Corlin, past president of the American Medical Association said: "The United States leads the world—in the rate at which its children die from firearms." He concluded: "Gun violence is a threat to the public health of our country." Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development.In 2013, assault by firearm was the leading cause of death due to interpersonal violence, with 180,000 such deaths estimated to have occurred.The same year, assault by sharp object resulted in roughly 114,000 deaths, with a remaining 110,000 deaths from personal violence being attributed to other causes. There is a strong relationship between levels of violence and modifiable factors such as concentrated poverty, income and gender inequality, the harmful use of alcohol, and the absence of safe, stable, and nurturing relationships between children and parents.Strategies addressing the underlying causes of violence can be effective in preventing violence.My people are from the world’s newest nation of South Sudan and we carry our culture everywhere we go.I love and embrace my culture because that is what I grew up to do and I feel like it has made me the person I am today.Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation", although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional understanding of the word.This definition involves intentionality with the committing of the act itself, irrespective of the outcome it produces.
As an organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams. The Live Your Dream Awards assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills, and employment prospects.
I was born in Cairo, Egypt but my […] What is Machismo?
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As an agency focused not only on treating the effects of abuse and violence, but also preventing them, Synergy offers our STOP Violence programs.
The programs utilize curricula customized for age and gender to teach empathy and respect and introduce youth, parents and school personnel to proven strategies that prevent and overcome bullying behavior and prevent teen dating abuse.