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The father of Highland Park shooting suspect has been charged with felony reckless conduct for helping his son get a firearm ID card despite his previous threats of violence

Robert E. Crimo III is the alleged gunman in the July 4 Highland Park shooting that killed seven. His father, Robert Crimo Jr., has been charged with seven felonies for helping his son get a gun. The father of the shooting suspect who killed seven people on July 4 at a Highland Park, Illinois parade … Read more

Violence prevention as a public health issue

Violence is a widespread, complex public health issue that impacts all of us. Its various forms (intimate partner violence, sexual violence, child abuse and neglect, bullying, teen dating and youth violence, suicidal behavior, elder abuse or neglect and more) are interconnected with overlapping causes. Learning about the factors that influence violence can help with prevention. … Read more

Parliamentary secretary’s statement on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Kelli Paddon, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity, has released the following statement in recognition of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: “Today, I join people worldwide to rally for an end to violence against sex workers. This day is also known as Red Umbrella Day, the red umbrella being a symbol of … Read more

UN Experts Decry Record Year of Israeli Violence in Occupied West Bank

As the deadliest year for West Bank Palestinians since the end of the second intifada draws to a close, a group of United Nations human rights experts on Thursday condemned the “rampant violence” perpetrated by Israeli security forces and settlers against residents of the illegally occupied territory. “No peaceful settlement can be pursued under Israel’s … Read more

Ending the “triple threat” of early pregnancies, new HIV infections and sexual violence among adolescent girls and young women – Botswana

By: Betty Adera A single act of sexual violence against women and girls can result in HIV infections and other sexually transmitted diseases resulting in shame, fear and trauma. However, for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW), sexual violence can also result in early pregnancy and childbearing, which carries its own stigma. Globally, girls between … Read more

Governor-elect Shapiro speaks on gun violence at American Health Summit

During Shapiro’s speech, he shared a story from a recent visit to a class of fourth and fifth graders. “The teacher asked if I would stick around for just a second. She looked at the class and said… ‘Tell the Attorney General If you’ve ever heard gunshots.’ Every single hand went up in that classroom,” … Read more

How Governments’ Austerity Policies Are Worsening Gender-Based Violence in India

Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, civil society, activists, and women’s groups have raised several alarms about the spike in violence against women in India. The Union and state governments launched several initiatives amidst lockdowns to combat the violence faced by women, but those continue to be plagued by several structural issues. Moreover, cuts in social … Read more

“Political elites should explain reasons for hatred, violence in Nigeria, says Bishop Kukah | The Guardian Nigeria News

The Bishop of Sokoto diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah says the hatred and violence against one and across zones in Nigeria has no religious or ethnic inclination. Bishop Kukah made the declaration in a paper presented at the National Inter-Religious Conference on; Harnessing Nigeria’s Religious Diversity for Sustainable Peace and National Development, organized by the … Read more