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
Vice President Joe Biden, who in 1990 introduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), has penned an open letter to the Stanford University sexual assault victim in which he commends her for speaking out in court against her assailant. In recent years, the issue of sexual assault on U.S. Show More Summary
Last month a domestic violence charge against footballer El Masri was dismissed as was a similar less recent charge against another footballer. However in New South Wales, unlike the ACT, the women who bought the actions were named. Here in Canberra we have a long and sorry history of publicly destroying reputations by publishing the names [...]
My name is Lottie Shackelford and I am the Women’s Caucus chair of the Democratic National Committee, a vice chair emeritus, the former mayor of Little Rock, Ark., and a mother and a grandmother. Every day, I try to focus on ways or issues that will make life better and safer for women. Show More Summary
Advocates and tribal leaders briefed Congress Tuesday, saying that the Violence Against Women Act should be expanded upon to grant greater protections to tribal citizens at risk of assaults by non-Natives, and that Nations should receive...Show More Summary
An ad by a pro-John Kasich "super PAC" criticized Marco Rubio for voting against the Violence Against Women Act, but a supporter of the bill, Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, said she did not want the issue politicized, and the ad was pulled.
Violence Against Women Act attack backfires over use of New Hampshire senator
If you are looking for serious, sober political analysis, The View probably isn’t on your DVR subscriptions. This week, Joy Behar gave a perfect example of why, as well as an insight into the liberal mindset, when she said that she would vote for a rapist as long as the rapist would vote for her agenda. Show More Summary
Matt Bevin—a far, far-right Tea Partier and political novice who loves cockfighting, voting against the Violence Against Women Act, and uninsured constituents —is now, because no one fucking voted, the governor of Kentucky. Things are not going great! Read more...
Sheroes’ Hangout started as a project by Stop Acid Attacks, a group committed to ending acts of violence against women. The Taj Mahal may be one of the world’s top architectural wonders, but just a half mile away, a new destination is gaining attention: Sheroes’ Hangout. Show More Summary
Cross-posted from UN Women Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, dreams of a world without violence against women. “It’s a world where I don’t have to take my brother with me for my protection when I go out.” Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, was the youngest participant in the recent Voices against Violence training workshop. Show More Summary
by Bina Shah, a writer and columnist living in Karachi, Pakistan. She blogs at Bina Shah and can be found on Twitter @binashah.[Content Note: This post contains discussion of violence against women and girls. Below the fold, there is an image of a woman with injuries from domestic violence. Show More Summary
In light of his past acts of violence against women resurfacing, rapper and music mogul Dr. Dre has issued an apology to "the women I've hurt." [ more › ]
Despite the backdrop of two incidents of alleged domestic violence against women by Florida State football players, ACC commissioner John Swofford said Monday he didn’t feel the need to act like “Big Brother” and will...
Tyrelle D. Shaw, a budding artist and bow-tie designer, seemed to be overcoming his difficult upbringing, until feelings of rejection drove him to assault at least four women before staging a gruesome last act.
Amid all the Islamic State's atrocities -- its massacres of civilians, its beheading of hostages, its pillaging of antiquities -- the systematic violence the jihadists have carried out against countless enslaved women and girls never...Show More Summary
Now that a woman is running for president of the United States, there is sure to be increased media dialogue about women's issues. We should expect to hear more about abortion, pay inequity and violence against women. But the one issue...Show More Summary
By Nji Schneider Remi Adams In 1993, the United Nations general assembly defined violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that causes physical or psychological harm to women. Rape, for example, which is by definition...Show More Summary
Native American tribes may finally begin prosecuting sex assaults under the federal Violence Against Women Act, closing a legal loophole that allowed outsiders to get away with raping women on reservations. The legislation, which was reauthorized in 2013, gave tribal courts jurisdiction to...
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