According to the WHO webiste, "The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation within a generation and is focusing on advocacy, research and guidance for health professionals and health systems."
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.
Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.
The 12th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference, hosted by the Family Justice Center Alliance, will include discussions on issues related to the handling of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse and stalking cases in the context of the Family Justice Center model. The Alliance welcomes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, shelter staff, community-based victim advocates, civil attorneys, judges, counselors, policy makers, elected officials, board members, survivors, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, educators, and all others interested in the future of family violence prevention. The conference faculty includes nationally and internationally recognized subject matter experts, advocates, and survivors.
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others for this conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.
This year the ATSA Conference in Toronto focuses on the theme of Milestones: Past Present Future.
Sessions will highlight the promotion of change in the clients we work with empirical advancements in our field, and innovations in our systems and policies to build safer communities. Don't miss the latest advancements in sound research, informed policy, and effective treatment.
On July 17–20, 2011, in Reno, NV, the International Community Corrections Association will host "The Roles of Evidence-Based Risk-Needs Assessment," a regional conference that focuses on evidence-based risk/needs assessments and how they can be used in courts, corrections, and parole settings. Conference sessions will discuss evaluation and treatment methodologies in mental health, substance abuse, and addictions, and describe how to integrate evidence-based practices into agency operations.
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