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Native American Women

VAWA Offers New Protections, But What's Next?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Impact

By Cristina M. Finch, TakePart The vote by Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Thursday is a major step forward for women...

It's Time for Congress to Stop Politicizing VAWA and End a Human Rights Crisis

Lise Balk King | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Lise Balk King

The provision for Native Americans provides a crucial jurisdictional fix for a loophole in the criminal justice system. If you are a Native American woman assaulted on Indian land, the tragic odds are that you will not be offered protection by the law.

Just Plain Wrong: House Republican Bill Undermines the Violence Against Women Act

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

A bill being considered in the House today seeks to roll back existing protection that keep women safe from the threat of violence. That is just plain wrong. Keeping women safe isn't about which political party you support -- it's about protecting basic human rights.

House Ready to Give Finger to Violence Against Women Act?

Norm Stamper | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

It is critical that congress reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, including its new provisions that offer help to Native American women, the LGBT community and immigrants, groups that have been denied the full protection of VAWA.

The Struggle to End Violence Against Women Encounters a Road Block

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Every single day, three women are killed by husbands or boyfriends. Every year, victims suffer two million injuries. A strong renewal of the Violence Against Women Act is critical.

Gimme That Old Time (Native American) Religion

Alison Owings | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Alison Owings

I participated in a series of talks my local church sponsored called, "Gutsy Women of Faith." Like everything connected to Native Americana, at least in my view, things were complicated.

Black Women Are Not (Rated) Less Attractive!: Independent Analysis of the Add Health Dataset

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Style
Scott Barry Kaufman

The low convergence of ratings finding suggests that in this very large and representative dataset, beauty is mostly in the eye of the beholder. What we are looking at here are simple ratings of attractiveness by interviewers whose tastes differ rather strongly.

Feminomics: The Unique Role of Native Women in the U.S. Economy

Sarah Hicks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sarah Hicks

Investments in tribal governments support policy innovations that can be -- and have been -- replicated to deal with some of America's most challenging economic struggles.