Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women  The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rapedomestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_for_the_Elimination_of_Violence_against_Women

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Prevent violence against women

A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime—a pandemic of global proportions. Unlike an illness, however, perpetrators and even entire societies choose to commit violence—and can choose to stop. Violence is not inevitable – it can be prevented. But it’s not as straightforward as eradicating a virus. There is no vaccine, medication or cure. And there is no one single reason for why it happens.

As such, prevention strategies should be holistic, with multiple interventions undertaken in parallel in order to have long-lasting and permanent effects. Many sectors, actors and stakeholders need to be engaged. More evidence is emerging on what interventions work to prevent violence—from community mobilization to change social norms, to comprehensive school interventions targeting staff and pupils, to economic empowerment and income supplements coupled with gender equality training.

Prevention is the 2015 theme of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign’s 16 days call for action. This year, at the official commemoration at UN Headquarters in New York, the first UN Framework on Preventing Violence against Women will be launched and discussed (ECOSOC Chamber; 10 a.m.–12 noon).

– See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/end-violence-against-women#sthash.ApQIRrxc.dpuf

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November 25, 2015
Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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  1. WH

    Wednesday, November 25, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

    7:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    9:00 AM
    10:00 AM
    10:45 AM
    President Obama meets with his National Security team
    Oval Office

    11:00 AM
    11:15 AM
    Vice President Biden Delivers a Joint Summit Statement with President Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia, President Pahor of Slovenia and European Council President Tusk
    Brdo-Brijuni Process Summit, Zagreb, Croatia

    11:40 AM
    President Obama Statement on Homeland Security after meeting with his National Security team

    12:00 PM
    1:00 PM
    2:00 PM
    2:45 PM
    President Obama pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey
    Rose Garden

    3:00 PM
    4:00 PM
    4:40 PM
    The First Family participates in serving Thanksgiving dinner to the local homeless population and veterans
    Friendship Place Homeless Center, Washington, DC area

    5:00 PM
    6:00 PM
    7:00 PM
    8:00 PM
    9:00 PM
    10:00 PM

  2. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden.

    For more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_for_the_Elimination_of_Violence_against_Women

    • Prevent violence against women

      A staggering one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime—a pandemic of global proportions. Unlike an illness, however, perpetrators and even entire societies choose to commit violence—and can choose to stop. Violence is not inevitable – it can be prevented. But it’s not as straightforward as eradicating a virus. There is no vaccine, medication or cure. And there is no one single reason for why it happens.

      As such, prevention strategies should be holistic, with multiple interventions undertaken in parallel in order to have long-lasting and permanent effects. Many sectors, actors and stakeholders need to be engaged. More evidence is emerging on what interventions work to prevent violence—from community mobilization to change social norms, to comprehensive school interventions targeting staff and pupils, to economic empowerment and income supplements coupled with gender equality training.

      Prevention is the 2015 theme of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign’s 16 days call for action. This year, at the official commemoration at UN Headquarters in New York, the first UN Framework on Preventing Violence against Women will be launched and discussed (ECOSOC Chamber; 10 a.m.–12 noon).

      – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/end-violence-against-women#sthash.ApQIRrxc.dpuf

    • 9/13/1994 Violence Against Women Act

      The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, H.R. 3355) signed as Pub.L. 103-322 by President Bill Clinton (D) on September 13, 1994. The Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted. The Act also established the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice.

      VAWA was drafted by the office of Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), with support from a broad coalition of advocacy groups. The Act passed through Congress with bipartisan support in 1994, clearing the House by a vote of 235–195 and the Senate by a vote of 61–38, although the following year House Republicans attempted to cut the Act’s funding.In the 2000 Supreme Court case United States v. Morrison, a sharply divided Court struck down the VAWA provision allowing women the right to sue their attackers in federal court. By a 5–4 majority, the Court’s conservative wing overturned the provision as an intrusion on states’ rights.

      VAWA was reauthorized by Congress in 2000, and again in December 2005.The Act’s 2012 renewal was fiercely opposed by conservative Republicans, who objected to extending the Act’s protections to same-sex couples and to provisions allowing battered illegal immigrants to claim temporary visas.

      Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violence_Against_Women_Act

  3. Clinton skips MoveOn candidate forum

    November 24, 2015, 06:02 pm By Ben Kamisar – TheHill

    Hillary Clinton skipped the MoveOn.org candidate forum, opting against answering questions from members of one of the nation’s largest progressive groups.

    Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, was not among the candidates taking questions in a video of the event released with little fanfare on Tuesday, as first reported by MSNBC.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.), the other two remaining Democratic presidential candidates, took part in the forum.

    Anna Galland, the executive director of the group’s non-profit wing, warned that the decision could hurt Clinton’s ability to motivate progressives.

    “It’s a shame that Secretary Clinton declined to participate in the MoveOn member forum; she missed an opportunity to speak directly to and energize the progressive base she’ll need in her corner not just to win the nomination but also the general election, if she is the party’s nominee,” she said in a statement.

    “Our forum gave grassroots progressives the chance to pose substantive questions directly to presidential candidates—exactly what democracy is about— and we’re grateful to Sen. Sanders and Gov. O’Malley for participating.”

    The Democratic National Committee blessed the candidate forum in October in response to creeping criticism from O’Malley and other Democrats over the limited number of Democratic debates.

    The party’s first debate in October was the only one of the first three scheduled to take place during a weekday primetime slot, when viewership is higher.

    November’s debate fell on a Saturday night, earning only about half the audience of the first debate. A December debate is scheduled for the Sunday before Christmas.

    For more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/261242-clinton-skips-moveon-candidate-forum

    • MoveOn 2016 Presidential Forum

      Uploaded on Nov 18, 2015

      Democratic Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley answer questions from MoveOn.org members across the country. Visit MoveOn.org/2016forum for more videos.

  4. Jobless Claims in U.S. Decline to Lowest Level in a Month

    November 25, 2015 — 5:30 AM PST Ali Donaldson – bloomberg

    Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four-decade low that shows a resilient labor market.

    First-time jobless claims dropped by 12,000 in the week ended Nov. 21 to 260,000, the fewest in a month, a Labor Department report showed Wednesday. The number of claims reached 255,000 in mid-July, the lowest since December 1973.

    Companies are limiting dismissals as a tighter labor market has made it more difficult to attract and keep skilled laborers. Payrolls increased in October by the most in 10 months while the unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low, indicating robust employment that may persuade the Federal Reserve to raise its benchmark interest rate next month.

    The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of 44 economists projected 270,000 jobless claims, with estimates ranging from 260,000 to 282,000. The previous week’s figures were revised to 272,000 from an initially reported 271,000.

    The four-week average of claims, a less-volatile measure than the weekly figure, held at 271,000.

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-25/jobless-claims-in-u-s-decline-to-lowest-level-in-a-month

  5. Orders for Business Equipment in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast

    November 25, 2015 — 5:30 AM PST Victoria Stilwell – bloomberg

    Orders for U.S. business equipment climbed more than forecast in October, indicating steady domestic demand is encouraging corporate investment even as global sales waver.

    Bookings for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft rose 1.3 percent, the most in three months, after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in September, data from the Commerce Department showed Wednesday. Orders for all durable goods — items meant to last at least three years — climbed 3 percent, almost twice the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey.

    Persistent strength in the U.S., thanks in part to a consumer who has benefited from a better job market, may be encouraging companies to spend more on new equipment after years of underinvestment. A pickup in foreign markets would help fatten the order books of American producers, allaying concerns that global growth is faltering.

    “The fact that consumer spending domestically has been as strong as it has been provides some confidence to businesses,” Millan Mulraine, deputy head of U.S. research and strategy at TD Securities USA LLC in New York, said before the report. As a result, “we’re likely to see a pickup not only in capital investment but also in hiring.”

    For more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-25/orders-for-business-equipment-in-u-s-rise-more-than-forecast

  6. 2015 Brdo-Brijuni Process Summit

    November 2015
    Zagreb, Croatia

    The aim of the meeting is to restore the world’s largest interest of force to solve the most pressing problems in South Eastern Europe. The visit of the high US delegation to the Western Balkans, the positive evaluation of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina who will participate in the regional initiative Hill-Brijuni.

    Hill-Brijuni, bringing together countries of former Yugoslavia and Albania, is an excellent platform for the Vice President will announce that more active involvement of Washington. Key topics for discussion will be the question of stabilization of South East Europe, political and security. BiH will take advantage of the meeting to clearly explain the role of BiH, when it comes to the stability of the entire area of ​​Southeast Europe.

    #BBPZagreb

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    11/25/15 FACT SHEET: U.S. Assistance to the Western Balkans

    • Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden to Travel to Zagreb, Croatia and Rome, Italy

      Tuesday, November 24
      Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden travel to Zagreb, Croatia

      Wednesday, November 25
      Vice President Biden participates in the Brdo-Brijuni Presidential Process hosted by the President of the Republic of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, and the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor

      Vice President Biden holds meetings with President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, Prime Minister Zoran Milanović of Croatia, President Pahor of Slovenia, and President Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia

      Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden travel from Zagreb, Croatia to Rome, Italy

      Friday, November 27
      Vice President Biden meets with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

      Vice President Biden holds a bilateral meeting with Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See.

      Sunday, November 29
      Vice President and Dr. Biden return to Washington, D.C.

      • November 25, 2015

        Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting With European Council President Donald Tusk

        Vice President Joe Biden met today with European Council President Donald Tusk. The two leaders discussed how best to coordinate efforts to deal with the European migration crisis. They also discussed the situation in Syria and Iraq and the fight against ISIL. Finally, the leaders discussed the need for further economic and rule of law reforms to advance Euro-Atlantic integration processes in the Western Balkans.

    • 11:15 AM ET
      Vice President Biden Delivers a Joint Summit Statement with President Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia, President Pahor of Slovenia and European Council President Tusk
      Brdo-Brijuni Process Summit, Zagreb, Croatia

      WhiteHouse.gov http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

    • November 25, 2015

      Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting With Slovenian President Borut Pahor

      Vice President Joe Biden met today with Slovenian President Borut Pahor to discuss bilateral relations and European security issues. The Vice President thanked President Pahor for co-hosting the Brdo-Brijuni summit and for remaining deeply engaged in supporting reform and Euro-Atlantic integration processes in the Western Balkans. The two leaders also discussed European security challenges and the situation in Iraq and Syria.

    • November 27, 2015

      Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting With Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

      Vice President Joe Biden met today with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to discuss bilateral relations, the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, energy security, and other global issues. The Vice President thanked Prime Minister Renzi for Italy’s contributions to international security, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Mediterranean basin. The two leaders discussed our common efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL, counterterrorism cooperation, and efforts to counter violent extremism. On Ukraine, the Vice President and Prime Minister agreed on the need for full implementation of the Minsk agreements. Finally, the Vice President and Prime Minister also discussed energy security and the importance of diversification of sources, supply routes, and fuel types.

    • November 27, 2015

      Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting With Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher

      Vice President Joe Biden met today with Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher. The Vice President and Archbishop discussed efforts to conclude an ambitious agreement on climate change in Paris this December, the effort to degrade and defeat ISIL, countering violent extremism, the current migration crisis in Europe, and other global issues.

  7. America’s services sector bounced back in November

    11/25/15 By Akin Oyedele – Business Insider
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    Growth in America’s services sector bounced back in November.

    Markit Economics’ flash services purchasing manager’s index (PMI) was 56.5 in October, a seven-month high, beating the expectation for 55.

    The report for October showed that overall service-sector activity growth slowed to a four-month low.

    But in November, new-business growth helped lift the sector, even as the outlook for future activity remained relatively dim.

    The services sector remains comparatively a lot more resilient than manufacturing.

    The flash PMI indicates “the economy is on course to grow by just over 2% again in the fourth quarter, providing additional reassurance on the strength of the economy after yesterday’s GDP revision,” said Markit’s Chris Williamson in the release.

    Payrolls, and the pace of jobs creation, continued to be strong in the services sector. Input-cost inflation remained low and below the average since the survey began late in 2009.

  8. November 25, 2015

    Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Tunisia

    The United states condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s terrorist attack against members of Tunisia’s security forces. We extend our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those killed and wounded. We are prepared to assist Tunisian authorities in the coming days as they investigate this attack. Terrorists have sought to use fear and violence to undermine the important gains the Tunisian people have made in pursuit of a democratic, stable, and prosperous country. We will continue to provide robust security, economic, and governance support as they build upon the progress achieved since 2011.

  9. November 25, 2015

    Remarks by the President After Meeting with National Security Team

    Roosevelt Room

    12:02 P.M. EST

    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. I just had a chance to meet with my national security team, including my Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson; my FBI Director, James Comey; and my Attorney General, Loretta Lynch for a regular update on our security posture post-Paris and going into the holiday season.

    I think all of us recognize how horrific and heinous what took place in Paris was. And as I said yesterday, for many of us, the events there touched a deep chord, given the connection between the United States and France, the degree to which Americans see in Paris a way of life that’s so familiar to us here in American cities. And given the shocking images, I know that Americans have been asking each other whether it’s safe here — whether it’s safe to fly or gather. I know that families have discussed their fears about the threat of terrorism around the dinner table, many for the first time since September 11th. And it’s understandable that people worry something similar could happen here. Watching the events in Paris made the threat feel closer to home.

    So as we go into Thanksgiving weekend, I want the American people to know — is that we are taking every possible step to keep our homeland safe.

    First, we’re going after ISIL wherever it hides. That’s been our strategy for more than a year. I’ll speak about this in more detail in the coming weeks, but let me remind the American people of what our coalition of some 65 nations is doing to destroy these terrorists and defeat their ideology.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/25/remarks-president-after-meeting-national-security-team

  10. President Obama pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey
    Rose Garden

    Published on Nov 25, 2015

    President Obama pardons Abe and its alternate Honest, the National Thanksgiving Turkeys, in a Rose Garden ceremony. November 25, 2015.

    • November 25, 2015

      Background on the Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey

      WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, November 25, President Obama will pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden. The President will celebrate the 68th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation, reflect upon the time-honored traditions of Thanksgiving, and wish American families a warm, safe, and healthy holiday.

      The President will pardon Honest and its alternate Abe, both 18-week old, 40-pound turkeys. The names of the turkeys were chosen from submissions from California school children.

      After the pardoning, the turkeys will be on display for visitors at their permanent home at Morven Park’s “Turkey Hill,” the historic turkey farm located at the home of former Virginia Governor Westmoreland Davis (1918-1922) in Leesburg, Virginia.

      Both birds were raised in the Central Valley of California under the supervision of National Turkey Federation Chairman Dr. Jihad Douglas.

      The National Turkey Federation will bring two turkeys from Jaindl Farms for the First Family to donate. These turkeys will be given to Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC.

  11. November 25, 2015

    Statement by the President

    Today I have signed into law S. 1356, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.” I vetoed an earlier version of this legislation that failed to authorize funding for our national defense in a fiscally responsible manner. As I noted at the time, my first and most important responsibility, as President and Commander in Chief, is keeping the American people safe. The bill that the Congress originally presented to me was not acceptable. In addition to authorizing inadequate funding for our military, it would have prevented a range of necessary military reforms. It included language that would reenact, and in some cases expand, restrictions concerning the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay that I have repeatedly argued are counterproductive in the fight against terrorism.

    Following my veto of the previous bill, the Congress approved ‑‑ and I have signed into law ‑‑ the “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015,” which revises discretionary spending caps for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 by providing significant relief from sequestration for both defense and non-defense priorities. The agreement in place helps ensure that relief from sequestration is paid for in a balanced way. The Congress has now revised the National Defense Authorization Act to incorporate these new funding changes and has altered the funding authorization provisions to which I objected. I am therefore signing this annual defense authorization legislation because it includes vital benefits for military personnel and their families, authorities to facilitate ongoing operations around the globe, and important reforms to the military retirement system, as well as partial reforms to other military compensation programs. It also codifies key interrogation-related reforms from Executive Order 13491, which I strongly support.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/11/25/statement-president

  12. The First Family participates in serving Thanksgiving dinner to the local homeless population and veterans
    Friendship Place Homeless Center, Washington, DC area

    Published on Nov 25, 2015

  13. US activists to launch Guantánamo protest along camp’s perimeter
    Members of Witness Against Torture, seeking camp’s closure, to begin protest on Wednesday before a fast starting on Thanksgiving in solidarity with inmates

    Wednesday 25 November 2015 11.05 EST TheGuardian

    Fourteen peace activists from across the United States will begin a protest vigil and fast along the perimeter fence of the US military detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Wednesday in an attempt to draw attention to what they consider to be ongoing human rights abuses at the prison.

    The protesters are all members of Witness Against Torture, a group which campaigns to have Guantánamo shut down. They plan to set up camp as close as they can to the 107 remaining detainees still being held at the facility. They will then begin a fast on Thanksgiving in symbolic solidarity with the 47 men inside the prison who have been cleared for release but are still trapped in legal limbo having never been charged with any crime, many of whom have been on hunger strike.

    The group, ranging in age from 25 to 65 and drawn from across the US, has strong ties with the Catholic workers movement but also includes Protestants, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists. “We see Guantánamo as a radical assault on the rule of law and the alleged pillars of American democracy, and we call on the US to obey the values it claims to hold dear,” said Jeremy Varon, an associate professor of history at the New School in New York and the one atheist among the group.

    For more: http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/nov/25/guantanamo-bay-protest-thanksgiving-fast

  14. WH

    Thursday, November 26, 2015

    All Times Eastern

    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    The First Family celebrates Thanksgiving
    White House

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  15. November 25, 2015

    Weekly Address: This Thanksgiving, Recognizing the Greatness of American Generosity

    Remarks of President Barack Obama
    Weekly Address
    The White House
    November 26, 2015

    Hi, everybody. In 1620, a small band of pilgrims came to this continent, refugees who had fled persecution and violence in their native land. Nearly 400 years later, we remember their part in the American story — and we honor the men and women who helped them in their time of need.

    Thanksgiving is a day for food and football, and for hoping the turkey didn’t turn out too dry. But it’s also a day to count our blessings and give back to others — a reminder that no matter our circumstances, all of us have something to be grateful for. Maybe it’s good health, a new addition to the family, or a child taking a next step toward college or a career. Maybe it’s a new job, or long overdue raise. Maybe it’s something as simple, and as important, as the chance to spend time with the people who matter most.

    Of course, every American can be thankful for the chance to live in a country founded on the belief that all of us are created equal. And as President, I’m thankful that I get to see the best of America every day — the courage of our troops and veterans, the resilience of our families, and the basic goodness of the ordinary people who call this country.

    On this uniquely American holiday, we also remember that so much of our greatness comes from our generosity. There’s the generosity of Americans who volunteer at food banks and shelters, making sure that no one goes hungry on a day when so many plates are full. There’s the generosity of Americans who take part not just in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but Giving Tuesday — recognizing that in the holiday season, what you give is as important as what you get.

    For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/weekly-address

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