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Vawa Reauthorization

Why Not the Older Americans Act?

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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.

VAWA Reauthorization

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Lisa Chau

Why does the U.S. government not respect native american tribal sovereignty yet argue the sovereignty of nation-states, such as Ukraine in the current geopolitical situation, must not be violated?

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.

Giving Girls a Chance at a Real Future With Real Choices

Jennifer Redner | Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Redner

As a key player in shaping global development priorities -- priorities that include education, health care, food security, economic empowerment and ending violence against women and girls -- the United States has an important role in ending early and forced marriage worldwide.

VAWA and the Rolled-Up Newspaper of Goodness

Melissa L. Tatum | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Melissa L. Tatum

Sexual assault on Native American women should be regarded as more serious than vandalizing cars in Singapore, and it is about time that Congress recognized it as such.

It's Time to Say No More

Tim Gunn | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Tim Gunn

By branding domestic violence and sexual assault, we aim to engage the general public to understand that, like other health issues -- cancer, heart disease -- domestic violence and sexual assault need to be more of a priority.

Anti-Violence Measure Includes Key Provisions For Scarred Communities

Al Jazeera English | Kavitha Chekuru | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics

This article originally appeared on Al Jazeera English. It seems like an idyllic memory at first - hiding under a table as a small child, watching ...

Jennifer Bendery

John Cornyn Applauds Violence Against Women Act Becoming Law, Even Though He Voted Against It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was among those celebrating President Barack Obama signing the Violence Against Women Act into law on Thursda...

Jennifer Bendery

Violence Against Women Act Now Touted By Republicans Who Voted Against Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill late last month, more than 130 House Republicans voted against ...

No One Should Have to Live in Fear of Violence

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

With the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, thousands of law enforcement officers will be better equipped to stop violence before it starts, and respond to calls of help when they are needed.

Tyler Kingkade

College Sexual Assault Reform Law Headed To Obama's Desk

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

Federal legislation that will reform how colleges treat sexual violence and stalking on campus is on its way to President Barack Obama's desk after th...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi On VAWA Fight: 'I Can Never Explain What Republicans Were Thinking'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all her years in Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she'll "never understand" why House Republicans held o...

Jennifer Bendery

2014 Republican Senate Hopefuls Oppose Violence Against Women Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats just won themselves some fresh ammunition in the next election cycle: nearly all of the potential 2014 Senate Republica...

Jennifer Bendery

House Passes Inclusive Violence Against Women Act, Sends To Obama To Become Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Violence Against Women Act is finally heading to the president's desk this week after a dragged-out political fight over expanding p...

Let's Renew VAWA Today

Carolyn Maloney | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Carolyn Maloney

With today's vote on VAWA, the House has an opportunity to renew our nation's commitment to do everything we can to protect our sisters, daughters, nieces, mothers, and grandmothers from violence. I hope we take it.

What's in a Name?

J. Travis Smith | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
J. Travis Smith

Rhetorical manipulation clouds reality. We aren't debating the facts anymore, but how the facts are delivered.

Jennifer Bendery

House GOP Leaders Set To Cave On Violence Against Women Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After hanging in limbo for nearly a year and a half, legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act appears on track to hit t...

Jennifer Bendery

Grassroots Groups Hammer House GOP For Weakened Violence Against Women Act

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are lining up a vote on their Violence Against Women Act bill later this week. But before that happens, two gra...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Senator Should Retract Offensive Comments, Native American Group Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of a prominent tribal organization are demanding that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) retract comments this week that Native Americ...

Jennifer Bendery

House Republicans Unveil VAWA Bill With No LGBT Protections, Modified Tribal Provision

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders quietly unveiled their Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill on Friday, a proposal that differs from ...

Jennifer Bendery

Chuck Grassley On VAWA: Tribal Provision Means 'The Non-Indian Doesn't Get A Fair Trial'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) didn't vote for the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill when it passed the Senate last week. An...

Jennifer Bendery

House Will Take Up Violence Against Women Act As Soon As Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders are ready to move forward on legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act as soon as next week, a G...

GOP Rep: Most Men Can Handle Violence Better Than Most Women

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Rep. John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.) said he doesn't know if he will vote for a renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill the congressman sa...

Laura Bassett

Sequester Would Have Huge Impact On VAWA, DOJ Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

If Congress does not take steps to avert the automatic spending cuts that will go into effect on March 1, domestic violence programs funded by the Vio...

Congress Must Act Immediately to Reauthorize Federal Legislation to Protect All Victims of Violence

Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron

Preventing domestic and sexual violence and protecting victims must be a priority in our cities, in our states, in our country and in all countries. The need is real, and there is no time to waste.