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NCJ Number: NCJ 184578     Find in a Library
Title: Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence; Closing: Maxine Waters
Author(s): Maxine Waters ; Nita Carter
Corporate Author: Vickii Coffey & Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 09/1999
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-WT-VX-0002
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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Presenters, including Congresswoman Maxine Waters, focus on domestic violence resources for "women of color."
Abstract: Nita Carter, a project manager for the National Women of Color Network, discusses the work of this organization. The Network was formed to support the work of women-of-color activists who are addressing issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. The Network promotes and supports networking and leadership development for women of color. It enhances their capacity to develop and define culturally specific approaches for these victims of domestic violence. The Network has produced a resource guide that profiles the work of activists and programs that are doing culturally specific work to address domestic violence with communities of color. Congresswoman Maxine Waters reviews the progress that has been made in increasing public awareness of domestic violence and providing services to its victims. She advises, however, that there is still much to do to educate youth about how to recognize the characteristics of an abuser and avoid abusive relationships. There is still much in American culture that promotes violence against and the abuse of women. What is needed is a continuing and expanded movement of activists and advocates who will lobby legislators and influence the media to focus on what is happening to many women who are being regularly abused by intimate partners.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Minorities ; Victim services ; Domestic assault ; Domestic violence causes ; Domestic assault prevention ; NIJ final report
Note: Proceedings of the Next Millennium Conference: Ending Domestic Violence
   
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