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Domestic

Violence
Victimizing Women

Social Justice Issue @ Hand


Oppression of women
Suffering from degradation by
physical aggression, threats,
sexual abuse, emotional abuse,
controlling or domineering,
intimidation, stalking, and
passive/covert abuse

Statistics
On average, three women are killed everyday.
More than 40% of female murder victims are killed
by their husbands or boyfriends.
85% of DV victims = women
Women ages 20-24 are at the greatest risk of
experiencing non-fatal intimate partner violence.
One third of women homicide victims reported
were caused by intimate partners
70-80% of homicides show evidence of physical
abuse from men before the murder of a woman

Statistics
Costs correlated to DV are higher than $5.8 billion
per year
$4.1 billion is spent on direct medical/mental
health services
16,800 homicides + 2.2 million medically treated
injuries produce expenses of $37 billion yearly

REPORTING RATES
25% physical assaults
20% rapes
50% stalking of females by intimate partners

Cycle of Violence
Boys are 2x more likely to be victimized than
adults
30-60% who abuse partners will abuse children in
the household
The greatest risk factor in continuing the
cycle = children who witness violent acts
between their parents

What makes women vulnerable


to domestic violence?
Dependent on husbands, making it more difficult
to leave
Appear undeserving of equal treatment
Less educated
Raised in a household where witnessing abusive
cases was common, felt it was natural in own
relationship
Cultural norm

Existing Local Support


Bolton Refuge House
Location: 807 S Farwell St, Eau Claire, WI
24 Hour Emergency Crisis Hotline: 1-855-526-5866
Services: advocacy services, support groups, crisis intervention and counseling,
emergency shelter and transitional housing to survivors of domestic violence,
dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking

Family Support Center


Location: Chippewa Falls, WI
Services: provides domestic violence intervention, sexual assault confidential
and free support and counseling, parent support and prevention services,
community education and referral

LSS Womens Way


Location: 1320 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Services: Therapy, Support Groups, 24-Hour Hospital Response, Legal Advocacy,
Personal Advocacy, Family Advocacy at the Racine County Child
AdvocacyCenter, Prevention Education, Community Awareness, Bilingual
Services, Referrals

Hospitals and Clinics


Sacred Heart (Eau Claire)
Luther Hospital (Eau Claire)
Mayo Clinic (Eau Claire)
Chippewa Valley Free Clinic (Eau Claire)
Northern Wisconsin Center (Chippewa Falls)
St. Josephs Hospital (Chippewa Falls)

Medical centers are generally able to identify physical signs


of abuse, inquire on home situation, do a rape kit, and
connect patients to domestic violence resources.

University of Wisconsin Eau


Claire Resources
CASA (Center of Awareness of Sexual Assault)
Services: Advocacy, Accompaniment to hospital, Police
Reports, Counseling, Support Groups

UWEC Counseling Services and Health Services


free or reduced cost
Services: medical and psychological support, can connect to
further and specified resources

Womens and LGTBQ Resource Center


Locations: Davies Org Complex & Schofield 34
Services: provides resources on issues affecting women and
LGTBQ populations (through appointments with professionals,
training programs, videos/pamphlets/books/magazines),
provides a safe space on campus

Larger Organizations
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)
NNEDV (National Network to End Domestic
Violence)
ALIANZA (National Latino Alliance for the
Elimination of Domestic Violence)
NCADV (National Coalition Against Domestic
Violence)
FWB (Futures Without Violence)

Types of Human Rights


Intervention
Education from law enforcement in schools to
encourage and educate students about
recognizing and reporting cases of domestic
violence.
Teach young persons that is okay to involve the
police.
Gun registration policy and enforcing it
Community groups to act as support groups

Interventions &
Concerns/Limitations
Meta-Macro: Reform global value systems that
devalue women
and put men in charge of all
spheres of societal
and economic activities
Macro: Set policies that hold offenders accountable
Programs for both abusers and victims
Court Watch Programs
Public Campaigns
Mezzo: Monitor and serve at-risk neighborhoods
Hold town hall meetings on community
issues and
establish solutions
Available and constructive therapy and support
groups

Meta-Micro: Family and friends should:


Be open and available to listen about their
experiences
Validate and believe them
Be warm and reliable support system
Intervene when constructive and necessary
Encourage healthy choices
Boost self-esteem of the victim

Micro: Include questions about DV in routine


client intake/
medical examination
Medical officials trained in sensitivity in
dealing with this issue
Compassionate care

Human Rights Education


Training professionals on campus to be more informed in
order to have the ability to offer assistance to any
students.
The goal of our program is to have each professional who
enters the program leave with an understanding of the
levels of abuse, feel comfortable addressing and
advocating for students who seek their help, and gain
knowledge about available resources to direct those
students.
Signs of abuse, how to make a comfortable/approachable
environment

Curriculum
Introduction:
Review Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women
of 1993 defined
Addressing that Police officers attitudes and how they respond to
a victim of violence can make a major difference in the way the
case is played out and how far the victim wants to go with their
case.

Education Part 1: Various Forms of Violence:

Physical violence
Domestic violence in relationships
Sexual abuse and rape
Violence against women in different societies
Sexual harassment
Pornography
Trafficking

Educate Part 2: Factors Underlying Violence Against


Women:

Lack of police control


Downward change in economic status
Gender inequality
Power imbalances between men and women
Males attitudes towards women
Fights
Poverty
Drug and alcohol abuse
Lack of laws addressing violence against women

Education Part 3: How to respond to violence against


women: Role of campus law enforcement

Respect the rights and needs of each woman


Collect and categorize evidence
When talking to victims be sensitive
Dont blame the victim
Protect privacy of victim
Design a safety plan and make sure victim is safe
Offer resources to victim

Conclusion:
Provide resources in the area to the campus law
enforcement, so that they know how to help victims.
End training with this video: Obama Targets College
Sexual Assault Epidemic
Leave floor open for any questions

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7rMm1i-xQQ
10:38-15:09

Human Rights Celebration


16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and
Children
(international campaign from November 25 to December 10)
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against
Women
(November 25)
World AIDS Day
(December 1)
International Human Rights Day
(December 10)
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence
Against Women (commemorated in Canada December 6)
Sexual assault awareness month : April

Arts & Media

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History

1866: DV shelter established in U.S. (Texas)


1867: DV shelter opens in Maine
1883: DV lawfully becomes illegal in Maryland
1948: Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by
general assembly
1975: state coalition against sexual assault forms in
Pennsylvania
1977: program for men who batter founded in Massachusetts
1981: first annual DV awareness week takes place
1996: National Domestic Violence Hotlinebegins operating
2000: President Clinton signs Violence Against Women
Actinto law
2009: President Obama becomes declares April as Sexual
Assault Awareness Month

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