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Violence Against Women Act

Laura Bassett

Mail Order Bride Company President Lobbying To Weaken Protections For Abused Immigrants | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

A top official at an anti-domestic violence advocacy group that has been encouraging the House GOP to roll back protections for immigrant victims in t...

Laura Bassett

Conyers: GOP's Violence Against Women Act 'Is A Move Backwards' | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Five minutes into a House Judiciary Committee mark-up of the GOP's Violence Against Women Act, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) called the bill a "flat-out...

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.

Ryan Grim

'War On Women' Extends To Undocumented | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican version of the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would dramatically roll back confidentiality protections for a...

HR 4970 Empowers Abusers, Not Victims

Michelle M. Ortiz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Michelle M. Ortiz

A House bill that proposes to amend the Violence Against Women Act would eliminate confidentiality protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence and create dangerous requirements for victims. Lawmakers must understand the devastating effects of this proposal.

Time for Obama and Dems to Focus on the Real "War on Women" -- in China

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Chen needs to be protected no matter what by U.S. officials, and the war on women in China (and in other nations around the globe) is the only real conflict against womanhood that should be distracting Americans in this election year.

The Violence Against Women Act Helps Children, Too

Michael Piraino | Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Children who grow up in abusive homes can become healthy adults. They need positive role models, therapy and support. Fortunately, there are systems and programs in place to help these children. Some are funded through the Violence Against Women Act.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday easily passed legislation to renew the Violence Against Women Act for another four years, an issue that normally ...

WATCH: Al Franken Weeps On Senate Floor

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) broke into tears on Thursday while giving a speech about the Violence Against Women Act. Franken was on the Senate floor ...

Violence Against Women Act Helps Restore Lives

Mariska Hargitay | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Mariska Hargitay

VAWA has protected, improved and restored lives. Reauthorization sends the message that our communities, our families -- and all people -- must be safe; that survivors must have the tools to heal and reclaim their lives; and that breaking the cycle of violence is an unassailable national priority.

Laura Bassett

McCain: The 'War On Women' Is 'Conjured' By Dems | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

As many Senate Republicans prepare to defend their opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a visibly annoyed Sen. John McCain (R-A...

Why We Must Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act Now

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Domestic violence is not a partisan issue. We need a system that encourages victims to come forward. Not a system that discourages them from seeking help, or one that intimidates victims into staying in the shadows.

Jennifer Bendery

Female Lawmakers In Opposing Parties Spar Over Violence Against Women Act | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The so-called "war on women" raged on in Congress Wednesday as female lawmakers in opposing parties clashed with each other in defense o...

VAWA: Because Every Man, Woman and Child in America Is at Risk and Every Crime Victim Deserves Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

It is said April is the cruelest month and certainly this April Florida Governor Rick Scott landed the cruelest act, vetoing funding for rape crisis c...

McCaskill Touts Support Of Anti-Domestic Violence Bill

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is asking her supporters to sign a petition in favor of the Violence Against Women Act, days after one of her opponents ...

Laura Bassett

Governor Slashes Aid For Rape Victims During Sexual Assault Awareness Month | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) shocked the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence this week when he vetoed $1.5 million in funding for 30 rape crisis ce...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senate Candidate 'Not Sure' What The Violence Against Women Act Is | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The "war on women" is making its way into the Missouri U.S. Senate race, where GOP candidate Sarah Steelman was dinged by Missouri Democ...

Women Are Waiting...

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Gwen Moore

I was molested as a child. There was no ominous stranger or dark alley. This abuse was perpetrated by someone I knew and by someone who knew me -- a family friend. Sadly, these events of my youth would only be the beginning of a lifetime of experiences with abuse and violence.

Biden Makes Plea For Domestic Violence Law

AP | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is imploring supporters to help sway lawmakers to renew a major law designed to prevent domestic violence again...

The Right's 2012 Solution: "Just Close Your Eyes"

Michael Keegan | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Republicans seem to think they can get away with almost anything because their Election Day hopes will be saved by a bad economy. But the people they attack know the Tea Party's history of cynical, culture-war attacks that deeply affect the lives of real people. We have our eyes wide open.

Amanda Terkel

Senate Debate On Violence Against Women Act Coming Soon | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act this week, with an event by Vice President Biden on Wednesday and Se...

U.S. Senate Stands Poised to Extend the Violence Against Women Act's Protections to College and University Campuses

S. Daniel Carter | Posted 06.16.2012 | College
S. Daniel Carter

The United States Senate is expected to vote soon on reauthorizing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act. This measure will extend many important programs, and for the first time specifically extend protections to all college campus communities.

Debating The Controversy Over Reauthorizing The Violence Against Women Act

Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Debate over the traditionally bipartisan Violence Against Women Act took a contentious turn earlier this year when Democrats sought to include languag...

A 365 Day-a-Year Problem

K. Sujata | Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago
K. Sujata

The backlash to Belvedere Vodka's ad offers us an opportunity to recognize the threat of sexual violence. Still, we cannot allow our fight to end violence against women be carried on the shoulders of brief surges of public outrage.

Brenna Cammeron

Sandra Fluke: Limbaugh's Attacks 'Were Not That Surprising To Me' | Brenna Cammeron | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

Rush Limbaugh's personal attacks on Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke's character may have taken the nation aback, but Fluke says she wasn't shocked...