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Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20

Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 12 2014, 7:00AM

This groundbreaking piece of legislation has shaped two decades of anti-violence work. Here are some vital things to consider about its evolution.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Do Women Have More to Lose If Immigration Reform Dies?

Do Women Have More to Lose If Immigration Reform Dies?

by Von Diaz on October 14 2013, 9:00AM

Non-citizen women are three to six times more likely to experience domestic violence than those born in the U.S. As immigration reform efforts stall, those women are left out in the cold.

Topics: Immigration

GOP Finally Stopped Blocking Violence Against Women Act

by Jorge Rivas on February 28 2013, 4:10PM

The legislation that assists victims of domestic and sexual violence passed on a vote of 286 to 138, with 199 Democrats joining 87 Republicans to reauthorize the 1994 law.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Jeremy Lin Teams Up With Barack Obama and Joe Biden to ‘End Violence’ Against Women

by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 12:32PM

David Beckham, Eli Manning and Jeremy Lin are among several athletes who joined the star-studded anti-domestic violence ad released by the White House Thursday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

How the Right's Using Women of Color to Shame Abuse Survivors

How the Right’s Using Women of Color to Shame Abuse Survivors

by Akiba Solomon on April 9 2012, 8:48AM

In our efforts to secure the Violence Against Women Act, we can’t overlook some of the less publicized ways it can criminalize people of color.

Topics: Gender

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