Monday, December 22, 2008

Violence against women on increase in U.S.

Sobering and important report from Human Rights Watch on the state of human rights in our own country, particularly the safety and well-being of women:

Story from Human Rights Watch via truthout.

Note the suggested actions for Congress and put on New Year's resolutions list.

Human Rights Watch's website is here.

Photo/poster: World Health Organization.


pj said...

Not surprising in a time when people are feeling powerless, angry, and scared. Which is not an excuse, just a fact. :(

Lauralew said...

I came to comment and found that PJ had said what I planned to say. Powerless people many times need to strike out. And unfortunately, those who strike out choose their victims with some impunity.