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‘A pandemic inside of a pandemic’: Panel discusses domestic violence crisis

“Violence on the Rise: The Troubled Relationship Between Covid-19 and Domestic Violence” led by Carrie Benson, the prevention and education coordinator in Pitt’s Sexual Violence Prevention Office, and Paula Davis, the associate vice chancellor for diversity in the School of Health Science, took place on Wednesday and was the next installment of Pitt’s ‘This is not Normal’ town hall series.

By Anushay Chaudhry, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

According to Rhonda Fleming, the director of education and outreach for the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped domestic violence. 

Editorial: In the time of COVID-19, here’s how you can help domestic violence victims

Many shelters are still accepting donations of food and especially money.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 5, 2020

But actually, there’s a lot we can do, just from inside our houses. 

AAU report backs up stats about domestic violence at college

Katie Pope, the associate vice chancellor for civil rights and Title IX, said the percentage is an underestimate because of difficulties people find in reporting sexual assault and misconduct.

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Out of about 8,000 victims of domestic violence that the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh serves every year, 1,300 are between 18 and 24 years of age.

Editorial: Closing the boyfriend loophole could save partners of abusers

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By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 2, 2019

The NRA's stance is anti-woman and overlooks the dangers people face from intimate partners who own guns and have shown tendencies toward violent, abusive or stalker-like behaviors.

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Woman victim of domestic violence and abuse

By Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh

November 1, 2017

Three women in the U.S. each day are murdered by their intimate partners. This number is shocking, especially because we often only hear when a victim of domestic or dating violence is murdered when it involves a celebrity or sports figure, or if it happens locally.  Sadly, on Oct. 8, the Pittsburg...

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