December 2011

Cost of Intimate Partner Violence in the Workplace

Today the Post-Gazette published the following letter to the editor by STANDING FIRM director Pat Cluss on the high cost of intimate partner violence in the workplace. FISA Foundation is quite proud to support STANDING FIRM’s work to help businesses address this crucial issue. Partner violence also takes a toll … Read More >

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CDC: Violence Against Women is More Prevalent than Previously Thought

On average, 24 people per minute (mostly women) are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States, according to findings released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report findings also underscore violence as a major public health burden and demonstrate how violence can have impacts that last a lifetime. For more information about NISVS, including the executive summary and study details, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/nisvs. Read More >

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Violence Against Women Needs Action

by Richard Lapchick, ESPN Commentary http://espn.go.com/espn/commentary/story/_/page/lapchick-111130/the-public-underwhelming-reaction-athletes-assault-women This is a terrific call to action.  Lapchick raises significant questions about the kinds of abuse that generate public outrage and the kinds that don’t.      

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