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

last monthLifestyle / 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

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

2 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

3 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

4 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.

Finally! Congress Passes Violence Against Women Act—Here's Why We Need to Do More.

Supporting survivors of domestic violence should be an easy political issue. And yet! For months, the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act has been derailed by Republican opposition to the bill's plans to expand protections...Show More Summary

House of Pain : The latest blow to the Violence Against Women Act

This article went to press in January 2013. A February 2013 update is at the bottom. 2012 marked the year that violence against women became a partisan issue. The Violence Against Women Act, passed in 1994, was the first comprehensive federal effort to combat such violence. Show More Summary

Court confirms that feminism is not a religion and that Roy Den Hollander is a waste of its time

 Remember Roy Den Hollander, the righteously antifeminst New York lawyer whose greatest hits of frivolous litigation include, "Ladies' Nights Are Unfair to Men," "The Violence Against Women Act is Unconstitutional to ME!," and "My Mail-Order...Show More Summary

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

Read Joe Biden’s Letter to the Stanford University Sexual Assault Victim

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

No name, no shame: preventing the destruction of reputations

11 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

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 [...]

Rubio and Cruz Opposed the Violence Against Women Act so Voters Must Oppose Their Candidacy

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

Tribal Leaders Call for Expanded Jurisdiction Over Non-Native Domestic Violence Offenders

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

Pro-John Kasich ‘Super PAC’ Ad, Critical of Marco Rubio, Is Pulled

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.

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