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Cause Celeb: Joe Biden raises awareness about sexual violence on college campuses

Celeb: Former vice president Joe Biden, who initiated the landmark Violence Against Women Act in 1984. Cause: The Its On Us Campaign which calls on women and men (especially men) to raise awareness of sexual assault and combat rape culture on college campuses across the country. Scene: Like a political rock star, Biden, dressed in […]

Trump’s Budget Could Decimate A Lifeline For Abused Women

In 1996, Josie Slawik sat in the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin, Texas, and waited for the phone to ring. The hotline had just launched as part of the Violence Against Women Act, and for the first time in U.S. Show More Summary

Murdered for being women: Spain tackles femicide rates

Women are protesting as rates of violence against them rise, forcing the government to act.

Law was meant to let American Indians prosecute violence; is it working?

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

A statute added to the Violence Against Women Act was meant to curb these dismal numbers. Is it working?        

Rates of violence against women are bad; against American Indian women are worse

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

A statute added to the Violence Against Women Act was meant to curb these dismal numbers. Is it working?        

‘You, sir, shut up’: GOP congressman demands constituent stop complaining about violence against women

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) told a man to shut up after he disagreed with the congressman’s vote against the Violence Against Women Act. At a rowdy town hall in Frost, Texas last week, one constituent asked Barton to work with Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) to sponsor legislation combating violence...

Will Tracking 'Honor Killings' Help Victims of Abuse?

President Trump has ordered agencies to report “acts of gender-based violence against women … by foreign nationals." Advocates and mental-health practitioners are skeptical.

Jeff Sessions Is in Charge of Enforcing the Violence Against Women Act, and Victims' Advocates Are Worried

In 2013, the Senate voted on whether to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a 1994 law that aids victims of domestic and sexual violence. In previous years, the law had been reauthorized without difficulty, but this time was different, sparking a year of debates in Congress over a set of additional protections introduced by Democrats. Show More Summary

There’s New Reason to Be Worried That Trump Will Slash Funding to Violence Against Women Programs

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

The Department of Justice currently administers 25 grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act.

Joe Biden Is A Hero Among Women's Rights Groups. But It Wasn't Always That Way

WASHINGTON ? Joe Biden will leave a legacy of staunch advocacy for women’s rights when he steps down as vice president in a week. He was a leader in passing and renewing the 1994 Violence Against Women Act and has been the chief advocate...Show More Summary

Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing liveblog #3

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

If you’re just tuning in, welcome to the train-wreckification of American justice. Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017 · 4:17:33 PM +00:00 · Kerry Eleveld Sen. Leahy demanding to know why Sessions voted against the Violence Against Women Act, which also protected LGBT people, immigrants, and people on tribal lands. Show More Summary

Trump’s New Old Boys’ Club

5 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Trumps new inner circle is a rogues gallery of women-beaters, sexual harassers, men who would do away with equal pay and the pill and the Violence Against Women act. Welcome back to the 1960s, America.

Trump's attorney general pick opposed Violence Against Women Act and Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a United States senator because he was too racist to be confirmed as a federal judge in 1986. And boy, is his history of racism impressive. But Donald Trump’s reported pick for attorney general isn’t just racist and he didn’t stop being awful in 1986 after he didn’t become a judge, or in 1996 or 2006. Show More Summary

Pro-Abortion Canadian MPs Oppose Bill to Protect Pregnant Women and Unborn Children From Violence

Those who spoke against Bill C-225 (Protection of Pregnant Women and Their Preborn Children Act or “Cassie and Molly’s Law”) in yesterday evening’s debate are endangering Canadian women and the choices they make. They may not be doing so in principle, but certainly in effect. Bill C-225 addresses gender-based violence, specifically by protecting pregnant women […]

VP Joe Biden Blasts Trump for Sexual Assaults: ‘This is Absolutely Outrageous’ – WATCH

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

On Late Night with Seth Meyers, Vice President Joe Biden, who wrote the Violence Against Women Act, blasted Republican nominee Donald Trump for his sexual abuse of women. Said Biden: “What I found astounding is that he would so publicly…no matter who… Read The post VP Joe Biden Blasts Trump for Sexual Assaults: ‘This is Absolutely Outrageous’ – WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

Research reduces violence against pregnant women

Results of a study on intimate partner violence show that pregnant victims saw a significant reduction in exposure to such acts after participating in the Domestic Violence Enhanced Home Visitation Program (DOVE).

Formal protections against harassment in housing put in place on anniversary of Violence Against Women Act

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was especially excited about the nuisance guideline, as some cities currently punish renters who call 911 by evicting them.

More Men Than Women Oppose Female Genital Mutilation In These Countries

In some countries, men oppose female genital mutilation at a higher rate than women ? even though it is considered an act of violence against women. In Guinea – the country with the second highest prevalence of female genital mutilation...Show More Summary

Hollywood Heavyweights Join White House ‘United State of Women’ Summit

UPDATE: Vice President Biden, author of the Violence Against Women Act, addressed the summit on the subject. “For many of you as for me, this has been the cause of our lives,” he said. “We have a worldwide problem, It’s not just a problem in the United States. Show More Summary

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