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When I was studying to be a rabbi, I spent several years doing volunteer service work in India, Thailand, El Salvador, Ghana, and many other countries. During that time, I heard many wrenching stories from women who had been the victims of violence. They told me they felt powerless, vulnerable, and scared.
The 44-page report was released to ABC15 Tuesday and includes witness and victim statements surrounding allegations that Sharper drugged two women before sexually assaulting them last November.
Saying they're looking out for women's health, a House panel voted along party lines Thursday to allow unannounced inspections of abortion clinics despite a 1995 court ruling saying they're unconstitutional.
A Senate panel agreed Monday to label female circumcision as “genitalia mutilation,” but not before several lawmakers questioned both the need and scope for the legislation.
Arizona native Laura Walsh is belting out the high notes and turning heads in the process.
“I’ve been hearing in the news for the last couple days all the violence around ASU. I also read where ASU President Michael Crow is due over $100,000 in bonuses over the next 2-3 years. Here’s an idea? How about ASU takes that money, and applies it their law enforcement, beef up security around the campus, and around the housing close to the ASU campus… Hmmm?”
PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday she sees no contradiction between her desire to help victims of sex trafficking and her decision to take away licenses from some domestic violence victims who are in the country illegally.
An upcoming event scheduled just a few days before the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month will offer a first-hand experience about domestic violence, as well as resources to help.
Terry arose at six one morning to the sounds of a loud banging upon her door. Still dressed in her fuzzy yellow robe and covered in bed head, she proceeded to answer the poundings and ensured the two people were indeed the Chandler Police detectives they claimed to be.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
'Lovelace' a smart look at first porn star
They were 12 ordinary citizens who didn't oppose the death penalty. But unlike spectators outside the courthouse who followed the case like a daytime soap opera and jumped to demand Jodi Arias' execution, the jurors faced a decision that was wrenching and real, with implications that could haunt them forever.
With a deep inhale and wide smile, Jordan Beck let out the worst-kept secret in Arizona high school softball, and came as close as anyone wearing black and red to acknowledging the history that’s been made on the east end of Brown Road.
“Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused. It is she who must prove her good reputation, her mental soundness, and her impeccable propriety” — Freda Adler, Criminalist.
FILE - In this April 2, 2013 file photo, foreign tourists look for a hotel near the railway station in New Delhi, India. Violence against women, and the huge publicity generated by recent attacks here, is threatening India's $17.7 billion tourism industry. A new study shows tourism has plunged, especially among women, since a 23-year-old Indian student was raped on a New Delhi bus and later died from her injuries, a case that garnered worldwide publicity. Recent high-profile attacks on tourists in India, Brazil, Turkey and Mexico have raised questions about personal safety for overseas travel, especially for women. But frequent travelers and those who work in the industry say a few common-sense precautions can go a long way to ensuring personal safety. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup, file)
A 24-year-old woman is dead and a 35-year-old man was arrested for 2nd degree homicide in Mesa following what police are calling domestic dispute.
Woman dead in Mesa domestic dispute
WASHINGTON – Arizona could face massive budget cuts across all public programs, from education and healthcare to Army base operations, if federal budget cuts are allowed to take effect as scheduled Friday, the White House warned.
The White House has released a list of impacts to Arizona from automatic budget cuts that are set to take hold this week.
Child-sex trafficking — it sounds like such a foreign problem.
We have operated My Sisters’ Place in the East Valley since 1985. In that time, we have received generous support from community, especially during the holidays. We are again asking the community to help make the holiday brighter for the women and children of our shelter.
In this column space, I often get a break from writing about the bad news, the crime and the dark side of a community. I get to write about human interests — people, their jobs, a unique project in a community or one’s hobby. You know, the lighter side of life.
In an effort to bring more of awareness to domestic violence and to educate victims of their rights against it, the City of Chandler’s Domestic Violence Commission is hosting its 4th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Breakfast at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave.
Jennifer’s ex-boyfriend held a gun to her head when she was six months pregnant. The abuse had been going on for a while, but that was finally the moment she knew she had to get out. She waited until her son was born because she was completely on her own with no family to turn to. She fled Las Vegas with her baby, $50 and the cheapest bus ticket out of state – which was to Flagstaff. Some quick luck landed her at a shelter in Phoenix who referred her to Fresh Start Women’s Foundation for counseling and career support. Jennifer and her son are doing great now, thanks to her perseverance and strength – but there are so many like her that never make it that far.