Native American Women and Rape - and - Avon's Response to Domestic Violence
February 25, 2010
Hosted by Susan Bartelstone
According to Amnesty International, Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than women of other ethnic groups. Due to legal jurisdictional conflicts regarding crimes committed on reservations, lax response by law enforcement and lack of services, Indian women can pretty much be raped with impunity. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Charon Asetoyer, of the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center, about what can be done to change this situation. Then, Susan speaks with Mary Quinn, from the Avon Foundation for Women. Everyone knows about Avon's sponsorship of breast cancer research. Most are not as familiar with their efforts on behalf of domestic violence and women's empowerment. Yet, the Avon Foundation has awarded more than $750 million to improve the lives of women. We’ll also try to "Catch a Criminal" with Det. Robert Sarrantonio from the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers group in Lexington, KY.
Crime Prevention 101
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Welcome to Crime Prevention 101, the Personal Safety radio show with an optimistic perspective on a sober subject. Get set for personal safety stories that demand to be heard whether heartbreaking, infuriating or just plain weird; learn about hot crime topics and people who are making the headlines; and find out about the trends and legal developments that are going to impact your life, either positively or negatively, in the future. Most importantly, be empowered and inspired by success stories about people who've fought off an attacker or deterred a crime. You’ll also get a chance to address your own personal safety concerns, either by phone or e-mail. So, tune in to “Crime Prevention 101.” It'd be a crime not to listen!
Talking the talk because she's walked the walk! Years ago, Susan Bartelstone had a bad break-up with a guy, complete with physical and emotional bruises, and determined to learn how to protect herself. Today, she's a certified Crime Prevention Specialist and personal safety expert, with 17 years combined training in WWII Combatives, self defense and martial arts. Along the way, she deterred five extremely dangerous criminal encounters, fought her way out of a surprise attack and, for more than 18 years, from such organizations as American Express, the U.S. Post Office and the Livery Cab Owners Coalition of New York.. Author of Think Fast and Prevent a Violent Crime: How to Respond to Danger in 20 Seconds (or Less!), which is based on her own experiences, she’s been featured in a long and varied list of media, including the “Today Show,” “America’s Most Wanted” and Self Magazine.
Over the years, she’s helped thousands of people solve their personal safety dilemmas with her personal safety programs and her practical advice—which stresses the many opportunities you have to avoid or defuse a criminal encounter and how to use your brains instead of your muscles in a fight.