Domestic Violence News & Resources
Women Face Challenges of South Sudan by Paul Jeffrey
12/01/2013 response senior correspondent Paul Jeffrey gave readers an intimate look at several aspects of life in Sudan, including the Darfur region and the new nation of South Sudan when the area was the focus of United Methodist Women’s geographic mission study in 2009 and 2010. Since then, he has continued to visit the region to report on its progress and its humanitarian crises. This month Mr. Jeffrey introduces us to three women whose very different lives reflect some of the region’s current challenges
Meet the United Methodist Women of Cameroon! by Rev. Nkemba Ndjungu
11/15/2013 United Methodist Women are always dynamic, and members in Cameroon are no different. The women of Cameroon are organizing seminars, developing income generating projects and providing scholarships to help ensure that women are equipped to lead, and are empowered to implement lasting change.
Serving the Nation Under Threat of Sexual Assault
10/28/2013 Women and girls around the world face violence and persecution every day. Amnesty International estimates that, “At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.” The high frequency for gender-based violence constitutes a global epidemic. One arena where sexual assault and under-reporting has been most prevalent is in the military.
Stories of Peacemakers: Domestic Violence by Julie Taylor
10/01/2013 “Shades of Violence, Paths to Healing” was the theme of an opening gathering on domestic violence and abuse sponsored jointly by the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. It was an event that featured experts’ statistics as well as the personal stories of those who suffered various forms of domestic violence and abuse. It highlighted the need for being peacemakers in our communities.
Surviving Domestic Violence by Stephanie Greiner
10/01/2013 When I registered for National Seminar 2011 I learned of the four areas of focus for United Methodist Women: human trafficking, climate change, immigration and domestic violence. I could sign up for the area I wanted to learn more about. I selected domestic violence. At that point I had no idea my life would be changed.
Meeting Challenges in a Changing Community by Beryl Goldberg
10/01/2013 For more than 100 years the Neighborhood Center of Utica, N.Y., has been a source of aid to the local community. Founded as the Italian Settlement House by the Women’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, it was renamed The Neighborhood Center in 1945. As the community has changed, so have the services the center offers.
The Wesley Center by Katie Dwyer
09/30/2013 At the Wesley Center in Eugene, Ore., young people put their faith in action for justice work on issues as diverse as assault prevention, gay rights, disability activism and ethnic identity organizing.
Stories of Peacemakers: Japan by Dr. Renee Campbell
09/18/2013 While attending the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations through United Methodist Women, Dr. Renee Campbell, the Executive Director of Wesley House Community Services in Louisville, KY learned from international delegate Suzuyo Takazato from Japan of the years of rapes and violence being imposed on the women of Okinawa, Japan by US service members. With that, she started a T-Shirt campaign to give voice and tribute to those women and their families.
A Room Without a View, Ever by Janis Rosheuvel
07/01/2013 Film director Angad Singh Bhalla talks about his new film "Herman's House" and keeping more than 80,000 humans in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.
Offering Hope by Myka Kennedy Stephens
06/01/2013 Deaconess Rachel Patman works to prevent domestic violence before it begins in rural Virginia.
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