Skip to comments.Meeting addresses domestic violence issues
Posted on 12/30/2009 4:11:30 PM PST by SandRat
KIRKUK To better understand the root cause of domestic violence, Iraqi Police, Pena Women's Cultural Center members and U.S forces conducted a meeting on the subject here, Dec. 21.
Domestic violence is any form of physical, non-physical or sexual abuse, which takes place either in or outside of the home, according to James, a law-enforcement specialist working with 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment.
At this meeting the participants discussed how the IP could better deal with victims reporting domestic violence, causes of domestic violence, the cycle of violence, different support services and the effects of domestic violence on children, according to James.
"The PWCC and IP really took a step forward today," said 1st Lt. Anthony McClanahan, 3rd Platoon leader, 1-30 Inf. Reg., of Durant, Iowa. "Being able to have both groups present in a meeting will make everyone more aware of the needs of the other group."
Right now the country is changing and domestic violence is being recognized as one factor that is holding the country back from prosperity and growth, according to one of the PWCC women attending the meeting.
Some of the issues the IP need to be aware of, are women being judged when reporting domestic violence, the need for a domestic violence specialist at IP stations and ideas to help ease the process of reporting domestic violence, according to Zhyan Hussan Aif, a leader with the PWCC.
One of the biggest issues is the victim being judged when they go into the IP station, according to Zhyan. Many of the victims are looked at and grouped as criminals when they go in; this could be solved by having a domestic violence specialist at the station.
There is a need for a specialist in domestic violence or a room the victim could go to in order to report the abuse to the IP station, according to Zhyan. "If these services were available then the victim could bypass the process of telling their story to five or six IP members and be able to immediately report the situation safely."
Another plan the PWCC mentioned is to start a specialized hotline number so victims can report domestic violence more easily and at any time, according to Zhyan. If there was a number the victims could call they could report the domestic violence and receive rehabilitation from PWCC.
“1st Lt. Anthony McClanahan, 3rd Platoon leader, 1-30 Inf. Reg., of Durant, Iowa...”
WTF is a combat soldier doing being involved in this?
It’s our feminized military at work. Sad really, one of the few redeeming things about Muslim countries is that they have not fallen for all this feminist BS that the rest of the world has. I guess that’s about to go out the window now here as well, at least until the US is forced to withdraw.
Boy howdy. All that crap will really bring the muzzies around, won’t it.
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