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AJWS to Congress: Pass the International Violence Against Women Act

2 weeks agoReligion / Judaism : Jewschool

American Jewish World Service needs you help urging Congress to pass the reintroduced International Violence Against Women Act. Click here to reshare this image on Facebook, click her to sign the petition. The post AJWS to Congress: Pass the International Violence Against Women Act appeared first on Jewschool.

International Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced and Time is Ticking!

There’s little doubt that you’ve repeatedly heard about the incessant global epidemic of violence against women and girls; I am certain you’ve seen one too many horrific headlines highlighting unthinkable instances of gender-based violence around the world. Like me, you’re … Please continue reading.

Need for International Violence Against Women Act More Urgent Than Ever

An inflammatory interview with one of the perpetrators in the 2012 Delhi bus gang rape made waves across the Internet last week, and led many to take to the streets of India. The attack was so brutal that it resulted in the death of the victim, a 23-year-old recent graduate. Show More Summary

Reimagining VAWA in Service of Progressive Reform

The year 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  That milestone presented an opportunity to critically reflect on current gender-violence policy, and to build on shared critiques to flesh out an alternative agenda.  In … Continue reading ?

The NYPD Shooter Had A History Of Mental Health Issues And Violence Against Women

More facts are emerging about his fragile mental state, his criminal history, and the circumstances leading up to his brutal acts on Saturday. The post The NYPD Shooter Had A History Of Mental Health Issues And Violence Against Women appeared first on ThinkProgress.

YWCA, Menslink and ABC journalist win awards

4 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Minister for Women Joy Burch last night presented YWCA Canberra, Menslink, and ABC TV journalist Adrienne Francis with ACT Partners in Prevention Awards for their work to end violence against women. “The ACT Partners in Prevention Awards are all about changing attitudes and behaviours to create a community where women and children are safe,” Ms Burch [...]

Confiscated criminal assets to help prevent violence against women

4 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Three women’s sector organisations will share in $80,000 of funding from the ACT’s Confiscated Assets Trust Fund, Attorney-General, Simon Corbell, announced today. “I have approved over $500,000 in payments from the fund since 2009 for...Show More Summary

Being a Woman Should Not Have to be a Courageous Act

This week, we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. It's a time to remind us every year how much work there is to do to end violence against women and girls around the world. Show More Summary

Being a Woman Should Not Have To Be a Courageous Act

This week we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

Time to Act for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict

At the Obama administration's six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States and around the globe. Legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act and executive...Show More Summary

Time to Act for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict

At the Obama administration's six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States and around the globe. Legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act and executive...Show More Summary

Time to Act for Women And Girls Raped in Conflict

At the Obama administration's six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States and around the globe. Legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act and executive...Show More Summary

Steve Southerland explains, badly, why he voted against the Violence Against Women Act

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

There's not enough pink in the world to cover up Southerland's sexism. Rep. Steve Southerland, the Florida Republican who gained infamy with his men-only fundraising ("tell the misses not to wait up") and lame defense of his men-only...Show More Summary

New Federal Rules Will Change the Way Colleges Handle Sexual Assault

The rules are the result of months of discussion with campus officials, victim advocates, and students to figure out how to implement the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. Image: littleny / Shutterstock.com The post New Federal Rules Will Change the Way Colleges Handle Sexual Assault appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Shelter director calls out Tom Cotton on Violence Against Women Act vote

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has a powerful new ad highlighting his Republican opponent's vote against the Violence Against Women Act. The ad hits Rep. Tom Cotton hard—deservedly so—but the tone, coming from domestic violence shelter director...Show More Summary

In Louisiana, Rape Victims Are Billed Thousands of Dollars for Hospital Exams

In 2005, the Violence Against Women Act was amended to provide free medical forensic exams to sexual assault victims who go to the hospital—whether or not they choose to file a police report. These exams—often known as SANE exams, or...Show More Summary

ASHE SCHOW: Desperate Democratic women up the rhetoric amid midterm concerns. “In what appears to …

ASHE SCHOW: Desperate Democratic women up the rhetoric amid midterm concerns. “In what appears to be an act of desperation, Democratic women have begun using domestic violence and other intense language against Republicans in the final months of the 2014 elections.” Out: Bogus charges of racism. In: Bogus charges of rapism.

Former White House staffer hired to represent NFL in Washington

6 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The NFL on Tuesday announced the hiring of Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House official who worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Violence Against Women Act, which became law 20 years ago.

Why Congress Matters: Lessons from Ray Rice and the VAWA Anniversary

The Ray Rice incident and the shameful NFL reaction that followed have elevated the issue of domestic violence for all of us. Today's 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act highlights how Congress can impact our lives--and...Show More Summary

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on tomorrow marking the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act: “Twenty years ago, due to the leadership of then Senator Joe BidenShow More Summary

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