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Cause of Death: Woman – an investigative report on violence against women. One in three women around the world is subjected to physical, sexual or some other form of violence during her lifetime. Between 2010 and 2012 we examined the situation in ten countries. In each country we met women who had survived violence and people working for change. With the help of relatives we were also able to tell the story of a woman who had been killed. you can see the result on our website, where you will find 150 articles from all over the world. You can also download course material and a Do-It-Yourself exhibition.


Domestic Violence Memorial – we are dedicated to honoring the victims of domestic violence related homicide, to providing a voice for their family members and friends, and to promoting validated methods of domestic violence homicide prevention. We look forward to the day that our most fervent wish will come true - that no other family will have to suffer such a profound loss due to the senseless crime of domestic violence.


Homicide Research Working Group at University of Central Florida – forges links between research, epidemiology, and practical programs to reduce levels of mortality from violence; promotes improved data quality and the linking of diverse homicide data sources; fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research on lethal and non-lethal violence; encourages more efficient sharing of techniques for measuring and analyzing homicide; creates and maintain a communication network among those collecting, maintaining and analyzing homicide datasets; and generates a stronger working relationship among homicide researchers.


International Homicide Investigators Association – the primary mission of the IHIA is to assist and support law enforcement agencies and death investigation professionals by providing leadership, training, resources, and expertise that will enhance their ability to solve cases, Fredricksburg, VA.


Intimate Violence Deaths in the News – a compilation of daily news articles about deaths that occur in the context of a past or present intimate relationship, or resulted from violence used in an intimate way, as well as domestic animal abuse fatalities from around the United States.


Men Who Murder Their Families: What the Research Tells Us (scroll down) the experts discuss cases of domestic violence that escalate to homicide followed by suicide. Although the economy and unemployment are risk factors, prior domestic violence is by far the number one risk factor. The men usually display possessive, obsessive and jealous behavior, and they typically use guns to threaten and terrorize before they use them to kill (National Institute of Justice seminar recorded June 2, 2009).


National Center on Child Fatality Review – the mission is to develop and promote a nationwide system of Child Fatality Review Teams to improve the health, safety and well being of children and reduce preventable child fatalities and severe injuries, El Monte, CA.

National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative
at Northern Arizona Universityour mission is to provide technical assistance for the reviewing of domestic violence related deaths with the underlying objectives of preventing them in the future, preserving the safety of battered women, and holding accountable both the perpetrators of domestic violence and the multiple agencies and organizations that come into contact with the parties, Flagstaff, AZ.

National MCH Center for Child Death Review, Michigan Public Health Institute – a resource center for state and local CDR programs, funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. It promotes, supports and enhances child death review methodology and activities at the state, community and national levels, Washington, DC.


National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc.® – the mission is to make the difference through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness, Cincinnati, OH.


Silent Witness National Initiative provides a map of the U.S. showing how each state is doing in reducing domestic homicide rates for women. It also includes statistics per state, Minneapolis, MN.

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