A new report shows that Salt Lake City women are regularly concerned about their safety, a West Valley City councilman joins the mayoral race, and government and environmental leaders discuss the future of the Colorado river.
Women who live in Salt Lake City are regularly concerned about their safety while getting around town according to a new report released today by the city’s Human Rights Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Diversity and Human Rights.
The report is called The Status of Women in Salt Lake City. In it are the perspectives of more than 600 women from across the socio-economic spectrum on challenges they face. Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says a woman’s lens of the world is different from that of a man’s.
More than a dozen non-profit groups working to end violence against women and girls gathered at the state capitol this morning to bring focus to a harrowing United Nation's statistic; 1 in 3 women in the world will be raped or beaten in their lifetime. The gathering was part of the One Billion Rising anti-violence movement led by Eve Ensler, Author of the Vagina Monologues.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar steps down, the Utah Supreme Court puts a hold on the reunion of Terry Achane and his 2-year-old daughter, and Utah women continue to trail their male counterparts in college graduation rates.
Legislators and lobbyists debate women’s health and abortion, three men, including a University of Utah graduate student file a lawsuit against their conversion therapists, and the Utah Division of Water Quality puts an end to the Red Butte oil spill cleanup.
Legislators and Lobbyists debate about abortion at the University of Utah (L-R) Heather Stringfellow Utah Planned Parenthood, Rep. Carol Spackman Moss (D.), moderator, Gale Ruzicka, President Utah Eagle Forum, and Rep. Brad Daw (R.)
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Gale Ruzicka of the Utah Eagle Forum and Rep. Brad Daw argue in favor of HB 461
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Heather Stringfellow of Utah Planned Parenthood and Rep. Carol Spackman Moss argue against HB 461
Corrections officers in Utah are predominantly male. It’s a job that many believe requires traditionally masculine attributes like brute strength and force. But less than a quarter of Utah Correction’s officers are female and that statistic does not begin to tell the entire story.
The Utah Corrections officer training program is the same for both men and women. The profession has become significantly more amiable for both sexes using verbal tactics and well-established boundaries between inmates and officers.