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UN Accuses ISIS Terrorists of 'Barbaric' Sexual Violence; Declares Highest Level of Humanitarian Crisis in Iraq

The United Nations has declared the highest level of humanitarian emergency in Iraq and has accused Islamic State militants of carrying out "barbaric" acts of sexual violence against women and teenage boys and girls belonging to Iraqi minorities.

Mitch McConnell touts support for Violence Against Women Act—which he's voted against repeatedly

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's newest ad is a chutzpahdik piece of work. The spot is narrated by McConnell's wife, former Commerce Secretary Elaine Chao, who stiffly sneers: "Have you ever noticed how some liberals feel entitled to...Show More Summary

Breitbart's Absolutely Disgusting Attack On Gabby Giffords

Last week Gabby Giffords co-authored an op-ed for CNN on Domestic Abuse and gun violence. Guns killing women: Time for Congress to act Basically, she is asking Congress to extend Federal gun laws that protect married women against abusive spouses to include single women who are abused and stalked. Seems, to me anyway,...

Senators told to close loophole that lets some domestic abusers buy guns

Gun control advocates packed a Senate hearing room as lawmakers took testimony on expanding the number of violent domestic abusers covered by the Violence Against Women Act. The statute bars abusers from owning guns if they are or were married to the victim, lived with her or have a child in common. Show More Summary

Democrats push to protect 'dating' women from gun violence

Several hundred gun control advocates packed a hearing room as Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and others urged expanding the number of violent domestic abusers covered by the federal Violence Against Women Act.

Next Gun Control Push Coming Through Violence Against Women Act

When President Obama's big push for gun control legislation failed last year it was thanks to Democrats, not Republicans, who voted against...

Your State Might Make You Pay for Your Rape Kit

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A recent study reveals that hospitals around the country interpret a rule set down by the Violence Against Women Act – that rape victims should not have to pay to be examined at the hospital after being sexually assaulted – very differently. Read more...

US lawmakers, abortion groups use Nigerian kidnapping for political gain

by Lisa Correnti May 14, 2014 (Turtle Bay and Beyond) - Last week US lawmakers used the Nigerian kidnapping crisis to introduce the latest version of the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). Versions of IVAWA have been introduced in every Congress for the past several years. Supporting policy that will safeguard…

This Mother’s Day, What More Can be Done to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally?

This mother's day, help Amnesty turn one in three to none in three by taking action to support the International Violence Against Women Act.

Law to protect women helps gays too

What does the federal Violence Against Women Act have to do with outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians? A good deal, it turns out.

Tuesday Speed Read: Taxes, South Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Violence Against Women Act

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

TAX DAY PROTEST: Equality South Carolina is staging a tax day protest in Columbia, the state capital, today to show support for same-sex couples in South Carolina who have married in other states but must lie on their state tax...

Task Force Applauds Implementation of New Violence Against Women Act LGBT Non-Discrimination Provisions

This week, the U.S. Department of Justice released “Frequently Asked Questions” about the new LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination provisions in the Violence Against Women Act. The Task Force was instrumental in getting these protections written in to law – the first federal law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Task […]

Petition Demands Dartmouth 'Take Action' Against Sexual Violence

A petition to compel Dartmouth College to enforce more serious repercussions on students who commit acts of sexual violence has topped 50,000 signatures. The petition, which was launched Monday by women's rights organization Ultra Violet,...Show More Summary

Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Help Immigrant Victims of Violence

This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization being signed into law. As the House sponsor of the strong, bipartisan Senate VAWA update, I can tell you that this was a victory hard-fought and one that women should be proud of. Show More Summary

‘A Historic Turning Point’: Native American Women Finally Gain More Protection From Rape And Abuse

Thanks to the Violence Against Women Act, three Native American tribes are gaining the authority to go after rapists. The post ‘A Historic Turning Point’: Native American Women Finally Gain More Protection From Rape And Abuse appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Organisations awarded for efforts to prevent violence against women

8 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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

Hurry Up Congress, Act to End Violence Against Women Needs to Go Global

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

This is the "Final Act": Ending Violence Against Black Women (for Renisha McBride) by Brothers Writing to Live

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

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