The statistics are sobering: Intimate partner violence is the most common type of violence against women, affecting 30 percent of women worldwide, according to a 2013 World Health Organization report. As many as 38 percent of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.
In New Zealand, a dozen women are killed by their partners or ex-partners each year. And in Australia, a woman is killed, on average, about every week.
Recognizing the desperate need for domestic-violence services in their communities, Rotary clubs throughout Australia and New Zealand are fundraising and partnering with charities to raise awareness and work on prevention and victim support.
As one club president said: When ending polio seemed insurmountable, Rotary stepped in. Why can’t Rotary help end domestic violence?
Council Member Raul Peralez will discuss San Jose today and where Rotary can assist.
Raul serves as the elected City Council representative for the district 3 area of San José, California. Prior to taking office he served for 8 years as a San José police officer, and ten years a substitute high school and alternative education teacher, involving work with students in the juvenile justice system. He was recognized by YMCA Project Cornerstone as the 2013 Adult Role Model of the Year and as an Emerging Leader by the Silicon Valley Latino magazine. As a city councilmember, his focus is on economic vitality, public transportation, addressing issues of housing, homelessness, and public safety. He obtained a degree in Mathematics from San José State University and as a lifelong resident of San José, Councilmember Peralez continues to give back to his community through his work and volunteering in his free time.
Captain Kihmm oversees the Foothill Division located in the eastern foothills of San Jose which covers an area of approximately 42 square miles and has population close to 295,000 residents.
Captain Kihmm is in his 26th year as a police officer and has promoted through the ranks to a Police Captain. He has been in several different assignments including being the Adjutant to the Chief of Police and commanding the Homicide Unit. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University in 1990.
Captain Kihmm has attended numerous professional training courses, but two of his highlights were graduating from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Point Leadership Program and the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
San Jose Police Department’s “21st Century Policing”-Strengthening community policing and trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.
The Rotary Foundation's assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on various social and community welfare projects across the world
The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary – a global network of volunteers committed to improving lives and communities around the world – has been named the 2016 Outstanding Foundation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
From its first contribution of $26.50 almost a century ago, The Rotary Foundation’s assets have grown to approximately $1 billion, and more than $3 billion have been spent on projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies.