Date/Time: 
02/01/2010 (All day) to 03/31/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Description: 

The SVRI would like to invite you to participate in this new moderated online discussion. In developing effective therapeutic and programming strategies, the aim of this discussion is then to explore the following questions:

1. What are the greatest challenges that you have faced in helping male survivors?
2. What do you think are the greatest challenges faced by the male survivors you have helped?
3. What can facilitate or hinder disclosure of sexual assault of men?

This discussion will form the basis of a briefing paper on this topic and will be moderated by Alastair Hilton, a social work consultant, based in Cambodia and Michael Peel, formerly of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Torture Victims, assisted by Wynne Russell, an independent researcher into this topic. To participate in the discussion please register  and click on the discussion topic.
 

Date/Time: 
01/28/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Victims of Crime
Description: 

Time: 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Need some help finding your rights as a victim? VictimLaw is a free, online database of over 17,500 victims' rights related provisions, including:

  • victims' rights statutes
  • tribal laws
  • constitutional amendments
  • court rules
  • administrative code provisions
  • attorney general opinions
  • case summaries of related court decisions

Learn more about this comprehensive tool with this free webinar, "VictimLaw:  Your #1 Source for Victims' Rights Laws," designed specifically for victims and victim advocates and presented by Chandra Middleton, staff attorney & VictimLaw outreach coordinator of the National Center for Victims of Crime.

Far more than a lecture, this webinar will provide a personal tour through this innovative resource, guiding attendees through the discreet searches available on VictimLaw. This webinar will teach attendees how to get the most out of this valuable and unique database, which supports victims and policymakers in their work to strengthen crime victims' rights and services.

To participate in the Webinar, you must register.  Space is limited.

Date/Time: 
01/27/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime and OFfice on Violence Against Women
Description: 

On January 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in coordination with the Office on Violence Against Women, will present a Web Forum discussion with Suzanne Koepplinger, M.A., and Alexandra (Sandi) Pierce, Ph.D., on best practices for assisting American Indian victims of sex trafficking. Ms. Koepplinger is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, which provides social services and education to American Indian women and their families. She is of Canadian Mohawk and European ancestry, and has a background in international project development, communications, domestic violence advocacy, and fundraising. Dr. Pierce is an adjunct faculty member of the Sociology Department and the Master’s Program in Community Psychology at Metropolitan State University in Minnesota and is the principal investigator and author of Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota. She is of Seneca and European descent and the senior consultant for Othayonih Research and Evaluation Services LLC.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Koepplinger and Dr. Pierce and return on January 27 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion.
 

Date/Time: 
01/27/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office on Violence Against Women
Description: 

On Wednesday, January 27th the web conference will be offered twice:

  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern / 11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm Eastern / 1:30pm – 2:30pm Pacific

That’s Not Cool is a national public education initiative to prevent teen dating abuse. Developed by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and the Advertising Council, That’s Not Cool focuses on preventing controlling or abusive behavior occurring within the digital universe – online, via cellphone, etc. – and encourages teens to draw their own lines about what is, or is not, acceptable relationship behavior. Since the January 2009 campaign launch, That’s Not Cool has engaged hundreds of thousands of teens in teen dating abuse prevention, both online and on-the-ground.

This webinar will give an overview of the campaign’s learning over the past year and introduce a new Campaign Tools website that will help violence prevention activists and youth serving community leaders activate That’s Not Cool in local communities across the country.

Participation is limited to 400 people, so be sure to register now! The web conference will be led by Catherine Pierce and Nadine Neufville at the Office on Violence Against Women and Brian O'Connor, Sara Fewer, and Belinda Sirha at the Family Violence Prevention Fund. The conference will be hosted by David S. Lee at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Prevention Connection.
 

Date/Time: 
01/19/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Description: 

On January 19, 2010, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Rebecca Dreke and Michael Proctor on stalking in the workplace.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Dreke and Mr. Proctor and return on January 19 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Learn how to participatebeforehand so you are ready for the discussion.

Date/Time: 
01/28/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Webinar

Sponsoring Agency: 
Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Description: 

Webinar - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Central

How in the world did a children's hospital increase charitable income to its newsletter 1,000%, from $5,000 per issue to $50,000 per issue? They applied the same lessons you'll learn in this fast, practical videoconference presented by communications expert Tom Ahern. You'll learn best practices for donor newsletters and also how to tune up your website for donors and prospects. As a bonus, Tom will share with you rare tips and research into how to successfully market bequests. Presented by Tom Ahern.

More information and registration.

Date/Time: 
01/14/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Webinar

Sponsoring Agency: 
Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Description: 

Webinar - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Central

This videoconference will share how and why the Suffolk CAC Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN) Coalition was developed and discuss lessons learned from our efforts to date. Participants will hear about how exploited youth are screened and identified, and specific protocols and policies developed to address the sexual exploitation of youth in Suffolk County. We will also discuss how the SEEN MDT model has been integrated into a CAC program. Presented by Susan Goldfarb.

More information and registration.

Date/Time: 
01/13/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Webinar

Sponsoring Agency: 
Southern Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Description: 

Webinar - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Central

This program will discuss how sexting crimes can be investigated and prosecuted. It will examine how laws currently are written to include sexting as a form of child pornography and whether there needs to be new legal initiatives directed toward this specific act. Presented by NDAA Staff.

More information and registration.

Date/Time: 
01/13/2010 - 2:00pm
Location
Address: 

The webinar will be 11:00am PST / 12:00pm MST / 1:00pm CST / 2:00pm EST.

Sponsoring Agency: 
End Violence Against Women (EVAW) International
Description: 

Medical Mandated Reporting for Sexual Assault (including adolescent and child victims, and child abuse reporting requirements)

Professionals across the country are struggling to implement a community response system that is compliant with the provisions of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. § 3796gg-4(d) (typically referred to as “VAWA 2005”). With resources provided by a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), we can help to achieve this goal in your community.

To help, please join us for the third in a series of webinars on “Medical Mandated Reporting.” This webinar will be moderated by Sgt. Joanne Archambault (Ret.) and Dr. Kim Lonsway of EVAW International. Expert presenters include Kim Day, the  SAFE TA Coordinator for the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN),  and Teresa Scalzo, a civilian attorney with the Department of the Navy, in the Office of  the Judge Advocate General’s Criminal Law Division.

In some states, medical professionals are legally mandated to notify law  enforcement of any sexual assault that is committed (or suspected to have been  committed) against one of their patients. These laws vary dramatically in terms of  what triggers the mandated reporting requirement, what information must be  reported, who must be notified of the report, and what specific procedures must be  followed to comply with this mandated reporting requirement. This webinar is  designed to clarify these complex issues and explore questions regarding  compliance with VAWA 2005 provisions and forensic exams.

REGISTER

Date/Time: 
12/18/2009 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR)
Description: 

About December 18, International Migrants Day

On December 18, 1990, the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families was approved by the United Nations General Assembly, after almost a decade of governmental negotiations and pressure from migrant rights advocates around the world.  In December 2000 the United Nations proclaimed December 18 as International Migrants Day.
 
Since 2001, in solidarity with other migrant rights organizations around the world, NNIRR has commemorated this day with members and allies.  Each year we assist growing numbers of local events and initiatives with widely-endorsed call-to-actions, educational and organizing materials, and commemorative posters and t-shirts. 
 
International Migrants Day 2009

NNIRR's recently-released human rights report, "Guilty by Immigration Status", documents how inter-agency and local police collaboration around immigration law enforcement, especially through the 287g agreements and the Secure Communities Program, have undermined community safety and made immigrants even more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.

The global economic crisis further burdened already vulnerable immigrant communities around the world, and those in the U.S. were no exception.  For the first time in decades, immigrants were forced to reduce their remittances to their families abroad, who themselves faced increasing hardships as most countries in the Global South were not immune to the crippling effects of the crisis.  Many immigrants also become subject to scapegoating, as xenophobic rhetoric blamed immigrants and clouded failed economic policies.  Many ruthless employers also used the crisis to further exploit their immigrant workers.
 
As this year's International Migrants Day also falls during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN Climate Summit) in Copenhagen, we also recognize the estimated 25 million people around the world who have suffered from forced displacement from their homelands and communities due to the devastating effects of climate change, more than those displaced by war.  This number is expected to go up to 250 million in less than 50 years.  By 2100, more than 20 countries are expected to experience 30-60% of agricultural and food production loss, 2.3 billion people will be threatened by mega-droughts, and almost 90% of people in rural communities around the world will lose their livelihoods. 

Especially on International Migrants Day, when we recognize and honor migrants throughout the world, we need to raise awareness about the need for policies that ameliorate involuntary displacement and forced migration, including climate justice, fair trade and sustainable community development, and fulfilling the need and access to healthcare, education, housing, jobs and safe, healthy environments.
 
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For more information, contact:
 
Colin Rajah, NNIRR
510-465-1984 x306
crajah@nnirr.org

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