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New Giffords Coalition Will Fight Gun Violence Against Women, Families

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), who was shot and seriously wounded in 2011, plans a new initiative to address gun violence against women and families, reports USA Today. The Women's Coalition for Common Sense has an advisory committee that includes former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and actresses Connie Britton and Alyssa Milano. Giffords is hosting a “Domestic Violence Awareness Summit” in Washington on Wednesday. Giffords survived an […]

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Reducing and Preventing Violence: Strengthening Reporting About What Works

Media coverage of violence in American society is skewed too often towards the sensational “if it bleeds, it leads” approach. While conscientious journalists make an effort to cover the debilitating effects of violent crime—particularly in low-income and vulnerable communities—deadline and newsroom pressures still leave a critically important dimension of the story unreported: What can be done—and what is working—to reduce or prevent such violence? This is a missed opportunity. Reporting that covers the solutions as well as the problems can […]


SC Highest In Women Killed By Men; U.S. Rate Down 31% In 18 Years

More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun, says the Washington-based Violence Policy Center. The annual report was issued in advance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. This year's study covers to 2013, the most recent year for which data is available. The study also ranks the states on the rate of women murdered by men. In 2013, South Carolina had the highest rate, followed by Alaska, New […]