenanigans, world coming-to-an-end drama and heart-wrenching tragedy of the last few months, some may have missed that ch...

Be Part of the Solution to Violence Against Children

Robert Listenbee Jr. | Posted 06.20.2012 | Detroit
Robert Listenbee Jr.

It is not acceptable for us to sit by when we hear reports about a young student who was killed by a stray bullet, or attacked while walking home. We need the faith community, businesses and all levels of government to be a part of the solution.

LA Turns Purple in October: Raising Awareness About Domestic Violence

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 12.21.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a survivor of abuse and as mayor of LA, I have worked to leverage every resource at my disposal to end this cycle of violence. But we have our work cut out for us.

4 Year-Old Boy Caught The Crossfire Of Gang Shooting (VIDEO)

Posted 10.12.2011 | Los Angeles

A four-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was caught in the crossfire of a gang-related shooting yesterday afternoon. The shooting took place ...

WATCH: Boy Mutilated For Refusing To Beg; Helps Reveal Crime Ring

Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact

A young boy clings to his father as he bravely describes being brutally beaten by a group of men after he refused to join their gang of children who e...

Congolese Groups Demand Ouster of Abusive Army Commander

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Fifty Congolese human rights and civil society organizations, along with Human Rights Watch (HRW), lodged a formal complaint today against Colonel In...

Kabila Says "Peace Before Justice" in DRC; Rebel General Gadi Ready to Fight

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Before we discuss the President of Congo's call for peace before justice, consider this. Eastern Congo is a mess. The military situation is so complex...