Domestic Violence Webcast

On December 1, 2008, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST (21:00 to 22:30 GMT), Embassy Suva will host a digital videoconference with NGO activists and others to discuss the prevention of violence against women, the protection of victims and how to increase social services.

The discussion will be led by Ruth Bennett, public affairs officer in the Office of Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State. The speakers are Jan Langbein, senior policy adviser in the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, and Marylouise Kelley, director of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The featured speakers will discuss ways to promote collaboration at the local and national levels among private and public partners to combat violence. They will also discuss legal, educational, health and infrastructural reforms, as well as offer firsthand observations of their successes and challenges in the field of domestic violence intervention and prevention services.

December 1, 2008 at 9:00am EST

Speakers: Sue Else, President, National Network to End Domestic Violence and Ruth Bennett,

Public Affairs Officer, International Women\'s Issues Office, US Dept. of State

Topic: Taking Action to Combat Domestic Violence: Overcoming Obstacles

Next Broadcast: December 1, 2008 from 4:00pm EST to 5:30pm EST

Speakers: Jan Langbein, Senior Policy Advisor, Office on Violence Against Women, US Dept. of Justice

Marylouise Kelley, Director of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, US Dept. of Health & Human Services

To view the webcast, go to www.cpcwebcast.com/state.

Source: U.S. Department of State

Emillie Hoyt Vanished From Highland Beach, FL

Emillie Hoyt is MISSING. She vanished without a trace January 2006. She may have traveled to Fort Lauderdale from Highland Beach, FL.

Description:
Alias: Emmy
Date of Birth: Oct. 7, 1982
Missing Since: Jan 2006
Missing City: Highland Beach
Missing State: Florida
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Race: White
Height: 5ft 6in
Weight: 110 lbs (aprox)
Hair Color: Light brown
Hair (other): May be dyed blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Complexion: Fair


Please to take a good look at her picture and go to the
Flickr Missing Persons Group to see more pictures of Emillie. Her family needs to know the truth. No one vanishes into thin air. Someone out there has to know something. Please do the right thing and come forward if you know anything about Emillie Hoyt's disappearance. Contact Det. Bob Devito at 561-266-5800.

You can help find Emillie by joining her Facebook Group and adding as a friend on myspace. If you use Twitter, you can follow @emilliesbrother. As you could imagine, they are desperate to find Emillie. The holidays are especially difficult for families dealing with the loss of a missing loved one. Please don't forget about them. All missing persons deserve to be found.

FBI Offers 25K Reward for Info on Murder of 3 Year Old

I just came upon this article in the Miami Herald and wanted to share it with you. I can't imagine the suffering this little girl's family has had to endure. If anyone knows anything about the 1987 murder of 3-year-old Julie Magliulo in North Lauderdale, please do the right thing and contact the FBI at 1-800-225-5324.
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Broward child's 1987 murder to be reopened


The Broward Sheriff's Office and the FBI plan Wednesday morning to announce the reopening of the late 1980s case of a 3-year-old girl found killed in West Broward.

On June 8, 1987, Julie Magliulo walked outside her family's home near North Lauderdale. Her parents never saw her alive again.

Her skeleton was found about 10 months later, dumped about 20 miles away in what then was a barren swampland, and now is the city of Weston.

Her disappearance was selected as part of an initiative by the FBI's Crimes Against Children Unit, which includes Child Abduction Rape Deployment Teams, FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said Tuesday.

''This was one of the five that was picked from around the country,'' Orihuela said.

The FBI has offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Those with information are asked to call 1-800-225-5324.

Roses, Balloons and Prayers for Lilly Aramburo



We had an amazing vigil for Lilly today. Lucely, Lily's mother came out with the baby (Lily's 2 year old son) despite feeling ill & being feverish. She brought Lilly's grandmother and cousin, too. We were so delighted to see them. Baby Palden has grown so much and he's talking like crazy! He is identical to Lily. He's super charismatic and gorgeous! He helped my girls make a heart in the sand made from yellow, pink and purple roses. (pictured above) We looked at Lily's baby pictures & pictures of her growing up, released balloons, and dedicated prayers. It was all very harmonious.

Joe Carrillo, (the pi working her case) couldn't make it due to a trial he's preparing for tomorrow but he provided a prayer for me to read at the vigil. I read it and everyone stood in solidarity. Joe also requested for everyone to please pray for their efforts. (I'm asking too!) Here's the prayer:

O, Blessed Mother and St Joseph,
you searched when your Son Jesus
disappeared when he was twelve.
You would not give up
until he was found.
You know the pain of having someone missing,
and the joy of finding them,
as you found your son.
Help those who are searching now,
to find the answers to their questions,
and an end to their searching.
Inspire people to be vigilant,
so that their eyes and ears
may see and hear news that will bring hope.
Comfort those who feel lonely and sad
because the one they love has vanished.
Be with them in the storm
and guide them in their efforts.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Isn't it lovely? We're very fortunate to have you on our side. Thank you so much, Joe.

I really appreciate each and everyone who came out to Miami Beach today to show your support and love for Lily. Thanks so much to Carmen for being there for us, you're a godsend. For those who couldn't make it, we'd be so grateful if you could please light a candle and dedicate a prayer for Lily. Thank you for your loving kindness and compassion on this special day.

Missing Person Jessie Foster To Be Featured on AMW Saturday

I am so thrilled! Missing Young Woman from Las Vegas, Jessica Foster will be featured on America's Most Wanted tomorrow night! Jessie Foster vanished April 9, 2006. I'm sure it's been a nightmare for her mother, Glendene. JessiesMomGlendene has been working day and night to find her precious, Jessie. She's learned to raise awareness for her daughter using Myspace, Facebook and a variety of social networking and news websites. I've admired her persistence and dedication for a long time.

Please help Glendene receive the answers she's been waiting so long for. Especially if you live in Las Vegas. Please tune in and help spread the word!

Visit her blog: http://jessiefoster.blogspot.com/

Thank you, AMW!
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Jessica
"Jessie"
Edith Louise Foster
Current Age

24


Missing Since

Mar 28, 2006
- Apr 03, 2006



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Birthday Vigil for Lilly Aramburo Sunday in Miami Beach


Dear friends,

Sunday, November 16th is Lilly's birthday. She would have been turning 25 years old. Lilly has been heavy on my mind more than ever as time passes and she is yet to be found. It's heartbreaking to know it's been more than 16 months since we saw Lilly's sweet smile or listened to her kind words. Her absence is felt every day by many who knew and loved her. It's frustrating having no idea if or what the authorities are doing anymore. What we do know is her investigation was not handled as they should have in the beginning. Having to endure constant comments about adults having a right to go missing, Lilly's case went cold fast. Every day more time passes without answers, without clues. Disillusioned by law enforcement, I place all my trust in karma. Justice will prevail.

Everyone is invited to join us this Sunday for a Birthday Vigil in Lilly's honor on her 25th birthday in Miami Beach. We will gather on 80th Street & Collins Ave to celebrate Lilly's life in the company of family and friends who love and miss her dearly. Bring a candle and a prayer, together we can start the healing process.

Sadly, life hasn't been the same since June 2, 2007. It won't ever be back to normal until the truth about what happened comes to light and the persons who did this are brought to justice. Lily will always remain in our hearts and minds. Karma Drolkar, forever a yogini...(Yogini is an enlightened woman with spiritual powers and deep insight.)

WHAT: BIRTHDAY VIGIL FOR LILLY ARAMBURO
WHEN: SUNDAY, November 16th, 2008
WHERE: 80th Street and Collins Ave in Miami Beach, FL
By the water...
TIME: TBA

If you're interested in attending, please let me know and I'll make sure to keep you updated. If you cannot make it, (wherever you are) please light a candle and dedicate a prayer for Lilly.

Let Lilly's name not be forgotten.

Thank you for your continued support.

Help Stop Violence Against Women

Dear friends, a few weeks ago, I made some changes to this blog. Have you noticed the red Say No To Violence Widget? I hope you have noticed it and signed your name.

There are less than 2 weeks to go before UNIFEM will hand over all signatures to the Say NO to Violence against Women campaign to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. So far, more than 580,000 people have added their names. This is an enormous show of support, yet we are still aiming for 1 million signatures. If you haven't done so already, please take a moment to sign your name to the petition.

Please spread the word further and encourage 3 friends to sign up.

Ask them to join an ever-growing movement of people who demand that violence against women be a top priority for governments around the world at:

http://twitter.com/unifem

http://www.myspace.com/saynotoviolence

http://apps.facebook.com/saynotoviolence

You CAN make a difference! Grab your own widget for social networking pages and help put an end to Violence Against Women: http://www.rocketxl.com/unifem

Thank you for all you do!

Suggestive Reading: Media Bias: Only White Kids Get Abducted

Check out this article on Mom Logic about media bias as it relates to race and missing children. I really appreciate their mention of the good works by Black and Missing But Not Forgotten. A blog dedicated to those that are missing and black. Thanks for all you do, Deidra! Unfortunately, there are many who say they are dedicated to missing persons, but none focus on missing minorities in general.

As stated by the Media Bias article, "Thousands of kids go missing each day -- so why do we never seem to hear about the African-American children?" Great question, Mom Logic! Thanks for bringing this issue to the forefront.

Media Bias: Only White Kids Get Abducted

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