Today's Date: February 27, 2024
/C O R R E C T I O N -- VetComm/   •   myFICO: Save Money by Understanding How Credit Card Interest Works   •   Divi Resorts Celebrates Leap Day With Bonus Savings for One Day Only!   •   Monumo's Anser Engine Achieves Record 10 Million Simulations in 24 Hours   •   Chemstream Inc. Announces Full Compliance with Historic Radical Transparency Initiative   •   Avangrid Named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies   •   Des Nedhe Group and EPCOR launching new partnership to develop water treatment facility at Grasswood Junction   •   OneLegacy Inspires Hollywood to Host Community Wellness Event Featuring Celebrity Guests and Hip Hop Legend, Freeway to Close Bl   •   ComEd’s Innovative Efforts to Support Low-Income Customers Receive North American Industry Award   •   Cincinnati Children's names Bob Carpenter senior vice president and chief legal officer   •   LA Rams, It's Bigger Than Us, Pepsi and LA Regional Food Bank Join Forces to Address Food and Nutrition Insecurity   •   Brent Rodriguez Returns to WellQuest Living as VP of Sales and Marketing Signaling Growth for the Senior Living Company   •   Government of Canada helps Edmonton church improve community safety against hate-motivated crimes   •   TextFree by Pinger, the Original Free Texting App, Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary   •   Tri Counties Bank Donates $30,000 for First-Time Future Farmers of America Students in Tulare County   •   F&W and Everwood Forge Strategic Equity Partnership; F&W Expands in U.S. to Inland Northwest   •   Eight Quarter Advisors Announces Successful Acquisition of Estate Management Services by The Brydon Group   •   Watercrest Senior Living Group Celebrates the Promotion of Jessica Desjarlais to Director of Associate Experience   •   Watercrest Macon Assisted Living and Memory Care Honored with Prestigious Reputation 800 Award   •   Comcast Announces Premiere of the Inspiring Black Girls Documentary on Black Experience on Xfinity Platform
Bookmark and Share

Spotlight On Violence Against Women In US

WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union will join other organizations today in meeting with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. The Special Rapporteur, Rashida Manjoo, arrived in the U.S. Sunday on an official fact-finding mission to gather information on U.S. policies concerning domestic violence, sexual assault in the military and treatment of women in detention.

"The visit of the Special Rapporteur is a critical opportunity to shed light on violence against women in the United States," said Sandra Park, staff attorney with the ACLU Women's Rights Project. "We have made progress, but victims of domestic violence and sexual assault continue to encounter discrimination in employment, housing, education and the military. We hope that the Special Rapporteur's visit provokes much-needed dialogue about protecting victims, including the steps that the government should take to stop the cycle of violence."

The Special Rapporteur will meet with government officials, nongovernmental organizations and members of Congress during her two-week visit. She will also tour detention centers and shelters for victims of domestic violence. A report on her findings is expected later this year.

"In order to be a leader on global human rights, the U.S. must ensure that our own policies protect basic human dignity," said Jennifer Turner, human rights researcher with the ACLU Human Rights Program. "We welcome the Special Rapporteur's visit and look forward to working with her to ensure that federal and state governments provide protection and resources for victims of violence."


The ACLU conserves America's original civic values working in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the United States by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 


STORY TAGS: WOMEN NEWS, MINORITY NEWS, DISCRIMINATION, DIVERSITY, FEMALE, UNDERREPRESENTED, EQUALITY, GENDER BIAS, EQUALITY

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News