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Violence Against Women Act

Progressives Can Be Sexual Predators, Too

The Huffington Post | Angelina Chapin | Posted 05.22.2017 | Women

A member of queer punk rock duo PWR BTTM was recently accused of sexual assault, news that has taken the music industry by surprise. On May 11 a perso...

Report: Rape Victims In U.S. Made To Pay Part Of The Medical Bill

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.21.2017 | Crime

Women who have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. often bear some costs for testing and other medical treatment when they report the rape to authorit...

Bill O'Reilly's Replacement, Tucker Carlson, Has Unenlightened Views On Women

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.20.2017 | Media

There’s a new era at Fox News with the departure of Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday, but viewers may not see much change in on-air attitudes toward wom...

Trump’s Budget Could Decimate A Lifeline For Abused Women

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.10.2017 | Women

In 1996, Josie Slawik sat in the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin, Texas, and waited for the phone to ring. The hotlin...

Trump's Budget Cuts Could Be Deadly For Survivors Of Domestic Violence

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 04.06.2017 | Women
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Kim Susser, Director of the Matrimonial & Family Law Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group A confluence of budget cuts proposed by President Trum...

Trump’s Budget Would Be Devastating To Poor Victims Of Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women

Advocates working with victims of domestic violence reacted with alarm to President Donald Trump’s first budget blueprint, warning that his proposed...

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Could Endanger Domestic Violence Victims

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.27.2017 | Politics

Afraid. Alone. Anxious. That’s the current mood among many undocumented victims of domestic violence across the country who fear they’ll unwitting...

Joe Biden Is A Hero Among Women's Rights Groups. But It Wasn't Always That Way.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

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 ...

Protesters Deliver Poster With Definition Of Sexual Assault To Trump’s Attorney General Pick

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.09.2017 | Women

Rape and sexual assault survivors protested outside the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Monday, contending that President-elect Donald Trump...

Women's Advocates Argue Jeff Sessions Is Unfit To Be Attorney General

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

A national coalition of organizations working to end domestic violence and sexual assault is publicly opposing President-elect Donald Trump’s pick f...

Street Compliments Are The Building Blocks To Sexual Violence

Mariel DiDato | Posted 08.22.2016 | Women
Mariel DiDato

Ever ask for a woman's number and then threaten to call it before she leaves to make sure she put in the correct number? Ever think that maybe she doesn't want you to have her number?

Colleges Are Likely Underreporting Sexual Assaults, Senators Warn

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics

Colleges and universities may be underreporting the number of sexual assaults, domestic violence and stalking incidents on campus, a group of senators...

Joe Biden Explains How He Helped Expose America's 'Dirty Little Secret'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

He's called it a "public health epidemic." A "stain on the moral character of a society." An issue that "cuts to the very core of how we measure ourse...

One in Four Women

Terry O'Neill | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

I've been hearing from a lot of women who are proud of Hillary Clinton's lifelong commitment to preventing violence against women. Lately, they've been telling me they like what they've seen and heard about her vision for preventing the alarming reality of sexual assault on college campuses.

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.24.2016 | College
Marcia G. Yerman

Students starting college this coming fall will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have "prevention and awareness" programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.

Native American Women - Carving a New Path of Hope

Donna Hakimian | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Donna Hakimian

Whether it is the statistic of 0.04% percent of the engineering workforce are Native American women , or the statistic of sexual violence faced by the Native American community cited above, this disheartening data seems bound by a silence reflective of the erasure of generations of history and culture that must be remembered, spoken of, and brought to light.

Ending Sexual Assault on College Campuses: New Law Kicks In July 1

Lisa Maatz | Posted 07.01.2016 | College
Lisa Maatz

It seems like every week brings new and horrific stories of sexual harassment and violence on America's college campuses. Study after study shows that sexual harassment and violence are far too prevalent in institutions of higher education.

An Interview With Shawn Partridge on Violence Against Native Women

Rebecca Nagle | Posted 05.31.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 | 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...