NEW YORK WOMEN'S AGENDA (NYWA) is a coalition of women professionals, organizations, and community activists who support the diversity and interests of NY women through collaboration, advocacy, and education.
OUR 20th ANNIVERSARY
Breaking the Silence to End Domestic Violence Committee Newsletter
New York Latinas Against Domestic Violence: Gladys Ricart and Victims of Domestic Violence Memorial "Bride's" Walk
When: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Where: Fort Washington Heights Presbyterian Church - Wadsworth Avenue and West 174th Street - Washington Heights, New York.
Domestic Violence Support Group
New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP): Domestic Violence Support Group
Program: ASSERT: A Safe Space to Explore Relationships Together
AVP is offering a new counseling group: ASSERT. A group where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and HIV-affected survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence create a safe space filled with choice, and share ways to support themselves and each other.
Child Abduction Cases Involving Domestic Violence Seminar
"Mothers and Children Seeking Safety in the U.S.: A Study of International Child Abduction Cases Involving Domestic Violence"
Jeffrey Edleson, Professor, University of Minnesota
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Since the implementation of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in the late 1980s, thousands of abused women have faced complex litigation after seeking safety in the United States. Many have had their children ordered returned to the country from which they fled and often to their abusive partner's custody.
In commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please join us for a special presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Edleson, Dr. Taryn Lindhorst and Ms. Sudha Shetty. The presenters will discuss the findings of a newly-completed, NIJ-funded study focusing on the experiences of women who as victims of domestic violence in another country, come to the U.S. in an effort to protect themselves and their children, and then face international child abduction procedures under the Hague Convention. The presenters will highlight the complex legal and safety issues affecting women and children, and discuss the legal, social, and policy implications of these cases.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Yolanda Curtis at Yolanda.Curtis@usdoj.gov or 202-305-2554.
The seminar is free but you must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.