Thursday, March 11, 2010

UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women

UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women:

Press Release from University of Kentucky

Jordan Article Nominated for 2009’s Best

The journal Violence Against Women: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal has announced that a published manuscript authored by Center Director Carol Jordan has been nominated for the journal’s 2009 Best Article Award. The manuscript, “Advancing the Study of Violence Against Women: Evolving Research Agendas into Science” was published by the journal in April 2009. The paper advanced the work of the Center and the field of study on violence against women by proposing creation of a new area of science for understanding and ending all forms of violence against women.

Jordan, C.E. (2009). Advancing the study of violence against women: Evolving research agendas into science. Violence Against Women, 15, 393 – 419.

Decades of research produced by multiple disciplines have documented withering rates of violence against women in the U.S. and around the globe. To further an understanding of gendered violence, a field of research has developed, but recent critiques highlight weaknesses that inhibit a full scientific exploration of these crimes and their impacts. This review extends beyond prior reviews to explore the field’s unique challenges, its community of scientists, and the state of its written knowledge. The review argues for moving beyond “research agendas” and proposes creation of a transdisciplinary science for the field of study of violence against women."

Monday, March 8, 2010

Violence Against Women Gets Worse During Disasters

There was an interesting article in the Toronto Sun concerning Haiti and women's rights.

"Natural disasters, says Denyse Cote, are when women's rights matter most. Which is why the sociology professor at the University of Quebec in the Outauais agreed so readily to be part of Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean's small official delegation to Haiti this week..."

Read the rest of the article here:

Denyse also wrote an article for the Journal of Family Issues on the trivialization of demands transfered from health care workers to patients and thier familys, which can viewed here:

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Women's Human Rights in Iran

From Amnesty International:

"Even though many women's human rights activists in Iran are engaged in peaceful activities, they continue to face harsh repression and punishment from the Iranian government including severe threats, unlawful arrests, and indefinete detentions...

Call on Iranian officials to protect the rights of women's rights activists!"
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NOW Calls for Paterson to Resign - City Room Blog -

NOW Calls for Paterson to Resign - City Room Blog -

"A leading women's rights group that had once praised Gov. David A. Paterson for his work on violence against women is now seeking his resignation, saying his intervention in a domestic violence case involving a top adviser was inappropriate and disappointing..."

Monday, March 1, 2010

Intimate Partner Violence

First post for the month!

New in Violence Against Women: Commentary: Losing the "Gender" in Gender-Based Violence: The Missteps of Research on Dating and Intimate Partner Violence by Elizabeth Reed. Link available in the RSS feed.

For more info on Intimate Partner Violence, listen to Byron Johnson's Podcast from Vol 13, Issue 11, available at: