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Violence Against Women Act

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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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.

Continuing the Fight for Women's Rights With Paycheck Fairness

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

It is long past time that we end wage discrimination in our country once and for all, and it is in all of our best interests that women's issues be kept at the forefront of the struggle for equality here at home and across the globe.

A Year After VAWA, Still More Work to Be Done

Mark Kirschenbaum | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Mark Kirschenbaum

On the night of her 20th birthday more than seven years ago, my niece Carol Kestenbaum, along with her best friend Nicole Schiffman, were shot and killed outside Carol's apartment.

A Purim Call to Support the International Violence Against Women Act

Rabbi Toba Spitzer | Posted 05.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Congress needs to hear from us, to know that as American citizens we support our government's efforts to halt violence against women. It is imperative that we write, email, tweet, call or visit our members of Congress and urge them to sign on.

Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Help Immigrant Victims of Violence

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

Comprehensive immigration reform would lift millions of immigrants out of the shadows, reducing women's vulnerability to abuse and exploitation and eliminating one of the major barriers to seeking assistance. Further, many women would no longer have to make the heart-wrenching decision to stay in an abusive situation out of fear of being torn apart from their families.

The State of the Union Is the State of America's Women

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Inequality threatens the state of our union. Tackling it requires a multi-issue agenda that takes into account the factors that work against equality for women and others disproportionately affected.

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden Donates $50,000 To Pennsylvania Anti-Domestic Violence Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

WASHINGTON -- A Pennsylvania nonprofit awarded Vice President Joe Biden $50,000 last month to honor his contributions to the state. This week, he gave...

Biden: Shelter Brings 'Hope' To Abused Women

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden helped celebrate the groundbreaking of a domestic violence shelter in Chicago on Monday -- the city's first new shelter for a...