Violence http://wesa.fm en Activists Rally to End Gender-Based Violence http://wesa.fm/post/activists-rally-end-gender-based-violence <p>Many women will celebrate Valentine’s Day by spending some quality time with their significant others, but there are many other women who will spend the day in fear of intimate partner violence.</p><p>That’s why <a href="https://www.facebook.com/newvoicespgh">New Voices Pittsburgh</a>, a community based organization dedicated to the health and well-being of black women and girls, is organizing a rally to end gender-based violence, to be held at noon Friday at Market Square.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:37:08 +0000 Liz Reid 24253 at http://wesa.fm Preventing Homicides Through Early Intervention http://wesa.fm/post/preventing-homicides-through-early-intervention <p>Each year, the city of Pittsburgh sees more than 100 homicides.</p><p>A <a href="http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/home/news/in-the-news/articleid/1560/pitt-public-health-study-finds-nearly-a-third-of-pittsburgh-homicides-might-have-been-prevented">new study </a>by the University of Pittsburgh suggests that 30% of last year’s homicides could have been prevented by early intervention.</p><p>Richard Garland, M.S.W., visiting instructor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Steven Albert, Ph.D., chairman of the department, co-authored the study and say most of the criminal activity was a result of peer violence, not gang-related violence.</p><p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:10:12 +0000 Katherine Blackley 18698 at http://wesa.fm Preventing Homicides Through Early Intervention With Community Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Can Be A Hidden Wound http://wesa.fm/post/community-violence-post-traumatic-stress-can-be-hidden-wound <p>Rachel Zwipf is packing. Boxes scattered around her home are being filled with pots, children’s toys and framed photos.<br /><br />She’s moving to North Carolina, leaving behind a good job, her family and painful memories of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;</p><p>"His name was Sean Thompson, but we all called him Lydell," she said.</p><p>Two summers ago, Zwipf’s fiancé was murdered in Lawrenceville, just a few blocks from their home. They were already planning to move. Thompson had spent years in jail for a slew of offenses and wanted a new start.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:27:13 +0000 Erika Beras 15699 at http://wesa.fm With Community Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Can Be A Hidden Wound