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Understanding the Roots of Violence Against Women in the Pacific

Violence against women is a problem worldwide, but violence against women in the Asia-Pacific region is seldom spotlighted. A new study seeks to understand the scope of the problem, and its roots.

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Iowa Violence Victims May Pay a Price for Budget Shortfalls

Iowans facing domestic violence are currently able to access crisis counseling and shelters. But if the state doesn’t find a way to maintain $4 million in funding, all that could change.

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Roundup: Huge Increase in Number of Reported Sexual Assaults, Dallas County Reconsiders Ban on Condom Distribution

Caroline Kennedy supports Roe; incidence of rape and sexual assault much higher than previously reported; Dallas County health workers still not allowed to distribute condoms; Katha Pollitt on Rick Warren.

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Deep Roots: Honor Killings Reflect Global Problem of Violence Against Women

While honor killings elicit attention as a primordial custom, the fact is that this form of violence is part of a much larger problem that transcends cultures and religions.

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Roundup: Melody Barnes on HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence Against Military Spouses

Obama economic advisor Melody Barnes outspoken on HIV/AIDS; New York Times highlights domestic violence against military spouses; was Kansas abortion provider George Tiller trapped?

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When Women Become the Battlefield

You can show that women who suffer violence are not alone or forgotten. Sign UNIFEM’s petition against gender-based violence before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25.

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Grading the Candidates: McCain Failing From Child Care to Reproductive Rights

An independent group of economists rates the candidates during the financial crisis on ten critical issues for women. McCain barely passes, Obama scores high.

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Young Women and Sexual Coercion: Reproductive Health Realities

There is an important contributor to unintended pregnancy that is rarely mentioned on the campaign trail — the strong link between unintended pregnancies and dating violence or coercion.

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Seeking A New Ally to Curb Domestic Violence

The Supreme Court ruled that Jessica Gonzales did not have a constitutional right to enforcement of a restraining order against her abusive husband. What will the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights say?

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RH Reality Check Interviews Songwriter Gretchen Peters

Country music star Gretchen Peters talks to RH Reality Check about the power of real people’s stories, empowering young people in this election, and donating royalties from her hit “Independence Day” to Planned Parenthood.

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