Weekly News Roundup: Violence Against Women Hurts Us All

Documenting Trauma and Social Violence on the Streets of Chicago and Beyond. (Cure Violence Blog): An interview with Photographer Jon Lowenstein takes us deeper into the world behind the powerful images he captures of violence on the streets of Chicago.

3 Notable Programs Working to Eradicate Violence Against Women (Cure Violence Blog): In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlight the work of three stand-out organizations that work to eradicate the global epidemic of violence against women.

My Brother’s Keeper Is a Keeper (Huffington Post): A new initiative by President Obama addresses the high rates of homicide, violence, and imprisonment that affect men of color and aims to build opportunities for this marginalized population to support them in realizing their full potential.

Milwaukee Homicides Rose 15% Last Year, Reflecting Trend, Report Says (Journal Sentinel): Homicides and shootings in Milwaukee, Wis. continue to follow an upward trend that has been steadily on the rise since 2010.

Children In Deep South ‘Scarred By Violence’ (The Nation): A rising number of children in the deep south of Thailand are victims of traumatic violence and lack appropriate physical and psycho-social care which leaves them at-risk of being prone to violence as adults.

Morehouse Summit to Discuss Violence as Public Health Issue (Georgia Department of Public Health): On April 1-2, public health leaders from Georgia and beyond will discuss the impact of violence on Georgia’s health in the 2014 Dr. Daniel S. Blumenthal Public Health Summit at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Oakland: Law Enforcement Officers, Others Honored For Crime-Reduction Efforts (Inside Bay Area): Officials honored participants involved in the Ceasefire program, modeled after Cure Violence, for playing a significant role to reduce violent crime by 28 percent in East Oakland last year, the most significant decline in 10 years.

Hasbro Children’s Hospital Study Finds Text-Messaging Program Good Option for Keeping Teen Girls Healthy (Lifespan): A text message program to help influence teens’ involvement in fights has been found to be an effective tool for violence prevention with teenage girls and also holds promise for future use with teen boys and non-English speaking patients.

Violence Against Women Hurts Us All (Chron): Violence against women causes increased vulnerability to health problems, and casts a burden on the economy with nearly $6 billion lost due to health care costs and lost productivity.