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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

5 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.

Kasich Campaign Repudiates Own Super PAC’s Ad Attacking Rubio

Violence Against Women Act attack backfires over use of New Hampshire senator

Joy Behar: I’d Vote For Man Who Commits Violence Against Women If He’d Vote For Violence Against Women Act

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

Kentucky's Matt Bevin-Shaped Nightmare Begins With Rollback of Voting Rights, Minimum Wage 

8 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

A Café Run by Acid Attack Survivors Attracts Visitors From Around the World

10 months agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

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

Through Education, Youth Act to Prevent Violence Against Women

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

3rd World Conference of Women's Shelters Offers an Opportunity to Connect and Act to End Violence Against Women

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

Dr. Dre: 'I Apologize To The Women I've Hurt'

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 › ]

Swofford, ACC should get more involved with domestic violence issues

last yearSports : Jeff Schultz

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...

How a Life That Showed Promise Veered Into Violence Against Asian Women

last yearNews : NYTimes: News

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.

Islamic State burned a woman alive for not engaging in an ‘extreme’ sex act, U.N. official says

last yearNews : BlogPost

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

The $11 Billion Federal Maternity Leave Pay Act

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

Victim-Blaming of Teen Rape Survivors in Cameroon

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

Outsiders have been raping Native American women with ‘impunity’ — but legal loophole may finally close

last yearNews : The Raw Story

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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