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Violence Against Women Act

An Interview With Shawn Partridge on Violence Against Native Women

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Rebecca Nagle

Native women in the United States are 2.5 times more likely to be victims of sexual assault. Shawn Partridge is too familiar with this reality. She has served as the Program Director of the Family Violence Prevention Program of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation for nearly three years. This week, as part of her work, Shawn is bringing the Monument Quilt to Tulsa.

The GOP Budget: More War on Women

Martha Burk | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

In just a few months, we'll be in an election year. If Republicans are serious about appealing to female voters, they ought to pass a budget that shows it. Otherwise all that denial that they're engaged in a war on women is just that -- talk and denial.

Jennifer Bendery

At Last, Native American Tribes Can Prosecute Non-Native Domestic Abusers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two years after Congress reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act, Native American tribes can finally take advantage of one of the la...

Open Letter to Giuliani on Characterizations of Obama

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Rudy, let's break down your statement. When you say that "I do not believe that the president loves America," what indication do you have or what criteria are you using? I really want to know.

The New Senate 13 -- Unlucky for Women?

Martha Burk | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Some people think 13 is a lucky number, and some say the opposite. When it comes to the fresh faces in the Senate, this particular number 13 is likely to be very unlucky for women.

5 Ways We're Making Progress In Curbing Violence Against Women

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact

While the work is far from over, the world has made some strides in prioritizing women's rights and safety this year. International Day for the El...

She Doesn't Belong to You

Norm Stamper | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Norm Stamper

What is it that leads some men to conclude that women are chattel, obligated to obey them? It's an important question. If we can answer it, with some reasonable degree of science, we just might find a path toward the eventual elimination of this insidious yet pervasive form of violence.

Another GOP Lawmaker Misleads Public On Violence Against Women Act

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

Another member of Congress is misleading constituents about past support for the Violence Against Women Act, a law whose protections Republicans allow...

What We Can Learn From Survivors of Sexual Assault

Donna Hakimian | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Donna Hakimian

No one is immune from the harm that inequity causes, but the good news is that as our societies become more just, everyone benefits.

For Women, Gun Violence Often Linked to Domestic Violence

Josh Sugarmann | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Josh Sugarmann

To prevent fatal violence against women, we need to ensure communities have the resources to help women who are the potential victims of domestic violence. Moreover, we should do everything we can at both the state and federal levels to ensure abusers do not have access to guns.

Why She Stays?

Dr. Ludy Green | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Ludy Green

For many viewers, this is the first time that they have witnessed domestic violence. For too many others, this video is a painful reminder of what millions of women face each day. In the United States, one in every three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.

Ryan Grenoble

Biden Uses Denver Appearance For Passionate Case Against Domestic Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden took time before a fundraising event in Denver Friday afternoon to attend a roundtable discussion on domestic violence. Bi...

Powerful Video Shows Violence Against Women Goes Far Beyond Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

When it becomes difficult to see the flesh and blood beneath statistics, it helps to see the statistics written on flesh and blood. That's p...

Every Minute We Discuss Ray Rice, 24 Americans Are Victims of Domestic Violence -- What Are We Doing for Them?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Christine Pelosi

As a domestic violence and sexual assault prosecutor in the 1990s, I served in the immediate aftermath of the Violence Against Women Act, and California's Nicole Brown laws allowing previous uncharged acts of family violence or sexual assault as evidence in court, so I saw the VAWA effect up close.

How the NFL Can Really Make a Difference With Regard to Violence Against Women

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports
Peter D. Rosenstein

The rich owners of the NFL teams and the NFL itself can do more than make statements. Firing Ray Rice is fine but the violent incident against his wife is only the tip of the iceberg of what is happening to women across the spectrum, without regard to race or economic status.

The NFL's Problem Is Larger Than Ray Rice. And It's Larger Than the NFL.

Paul Kendrick | Posted 11.09.2014 | Women
Paul Kendrick

t is not acceptable that we have to be shown something that we knew occurred in order to be moved. We can never protect each other if this is the (most times impossible) standard for action.

Sam Stein

Joe Biden On Ray Rice: 'The Ravens Did The Right Thing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden commended the Baltimore Ravens for firing running back Ray Rice after footage of him beating his then-fiancee emerged on TMZ ...

College Presidents Must Lead On Sexual Assault

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.01.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Haven't we fought for several centuries to overcome such disempowering stereotypes about the inherent fragility of women in college?

Samantha Lachman

GOP Rep Says He Voted To Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, Leaves Out Key Detail

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) isn't the only congressional Republican up for re-election who is touting his support for t...

Jennifer Bendery

McConnell Earns 'Mostly False' Rating For Claims On Violence Against Women Act Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- PolitiFact is giving Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a "mostly false" rating for his claim that he voted for a stronger v...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Touts Support For Violence Against Women Act, Which He Repeatedly Opposed

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unveiled a new campaign ad on Tuesday that gives an incredibly misleading account of his ...

Why Not the Older Americans Act?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

The American public's cynicism about Washington can diminish when bipartisanship prevails and bills become law. The most recent example of this was the signing into law of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act by President Obama yesterday, July 22.

David McCabe

Biden Calls Out Cheney On Cuts To Food Stamps, Transportation

HuffingtonPost.com | David McCabe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday rebuked Dick Cheney's call to cut spending for food stamps and highways and increase funds for the...

If You Don't Vote, You Get What You Deserve

Gerry Myers | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Gerry Myers

It is crucial for everyone to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot... even in midterm elections like the one coming up in November. After all the ballots are counted, someone is going to win whether you take part or not.

Lost Girls Are Everywhere

Patricia McGuire | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

Religious leaders should examine their own practices to root out injustices against women that, in the most extreme twisted minds, become justification for the most horrific crimes.