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Violence Against Women in the United States: Statistics Despite the fact that advocacy groups like NOW have worked for two decades to halt the epidemic of gender-based violence and sexual assault, the numbers are still shocking. It is time to renew our national pledge, from the President and Congress on down to City Councils all across the nation to END violence against women and men, girls and boys. This effort must also be carried on in workplaces, schools, churches, locker rooms, the military, and in courtrooms, law enforcement, entertainment and the media. NOW pledges to continue our work to end this violence and we hope you will join us in our work. In 2005, 1,181 women were murdered by an intimate partner. 1 That's an average of three women every day.
Murder: The Leading Cause of Death for Pregnant Women April 23, 2003 By Kim Curtis, Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO—The death of Laci Peterson, as well as the unsolved murder of another pregnant woman whose torso washed up in San Francisco Bay, points to a disturbing phenomenon well known to police, health advocates and experts on battered women: the leading cause of death for pregnant women is homicide. "People think that pregnancy is a joyful, happy time for families.
As we ran from Cairo's Tahrir Square into the side streets, protesters smashed pavements and threw them at the black-clad security troopers in their ill-fitting helmets.
Many women feel energized by the visible role they played in the revolution The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights has had a flood of new members Women will no longer suffer sexual harassment in silence, say activists (CNN) -- A couple of days after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, 24-year-old Nawara Belal was driving in Cairo when she was verbally abused by an army officer. "I got out of my car, opened the door of his car and slapped him in the face," she said.