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  National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) - Break the silence, make the call.
At the National Domestic Violence Hotline… We believe that every caller deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
On the occasion of the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s 10th Anniversary and the recent reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, the Hotline hosted the DECADE FOR CHANGE SUMMIT, a series of three meetings which were held across the country last year.
Leaders from across the country are convening to change the face of domestic violence in America.
www.ndvh.org   (714 words)

  Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing 1995
Violence against women is a manifestation of the historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of women's full advancement.
Violence against women throughout the life cycle derives essentially from cultural patterns, in particular the harmful effects of certain traditional or customary practices and all acts of extremism linked to race, sex, language or religion that perpetuate the lower status accorded to women in the family, the workplace, the community and society.
Images in the media of violence against women, in particular those that depict rape or sexual slavery as well as the use of women and girls as sex objects, including pornography, are factors contributing to the continued prevalence of such violence, adversely influencing the community at large, in particular children and young people.
www.un.org /womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/violence.htm   (1071 words)

  Violence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Violence refers to acts of aggression and abuse which causes or intends to cause criminal injury or harm to persons, and (to a lesser extent) animals and property.
One of the main functions of law is to regulate violence (indeed, the sociologist Max Weber famously stated that the state is a monopoly on violence).
Violence used in terrorism is often normal in terms of degree.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Violence   (792 words)

 Domestic violence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The means used to measure domestic violence strongly influence the results found, for example, studies of reported domestic violence and extrapolations of those studies show women preponderantly as victims and men to be more violent, whereas the survey based Conflict Tactics Scale, tends to show men and women equally violent.
Physical violence is the intentional use of physical force with the potential for causing injury, harm, disability, or death, for example, hitting, shoving, biting, restraint, kicking, or use of a weapon.
Given the violence that she herself experienced in the UK for voicing her views, one might be suspicious of some of those who opposed her views, which remain very relevant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Domestic_violence   (7348 words)

 Talking With kids: Violence
Violence in today's world in the media, in our neighborhoods and even in our schools can make our children feel frightened, unsafe and insecure.
Kids are hearing about and often must cope with tough issues such as violence at increasingly earlier ages, often before they are ready to understand all the aspects of complicated situations.
And if he has been violent or a victim of violence, it is critical to give him a safe place to express his feelings.
www.talkingwithkids.org /violence.html   (1795 words)

The new distinction Benjamin introduced in the "Critique of Violence" is between what he calls the mythic violence needed by the activity of law-making, and the law-preserving violence needed to maintain a state (or a state-of-affairs) created by the first kind of violence.
Revolution, we might say, is the purposive violence that precedes the formation of a state which is either created as a direct outcome of that violence, or which fails of realization (in which case, the revolution may be said to have failed).
As a performative act, Benjamin's "Critique of Violence" is a strange and estranging argument for the interpenetration of the sublime and the terrifying.
courses.nus.edu.sg /course/ellpatke/Benjamin/benjamin_violence.htm   (2703 words)

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However, much violence in today's world is political; indeed, depending on the estimates one believes, it took in excess of 100 million lives around the world during the twentieth century.
And, it is often hard for leaders who have often built their careers around the violence associated with the causes they espouse to turn to peace talks without losing face.
Violence and intractable conflict seem certain to remain a prominent and tragic part of the human condition for generations to come.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/violence.jsp   (4095 words)

 WHO | Gender-based violence
Gender-based violence, or violence against women (VAW), is a major public health and human rights problem throughout the world.
Violence against women has profound implications for health but is often ignored.
Sexual violence is a pervasive global problem with significant health consequences for victims, yet in many places around the world, available services do not meet the needs of survivors.
www.who.int /gender/violence/en   (342 words)

 Violence Prevention, NCIPC-CDC
This report is the first comprehensive review of violence on a global scale.
Intimate partner violence can cause a wide range of physical and emotional injuries and death.
This violence includes aggressive behavior such as bullying and more serious acts such as assault and homicide.
www.cdc.gov /ncipc/dvp/dvp.htm   (340 words)

 YouTube - Blink 182 Violence
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www.youtube.com /watch?v=KpxFhvT_GME   (443 words)

 Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence
In response, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), a research program of the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was founded in 1992 to provide informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence.
Third, CSPV maintains a basic research component through data analysis and other projects on the causes of violence and the effectiveness of prevention and intervention programs.
CSPV is a Research Center within the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
www.colorado.edu /cspv   (271 words)

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The project was set up to respond to the acute concerns about violence and its effects in Europe by mobilising the resources and considerable experience of the Council of Europe related to the theme.
In partnership with other international organisations and NGOs, its primary objective was to help decision-makers and other protagonists involved to implement comprehensive policies for combating violence while respecting human rights and the rule of law.
The results of the project were presented at its final conference held from 7-9 November 2004 in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian authorities.
www.coe.int /T/E/Integrated_Projects/violence   (197 words)

 Teen Violence
Best Practices of Youth Violence Prevention ~ The effectiveness of specific violence prevention practices in four key areas: parents and families; home visiting; social and conflict resolution skills; and mentoring.
Violence in Society ~ Violent homes, violence on television, violence in the movies, violence in the schools all contribute to the increasingly violent society we live in.
If you are concerned about your child possibly committing violence, you need to arrange for him or her to be seen by a qualified mental health professional.
www.focusas.com /Violence.html   (1514 words)

 Violence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We recognize that family violence and abuse in all its forms—verbal, psychological, physical, sexual— is detrimental to the covenant of the human community.
Children's Defense Fund Violence Prevention and Youth Development is dedicated to ensuring every child has a safe start in life by identifying and promoting programs and policies that keep children out of trouble, protect them from violence, and provide them with a safe and productive learning environment.
Family Violence Prevention Fund is a national non-profit organization that focuses on domestic violence education, prevention and public policy reform.
www.methodistaction.org /resources/violence.htm   (699 words)

 Workplace Violence
Workplace Violence 101 will teach your employees that DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN ON THE INCREASE in the working world and what can be done to reduce its threat to the safety and well being of other employees.
Workplace Violence 101 will give you those answers along with courses of action that can be taken in an effort to prevent violence.
Workplace Violence 101 will provide you with the most up-to-date information on the profile of the workplace killer along with usable statistics based upon the research of over 400 workplace violence cases.
members.aol.com /endwpv   (611 words)

 Violence - Wikiquote
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst.
There is a violence that liberates, and a violence that enslaves; there is a violence that is moral and a violence that is immoral - Benito Mussolini
en.wikiquote.org /wiki/Violence   (361 words)

 NAF | About Abortion | Clinic Violence | History of Violence
This foundation of harassment led to violence with the first reported clinic arson in 1976 and a series of bombings in 1978.
Extreme violence has the potential to destroy clinics and harm the lives of clinic staff.
Anti-abortion extremists perpetrated an unprecedented level of violence in 1993 with the first murder of an abortion provider, Dr. David Gunn.
www.prochoice.org /about_abortion/violence/history_violence.html   (406 words)

 Domestic Violence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In order to be effective physicians and leaders, it is our charge to understand domestic violence and to be comfortable responding to victims and their children.
Domestic violence is a term that describes a pattern of behavior used to establish and maintain power and control over an intimate or domestic partner.
By sheer numbers, the overwhelming majority of domestic violence victims are women who are abused by their male partners, but no relationship is immune.
www.amsa.org /cph/domviolence.cfm   (626 words)

 V-Day: Violence
Violence against women and girls is widespread - one woman in three will experience violence during her lifetime, most often at the hands of someone she knows.
In order to fully understand the depth, scope and viciousness of violence against women around the world, V-Day has compiled a glossary of the most common faces of violence.
Violence against women is a serious problem plaguing the world’s women and girls.
www.vday.org /contents/violence   (96 words)

Since, then, acts commanded by the will may suffer violence, violence to that extent causes involuntariness and freedom from imputability.
Violence that is not absolute may be weakened or overcome by resistance: the more vehement it is, the more is our freedom limited.
In what is done through violence the will is quiescent, but in what is done through fear the will is active.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15446a.htm   (379 words)

 Youth Violence: A Report of the Surgeon General
It is clear, however, that as widespread as the propensity for and tolerance of violence is throughout our society—and despite efforts that, since 1994, have achieved dramatic declines in official records of violence on the part of young people—every citizen must assume a measure of responsibility for helping to reduce and prevent youth violence.
The immediate impetus for this Surgeon General's Report on Youth Violence was the Columbine High School tragedy that occurred in Colorado in April 1999, resulting in the deaths of 14 students, including 2 perpetrators, and a teacher.
There is a powerful consensus that youth violence is, indeed, our Nation's problem, and not merely a problem of the cities, or of the isolated rural regions, or any single segment of our society.
www.surgeongeneral.gov /library/youthviolence/report.html   (1619 words)

 Violence Risk
With the follow-up data on violence available, it is possible then to link these statistically to various data obtained at an earlier time.
This is a sexual violence risk assessment tool that is used to predict sexual recidivism in rapists and intra-familial child molesters.
The manual provides information about how and when to conduct violence risk assessments, reviews the research on which the risk factors are based, and suggests key questions which should be addressed when making judgments about risk.
www.violence-risk.com /risk/instruments.htm   (1858 words)

 Domestic Violence Project of Silicon Valley - Santa Clara County   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Domestic Violence Protocol for Law Enforcement - This essential procedure and protocol guide for probation officers, police, investigators and other law enforcement and legal personnel describes the response to domestic and workplace violence incidents; investigation, evidence collection, follow-up, reporting, criminal court procedures, and more are described.
Domestic Violence Protocol for Health Providers - Doctors, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians assistants, therapists, counselors, all are mandated by law to report suspected or confirmed incidents of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence and Violence Related Research Electronic Journals List - Many online journals are available to assist with research in violence, domestic violence, workplace violence, gangs, gang violence, abuse, abusive behavior, psychology, social studies, etc. This list of over 100 journals is a valuable resource.
www.growing.com /nonviolent   (500 words)

Violence Prevention Resources is one of several new, comprehensive childrens and youth resource guides from Streetcats Foundation and The National Childrens Coalition's YOUTH AND CHILDREN RESOURCE NET.
Our children and youth continue to be highly at-risk from violence on the street, at school and at home.
These resources can help you, your school, neighborhood or city to learn what fosters violence and what can be done to prevent it and to begin conflict resolution and keep our kids safe.
www.child.net /violence.htm   (97 words)

 Safety and Health Topics: Workplace Violence   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Violence in the workplace is a serious safety and health issue.
Its most extreme form, homicide, is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injury in the United States.
OSHA has developed guidelines and recommendations to reduce worker exposures to this hazard but is not initiating rulemaking at this time.
www.osha-slc.gov /SLTC/workplaceviolence/index.html   (165 words)

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