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  • 3.23.07 - Gulf Daily News, The Voice of Bahrain
    Domestic violence is not a gender issue, it affects women and men and both need rehabilitation, whether they are the abuser, or the victim, says Erin Pizzey, founder of the world’s first refuge for battered women, who is in Bahrain until Monday as an adviser to the Aisha Yateem Family Counselling Centre, which opened in Hamad Town on Wednesday. … Pizzey said the centre aimed to restore and uphold family values, not to destroy them.
  • 3.22.07 - Erin Pizzey urges caseworkers in Bahrain “not to make the same mistakes that their Western sisters have made.”
    Gulf Daily News, The Voice of Bahrain
    Manama A NEW rehabilitation centre, which aims to aid battered women and protect families from social, psychological and legal problems, was opened in Hamad Town yesterday. Her Highness Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa … opened the Aisha Yateem Family Counselling Centre, the first of its kind in the region.
  • 3.13.07 - Erin Pizzey urges Sen. Richard Lugar not to co-sponsor I-VAWA
  • 1.22.07 - Daily Mail article profiles Erin Pizzey, founder of the world’s first battered women’s shelter
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    By ignoring the founders’ original visions, we have created the circumstances that cause the problems mentioned in the following articles:

    “Both sides in this controversy—the feminists and the fathers’ advocates—see wrongdoing, arrogance, and abuse of power by the courts and the social welfare agencies.

    Thirty years ago the founders of the shelter movement, Erin Pizzey and Sandra Orozco, dared to dream of including both parents in a program designed to reduce the victimization of kids caught in the middle of custody disputes. Looking into the details of the case featured in “The Parent Trap” one finds that the behavior of both parents was deplorable, yet “the feminists and the fathers’ advocates” would each have us believe that they represent the victim. Enough already!

    • 12.17.06 — Vallejo Times-Herald: Domestic Abuse: Does money fuel false allegations?

    A lot of the domestic violence laws were enacted in the mid ’80s, for good reason, Scott said. “But now, since the 1990s, they’re being exploited by crafty people…who prompt clients with stuff like, ‘Are you fearful of anything?’
    the law changed recently on child custody, and now if there’s been a finding of domestic violence, the party found to have been violent, can’t get custody
    It’s a real injustice,” he said, because it takes away officer time, court time and other resources from real victims. “It undermines the credibility of all domestic violence victims then.”
    Garcia said police could make more domestic violence arrests if they could get federal funding to assign a detective to investigate claims and follow up with victims, which could lead to increased prosecution.


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