Violence

Violence is the use of physical force or power to cause harm or damage. Violence can take many different forms, such as assault, rape, murder, or war. Violence can be committed by individuals, groups, or governments, and can be directed against oneself, other people, or property. Violence can have serious physical, emotional, and psychological consequences for victims, as well as for those who witness or perpetrate it. The prevention of violence and the promotion of peace are important goals in many societies.

Secretary of state talks human trafficking awareness with Waterloo Rotary Club
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Secretary of state talks human trafficking awareness with Waterloo Rotary Club

Andy Milone   WATERLOO — Human trafficking is a complex, international issue. But right here in Iowa, Secretary of State Paul Pate wants businesses and nonprofit organizations to know they can play a role by becoming aware of the signs and how to respond appropriately. He spoke to a crowd of about 50 people at…

Bangor to light up blue for Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month & Stalking Awareness and Prevention Month
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Bangor to light up blue for Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month & Stalking Awareness and Prevention Month

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – January is Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month as well as Stalking Awareness and Prevention Month The city of Bangor is spreading the word by lighting up with the color blue as part of the Blue Light Project. Partners for Peace and Penquis are offering trainings on the subject to any…

EOF: Protecting potential of young girls in Nigeria, others | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News
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EOF: Protecting potential of young girls in Nigeria, others | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

It was to chart a new course for the girl-child, from lack of access to menstrual education to the risks of involvement in human trafficking, that the Emmanuel Osemota Foundation (EOF), a multinational nonprofit organisation empowering local communities in Nigeria and South Florida through accessible education and high-quality healthcare, stepped in. With research revealing that…

Cannabis workers face death and exploitation. California is stepping in after Times investigation
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Cannabis workers face death and exploitation. California is stepping in after Times investigation

WEAVERVILLE, Calif.  — Acknowledging growing concern over the mistreatment of cannabis workers, California regulators have quietly assembled a team to pursue labor exploitation in the state’s burgeoning weed industry. The new unit, housed within the Department of Cannabis Control, recently solicited help from law enforcement agencies statewide to investigate cannabis operators who coerce or threaten workers,…

Most Sex Trafficking In Wyoming Is Family, Experts Say
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Most Sex Trafficking In Wyoming Is Family, Experts Say

To his mother, Charlie Falkis was a commodity. His exploitation began when he was 8. His mother and former stepfather were drug addicts who belonged to a motorcycle gang in Connecticut. When they ended up doing the drugs they were supposed to sell and were on the hook to the gang, his mother offered up…

Crime Victims Rights Week ceremony spotlights human trafficking – Ventura County Star
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Crime Victims Rights Week ceremony spotlights human trafficking – Ventura County Star

For the first time in over 40 years, the annual ceremony was held in the eastern part of the county at Simi Valley City Hall. Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko introduced the the event by noting its history, which began in 1981 after President Ronald Reagan proclaimed April as the month to recognize crime…

‘We will help you get additional safety’: More help for domestic violence and human trafficking victims
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‘We will help you get additional safety’: More help for domestic violence and human trafficking victims

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has launched a new program in Florida to help human trafficking and domestic violence survivors feel more secure at home. The program is called Project Protect. It provides doorbell cameras, free of charge, to survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking and sexual violence. The county clerks of court offices…

Crime Victims Rights Week ceremony spotlights human trafficking in Ventura County
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Crime Victims Rights Week ceremony spotlights human trafficking in Ventura County

In recognition of National Crime Victims Rights Week, Ventura County officials gathered Thursday to highlight local efforts to combat human trafficking. For the first time in over 40 years, the annual ceremony was held in the eastern part of the county at Simi Valley City Hall. Ventura County District Attorney Erik Nasarenko introduced the the…

More than 40 human trafficking lawsuits filed against hotel companies | 10tv.com
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More than 40 human trafficking lawsuits filed against hotel companies | 10tv.com

“It’s a problem that’s been in the hospitality industry forever,” Steven Babin, the attorney who filed the lawsuit, said. COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than 40 individual human trafficking lawsuits have been filed against hotel companies through attorney Steven Babin and his law firm, Babin Law. “This is one of the most horrendous things that’s happening…

‘Ambassador’ for community and dedicated human trafficking foe is Tri-Citian of the Year
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‘Ambassador’ for community and dedicated human trafficking foe is Tri-Citian of the Year

Retiring as director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland is accomplishment enough for most people. For Lura J. Powell, leaving the prestigious post in 2003 was just a starting point. In the 20 years since she turned in her badge, she has earned a reputation as a dedicated volunteer focused on science, technology,…