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Being a Woman Should Not Have to be a Courageous Act

This week, we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. It's a time to remind us every year how much work there is to do to end violence against women and girls around the world. Show More Summary

Being a Woman Should Not Have To Be a Courageous Act

This week we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence.

Time to Act for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict

At the Obama administration's six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States and around the globe. Legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act and executive...Show More Summary

Time to Act for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict

At the Obama administration's six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States and around the globe. Legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act and executive...Show More Summary

Time to Act for Women And Girls Raped in Conflict

At the Obama administration's six-year mark we can celebrate much that has been done to further the cause of women and girls here in the United States and around the globe. Legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act and executive...Show More Summary

Steve Southerland explains, badly, why he voted against the Violence Against Women Act

There's not enough pink in the world to cover up Southerland's sexism. Rep. Steve Southerland, the Florida Republican who gained infamy with his men-only fundraising ("tell the misses not to wait up") and lame defense of his men-only...Show More Summary

New Federal Rules Will Change the Way Colleges Handle Sexual Assault

The rules are the result of months of discussion with campus officials, victim advocates, and students to figure out how to implement the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. Image: littleny / Shutterstock.com The post New Federal Rules Will Change the Way Colleges Handle Sexual Assault appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Shelter director calls out Tom Cotton on Violence Against Women Act vote

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has a powerful new ad highlighting his Republican opponent's vote against the Violence Against Women Act. The ad hits Rep. Tom Cotton hard—deservedly so—but the tone, coming from domestic violence shelter director...Show More Summary

In Louisiana, Rape Victims Are Billed Thousands of Dollars for Hospital Exams

In 2005, the Violence Against Women Act was amended to provide free medical forensic exams to sexual assault victims who go to the hospital—whether or not they choose to file a police report. These exams—often known as SANE exams, or...Show More Summary

ASHE SCHOW: Desperate Democratic women up the rhetoric amid midterm concerns. “In what appears to …

ASHE SCHOW: Desperate Democratic women up the rhetoric amid midterm concerns. “In what appears to be an act of desperation, Democratic women have begun using domestic violence and other intense language against Republicans in the final months of the 2014 elections.” Out: Bogus charges of racism. In: Bogus charges of rapism.

Former White House staffer hired to represent NFL in Washington

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The NFL on Tuesday announced the hiring of Cynthia C. Hogan, a former White House official who worked with the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Violence Against Women Act, which became law 20 years ago.

Why Congress Matters: Lessons from Ray Rice and the VAWA Anniversary

The Ray Rice incident and the shameful NFL reaction that followed have elevated the issue of domestic violence for all of us. Today's 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act highlights how Congress can impact our lives--and...Show More Summary

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on tomorrow marking the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act: “Twenty years ago, due to the leadership of then Senator Joe BidenShow More Summary

Without Passage of Violence Against Women Act 20 Years Ago, We Might Not Be Talking About Ray Rice

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

  NOW Facebook page   This article originally appeared at OpenDemocracy.   U ntil the women’s movement organized in the late 1960s and early 1970s, most Americans considered wife beating a custom. The police ignored what went on behind closed doors and women hid their bruises beneath layers of make-up. Show More Summary

Without Passage of Violence Against Women Act 20 Years Ago, We Wouldn't Be Talking About Ray Rice

Until the women’s movement organized in the late 1960s and early 1970s, most Americans considered wife beating a custom. The police ignored what went on behind closed doors and women hid their bruises beneath layers of make-up.  Like rape or abortion, wife beating was viewed as a private and shameful act which few women discussed. Show More Summary

How The Country Has Changed Under The Violence Against Women Act

VAWA turns 20 years old this week. The post How The Country Has Changed Under The Violence Against Women Act appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Fox's Ben Carson: "I'm Not Sure That's True" That Domestic Violence Is A "Terrible Plague"

From the September 11 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor: Previously: Right-Wing Media Blames Ray Rice's Victim Limbaugh: Violence Against Women Act Signed "Under The Guise That Women Are Being Beat To A Pulp In This Country" "How Convenient": Fox Host Dismisses Democrats' Concern Over Ray Rice Tape As "War On Women" Ploy Hannity Guest A.J. Show More Summary

The Spin: The NFL & Intimate Partner Violence on 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

The Spin Hosted by Esther Armah with Jamilah Lemieux of Ebony.com, University of Pennsylvania Professor Anthea Butler, activist Monifa Bandele.

Biden Nails It On Domestic Violence

The Vice-President was a key figure in the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994.  So it should surprise no one that he had one of the more eloquent responses to the Ray Rice scandal: It’s never, never, never the woman’s fault. No man has a right to raise a hand to a [...]

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