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Poor Record Keeping Hinders Analysis of Domestic Violence Policing Practices. SF Public Press, September 26, 2012. "The San Francisco Police Department cannot precisely measure the number of domestic violence cases it handled before 2011, because investigators in the Special Victims Unit hand-tallied monthly records, and used changing and inconsistently understood categories of crimes."


SF Dedicates More to Fight Domestic Violence. NBC Bay Area, August 1, 2012. Dr. Emily Murase, the Executive Director of the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, said the investment would help partner agencies to fight for women's lives.

Board Of Supes Approve $250,000 In Funding For Domestic Violence Opponents. SF Appeal, August 1, 2012. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved an additional $250,000 in funding for victims of domestic violence, bringing the total investment by the city to an all-time high of $3 million.

Shiva Schulz Honored for Helping Older Women Take Control of Aging Process. 3200 Stories Blog of the Jewish Community Center, July 23, 2012. Shiva Schulz will appear before the SF Commission on the Status of Women to be recognized for her work with older adults.

Finding Solutions to the Challenges Facing Young Women Today. Huffington Post, May 17, 2012. 
Authored by Emily Murase and Jennifer Siebel, announces an upcoming release on an update to the Girls Report, as well as the June 2, 2012 San Francisco Girl Up Town Hall event.

UNESCO Director-General says SF a great place for global women's conference. (YouTube Video) April 20, 2012.
At the Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women's April 2012 luncheon, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova speaks with Hand Foundation founder Nosheem Hashemi about San Francisco as the possible location for the 5th World Conference on Women.

“I Heard That:” San Francisco Community Women Honored. BeyondChron: San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily, March 21, 2012.
March 6th, 2012 Women Making History Awards Ceremony in San Francisco City Hall, with special focus on  honorees Dorris Vincent, Sheila Harris-Young, and Marcus Shelby.

Domestic Violence in San Francisco., Jan. 29 2012. 
A short list of data from the DOSW report, arranged in an impactful way.

‘Playboy’ show has San Francisco group hopping mad. SF Examiner, Aug. 28, 2011.
The Commission on the Status of Women's resolution that NBC should cancel "The Playboy Club," with comment from Commissioner Julie Soo.

For U.S., Lessons in CEDAW From San Francisco. Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency, Nov. 11, 2009. A summary of how San Francisco has successfully used CEDAW's principles to reform its government agencies, and the current developments of DOSW in gender analysis.

Senator Leland Yee Acts to Prevent Evictions of Domestic Violence Victims. SFCitizen blog, April 6, 2009. A press conference with Senator Leland Yee and Emily Murase on the new proposed Senate Bill 782, which would "prevent landlords from evicting domestic violence victims for causing a 'nuisance.'"

Blue Shield Awards $4.25M. San Francisco Business Times, Feb. 26, 2006. Blue Shield gave $200,000 to the DOSW to "design and implement a domestic-violence training program" for criminal justice personnel.

Press Releases

8.1.12 Contraception for All Beginning August 1, 2012: New Health Care Law Makes Contraception a Fully-Covered Health Insurance Benefit

7.31.12 San Francisco Dedicates Additional $250,000 to Fight Domestic Violence

7.25.12 San Francisco's Budget Makes Historic Commitment to Combating Domestic Violence

7.20.12 Marissa Mayer's appointment as Yahoo's CEO is a test case for women's leadership and the bottom line

6.28.12 Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Healthcare Law is a Big Win for Women