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Avon Global Center in the News Archive

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2012-2013

Zambia:  Let's Protect the Girl-Child
All Africa, June 8, 2013

America's 'War on Drugs' Proving Costly to Argentine Women
The Crime Report, May 24, 2013

El 56 por Ciento de las Mujeres Presas en Argentina es por Delitos de Drogas
Argendiario, May 18, 2013

Mas de la Mitad de las Presas Estan por Causas Narcos
Diario Popular Policiales, May 17, 2013

Mas de la Mitad de las Presas en Argentina Cumplen Condenas por Trafico de Drogas
Clarin Policiales, May 16, 2013

En Argentina la Mayoria de las Mujeres Van Presas por Narcotrafico
UPI Espanol, May 16th, 2013

Law School Report Targets Argentine Women Prisoners
Cornell Law School Spotlight, May 16, 2013

Avon Global Center for Women and Justice Releases Report on Women in Prison in Argentina
Cornell Chronicle, May 16, 2013

Abused, then accused
Times Union, May 16, 2013

Attacks Spike, but Acid Still as Easy as to Buy Noodles
The Times of India, April 29th, 2013

The Avon Global Center Joins the UN in Efforts to End Violence Against Women and Girls
Cornell Law School Spotlight, April 02, 2013

The Women-Behind-Bars Paradox - Double Trouble: Victims of Violence Are More Likely to be Imprisoned
Women in the World Foundation, March 18, 2013

Breaking Through: Innovative Solutions to End Violence Against Women
The Daily Beast, March 8, 2013

VAWA Passes Senate, Turning Attention to House
Women's E-News, February 12, 2013

Throwing Vitriol: When did people start using acid as a weapon?
Slate, February 4, 2013

Zambia: Cornell Law School and WLSA Report that Schoolgirls in Zambia Confront Widespread Sexual Abuse
Gender Links, Nov. 26, 2012

Perspectives on Sexual Violence from Cornell's Recent Women and Justice Conference
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy Blog, November 15, 2012

Conference and Report Address Sexual Violence Against Girls in Southern Africa
Cornell Law School Spotlight, October 25, 2012

Law School Issues Report on Sexual Violence in Zambia
Cornell Chronicle, October 24, 2012

Cornell Researchers Contribute to African Sexual Abuse Report
Ithaca Journal, October 21, 2012

"Create Child-Friendly Courts"
Daily Mail (Zambia), October 21, 2012

"Stiff Punishment for Child Defilers is Not a Solution"
Times of Zambia, October 20, 2012

Women, Children, and International Human Rights
American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Pro Bono, and Public Interest, October 5, 2012

Sexual Violence Against Girls in Schools: When Cornell Sent Me to Zambia
Genevieve Ballinger, Cornell Daily News, October 19, 2012

Cornell Law School and Women and Law in Southern Africa Report that School Girls in Zambia Confront Widespread Sexual Abuse
USA Education News, October 19, 2012

Zambian Schoolgirls Face Rampant Sexual Violence
Women's eNews, October 18, 2012

Go On! 2012 Women and Justice Conference: Sexual Violence Against Girls in Southern Africa, Cornell Law School
IntLawGrrls Blog, October 9, 2012

2011-2012

How India Is Failing Its Women, Ctd. 
The Dish, The Daily Beast, August 1, 2012

Más del 30 por ciento de los jueces en América Latina son mujeres, revela artículo de la revista Americas Quarterly
Runrunes, July 26, 2012

BANGLADESH: Is stop violence advocacy working?  Author tracks acid crime
Women News Network, July 11, 2012

Litigation as a Measure of Well-Being, Blog Post by Faculty Director, Professor Sital Kalantry
IntLawGrrls Blog, June 1, 2012

Civil litigation rates tied to growth, Human Development Index, literacy: Study
The Times of India, April 10, 2012

Press Clippings from 2011 Women and Justice Conference

2010-2011

NY bill introduced that would allow judges to shorten prison sentences for survivors of domestic violence
Women's eNews, June 10, 2011

Avon Global Center Releases New Report on Access to Justice for Domestic Violence Survivor-Defendants, Finds Victims of Domestic Violence who Commit Crimes Fave Long Prison Terms  
Cornell Chronicle, June 7, 2011

Avon Global Center Releases New Report, Highlights Proposed Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act as an Important Way to Address Some of the Challenges Survivor-Defendants Face in Accessing Justice 
Women's eNews, June 8, 2011

Study Backs Leniency for Domestic Abuse Victims Who Break the Law
New York Law Journal Online, June  9, 2011

Abused - Again:  Judges & legal system further batter victims, says new report
Daily News, June 12, 2011

Shorter prison time sought for abused women in NY
Newsday.com,  June 13, 2011

Alternative sentences sought for domestic violence victims
Legislative Gazette.com,  June 13, 2011

Panel discussion entitled "From Protection to Punishment:  Barriers to Justice for Domestic Violence Survivor-Defendants in New York State."
New York Law Journal,  March 17, 2011

Avon Global Center Hosts International Delegation of Women Studying U.S. Laws and the U.S. Court Systems Under the Auspices of the U.S. Department of State 
Syracuse News, March 8, 2011

Avon Global Center leads Cornell Law School Team in Trial Advocacy Training Program on Trafficking in Persons in Liberia
The Cornell Review, March 7, 2011

Executive Director Sara Lula Interview with the UN on the Benefits of and Potential for Engaging the Private Sector in Human Rights Matters
IPS News, March 1, 2011

Avon Global Center report on combating acid violence praises Bangladesh for steps taken to reduce acid attacks
Women's eNews, January 28, 2011

Avon Global Center releases new report on acid violence, highlights the role of governments and corporations in reducing acid attacks
Cornell Chronicle, January 27, 2011

Avon Global Center for Women and Justice Faculty Director, Professor Sital Kalantry, quoted in an article on Acid Violence
Ms. Magazine Blog, April 8, 2011

2009-2010

Avon Global Center Steering Committee member, Hon. Ann C. Williams, is a recipient of the Edward J. Devitt Distinguished Service to Justice Award
United States Courts, June 2010

Avon Products CEO Andrea Jung honored by the Clinton Global Initiative for her commitment to women's empowerment and economic advancement
USA Today,  Sept. 24, 2010

Avon Global Center for Women and Justice Faculty Director, Professor Sital Kalantry, quoted in an article on abused women in prison. Internet Press Service, Sept. 21, 2010

International Delegation of Women Leaders Visits Law School
Cornell Chronicle, March 17, 2010

Panel Ponders Justice System's Handling of Crimes Born of Domestic Violence
Cornell Chronicle, March 1, 2010

Alumna Sara Lulo selected to lead AVON Global Center for Women and Justice

Sital Kalantry and Jocelyn Getgen recognized for their dedication to the advancement of women

Cornell Law School's New Avon Center Seeks to Stem Violence Against Women Worldwide by Working with Judges
Cornell Law School, March 2009

Law School unveils center for women and justice, funded with $1.5 million from Avon foundation
Cornell University News Service, March 3, 2009

Grant Helping to Establish Women's Center at Cornell Law School
The Ithaca Journal, March 5, 2009

Avon Foundation Commit $1.75 Million to Help End Violence Against Women
Foundation Center, March 5, 2009

Avon Commits over $1.75 Million for Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
Congoo, March 4, 2009

Avon engagiert sich in neuen Partnerschaften zur Beendigung der Gewalt an Frauen
WomenWeb.de - Der Klick der Frauen, March, 4, 2009

Reese Witherspoon Pushes to End Domestic Violence
Contact Music, March 4, 2009

Avon Commits over $1.75 Million to End Violence Against Women
PNN Online, March 4, 2009

Avon dedica mais de $1,75 milhão para novas parcerias para o término da violência contra a mulher
Porto Fator, Brazil, March 4, 2009 

Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
KOAM TV, March 4, 2009

New justice center to push for end to violence against women
Trading Markets, March 4, 2009

Video: Avon Commits over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
Media Relations and Event Management, March 4, 2009

Avon Commits over $1.75 Million for New Partnership to End Violence Against Women
Kcoy.com, March 3, 2009

Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
Congoo, March 3, 2009

New U.S. justice center established to push for end to violence against women
Xinhua Online, March 3, 2009

New U.S. justice center established to push for end to violence against women
People's Daily Online, March 3, 2009  

Vídeo: Avon cede 1,75 millones de dólares estadounidenses para nuevas asociaciones y luchar contra la violencia de género
Sys-Con Belgium, March 3, 2009

Vidéo: Avon engage plus de 1,75 million US$ dans de nouveaux partenariats destinés à lutter contre les violences faites aux femmes
Sys-Con, March 3, 2009

Video: Avon engagiert sich mit über 1,75 Mio. USD in neuen Partnerschaften zur Beendigung der Gewalt gegen Frauen
Sys-Con: March 3, 2009 

Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
WDAM: NBC-7, March 3, 2009

Avon Grant To Bring Women's Center To Cornell
News Channel 36, March 3, 2009 

KXLT - Fox 47 Rochester MN News, Weather and Sports -Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
My Fox 47.com, March 3, 2009 

Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
Finet (Trad), March 3, 2009

Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
WDBJ CBS-7, March 3, 2009 

Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
Kcauty.com, March 3, 2009 

MultiVu Video Feed: Award-Winning Actress Reese Witherspoon and Avon Launch New Global Mobilization Efforts to End Violence Against Women
Advanced Financial Network, March 3, 2009 

MultiVu Video Feed: Award-Winning Actress Reese Witherspoon and Avon Launch New Global Mobilization Efforts to End Violence Against Women
Alpha Trade Finance, March 3, 2009

Video: Avon Commits Over $1.75 Million for New Partnerships to End Violence Against Women
WTOL 11, March 3, 2009