domestic violence http://wkms.org en Carmen Lowry on Social Change and Empowerment Initatives http://wkms.org/post/carmen-lowry-social-change-and-empowerment-initatives <p>Carmen Lowry's humanitarian work with the International Rescue Committee has recently taken her to Lebanon and Iraqi Kurdistan. Her focus is programming involving social change, empowerment, and addressing gender-based violence. She visits Kate Lochte on <em>Sounds Good </em>to speak about her work.</p><p></p><blockquote><p> "You know, I think what really drives me in this work is this notion that we can really make a difference, that we can create a world where people are valued, a world where, in particular, women are valued, where we don't have that level of violence."</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:54:31 +0000 Kate Lochte 39485 at http://wkms.org Carmen Lowry on Social Change and Empowerment Initatives Domestic Violence Bill Passes Out of Committee http://wkms.org/post/domestic-violence-bill-passes-out-committee <p>A bill filed that would expand domestic violence protection for unmarried couples in Kentucky has cleared committee and is headed for a vote before the full state House.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:54:26 +0000 Jonathan Meador 37921 at http://wkms.org Domestic Violence Bill Passes Out of Committee Violence Against Women Costly For TN http://wkms.org/post/violence-against-women-costly-tn <p></p><p>A recent study shows violence against women in Tennessee costs the state more than $880 million&nbsp; annually.</p><p>The study was done by the Tennessee Economic Council on Women and presented at a recent women's summit in Nashville. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:16:22 +0000 The Associated Press 36146 at http://wkms.org Ross Domestic Violence Center Opens in Lexington http://wkms.org/post/ross-domestic-violence-center-opens-lexington <p>A domestic violence center honoring Amanda Ross, who was killed by former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn, has officially opened its doors in Lexington. Amanda’s mother, Diana, spoke about her daughter’s passing at a press conference Monday and how her family hoped to turn grief into action.</p><p><em>"I know Amanda would be honored to become the name and the face for every victim of domestic violence," she said. "The thought that Amanda's life has made a difference lifted us up and gave us reason to carry on."</em></p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:14:30 +0000 Josh James (KPR) 23284 at http://wkms.org Ross Domestic Violence Center Opens in Lexington