Five awards and three accolades were given tonight to commend the important work of several organisations in the fight to prevent violence against women at tonight’s Partners in Prevention Awards. “The ACT Partners in Prevention Awards...Show More Summary
Thu November 21, 2013 Hurry Up Congress, Act to End Violence Against Women Needs to Go Global VITAMIN W Staff Passing the International Violence Against Women Act is long overdue. So what's up with Congress? “When we see something wrong,...Show More Summary
The time is now to prioritize ending violence against women and girls worldwide.
The lifeless body of Laura Nelson (1911) This is the "Final Act": Ending Violence Against Black Women (for Renisha McBride) by Brothers Writing to Live We begin this statement for justice in response to the murder of Renisha McBride by starting at "home. Show More Summary
With Senate passage basically assured, some Democrats have been hoping to run the same playbook on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act that got the Violence Against Women Act through the Republican-controlled House. As Nancy Pelosi describes how the VAWA fight went, "We made it too hot to handle in the public... Show More Summary
Noting that "the community’s activism, outside mobilization, and just family awareness and respect for people to end discrimination" contribute to a different public attitude than the last time ENDA was introduced, Nancy Pelosi told reporters that she envisions a path...
This October, the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) will implement the reauthorized Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is our nation's main response to domestic and sexual violence. This law, passed...Show More Summary
It took a while, but earlier this year, Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, which expanded important housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. As we reported earlier, previous...Show More Summary
The always quotable Vice President Joe Biden took a shot at House Republicans the other day, referring to them as “this Neanderthal crowd” for having resisted speedy reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. His crack certainly offended Republicans. But, unknown to Biden, it also may have dissed a lot of Democrats.
Speaking at an event at the Naval Observatory in Washington D.C., Vice President Joe Biden tore into House Republicans for refusing to pass an updated version of the Violence Against Women Act. He warned the audience that he was about to “say something outrageous” before he called the Congressional Republicans the “Neanderthal crowd” for not passing a Senate version of the bill.
The vice president slammed Republicans for unnecessarily holding up renewal of this key piece of legislation. “I’m going to say something outrageous,” Biden said at the Naval Observatory at an event marking the 19th anniversary of the bill. “I think I understand the Senate better than any man or woman who’s ever served in there, […]
Vice President Biden wrote the original legislation and President Bill Clinton signed it into law Today is the 19th anniversary of the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark legislation to combat violent crimes...Show More Summary
On the nineteenth anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: “Nineteen years ago today, the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law. This landmark legislation...Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) - Touting the success of the Violence Against Women Act, Vice President Joe Biden described those in Congress who slowed the renewal of the measure as a "Neanderthal crowd." "I'm going to say something outrageous," Biden said at an event at the vice president's residence in Washington Thursday night to celebrate the 19th […]
At an event celebrating the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Vice President Joe Biden blamed the "neanderthal" crowd in the House of Representatives for holding up the VAWA's renewal. The VAWA was reauthorized in March, having expired in December of the previous year. Show More Summary
ACT Partners in Prevention Awards aim to recognise strategies, projects, and activities that help create an awareness of gendered violence, or help prevent violence and sexual assault against women and children in our community. Nominations opened today, so if you know of a group on individual deserving you might want to put their name down. There are [...]
Mitch McConnell campaign openly touting his support for the Violence Against Women Act that he has consistently opposed....
Several weeks ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) got caught misleading Kentucky voters about his record on the Violence Against Women Act. This morning, he was even more brazen on the subject (via Joe Sonka).
A press release distributed by Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) campaign at a "Women for Team Mitch" event on Friday brags about the senate minority leaders's support for the Violence Against Women Act, even though McConnell voted against the measure in 1994 and its re-authorization earlier this year. Show More Summary
A 22-year-old photojournalism intern in Mumbai (Bombay), India, was brutally gang raped by five men last night, as her male friend was violently attacked. It’s yet another shocking act of sexual violence against women in India — a country fraught with high-profile acts of sexual violence against women and girls over the past year, several [...]