According to a study from the U.S. Department of Justice in a compilation of statistics from the American Bar Association's Commission of Domestic Violence, "Black females experienced intimate partner violence at a rate 35% higher than that of white females, and about 22 times the rate of women of other races." As a singer in the r&b genre with audiences largely both black and female, Rowland's release can act as a call for action and a means of shedding light on an issue that still receives little attention.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered again today in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Yesterday, the country's interim government offered its resignation following several days of violent protests against the country’s military leaders. Now the ruling military council has agreed to create a new
A new report shows fewer people are calling Chicago's domestic violence hotline, 1-877-863-6338, for help. Jennifer Welch is with the city's Department of Family and Support Services. She says the department received almost 30,000 calls in 2010, down seven percent from the previous year."
A Chicago-based group called CeaseFire works in the city’s toughest neighborhoods. It trains former gang members to mediate conflicts that could turn violent. Those conflicts might be over turf or money, a pecking order or a personality clash.