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I've been lucky enough to know Donna for nearly 20 years, and to know that her brand of responsive, solution-driven leadership is what Maryland, the Senate, and the country needs most now.
The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
Colleges and universities are soft targets for legislators; it doesn't take much moral courage for a Senator to beat up on a university that allows a predatory quarterback or arrogant frat boys to get away with horrible offenses against women. Shame on the university presidents who have looked the other way.
Students starting college this coming fall will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have "prevention and awareness" programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.
It seems like every week brings new and horrific stories of sexual harassment and violence on America's college campuses. Study after study shows that sexual harassment and violence are far too prevalent in institutions of higher education.
In just a few months, we'll be in an election year. If Republicans are serious about appealing to female voters, they ought to pass a budget that shows it. Otherwise all that denial that they're engaged in a war on women is just that -- talk and denial.
"This is a major step forward to protect the safety of Native people, and we thank all members of Congress for passing the
Prior to VAWA, in many states physical and sexual violence against a woman by someone she knew was not considered as serious a crime as was an attack by a stranger. Thinking about it now, it's hard to believe.
Another member of Congress is misleading constituents about past support for the Violence Against Women Act, a law whose
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.
More and more, women know that this midterm election matters in their lives, whether it's responding forcefully to unconscionable domestic violence or finally eliminating the inequality of paying women less than men.
Maybe what victims really need is support and understanding from the media and the public, and some accountability and transparency from the legal system.
Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.), who faces a strong challenge from Democrat Gwen Graham, released a new ad Friday in which
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?
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.
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 dynamics of domestic violence are complex and changing them requires not just one thing to change, but many things simultaneously.
As The New York Times noted Monday, some House Democrats facing tough re-election battles are openly talking about the Affordable
Though human trafficking is endemic 365 days a year, it is especially rampant on Super Bowl Sunday. This week is the time for us to urge everyone -- in the shadows of the Super Bowl or the streets of your hometown -- to do your part in helping stop the scourge of human trafficking.
The Pennsylvania Society stipulated that Biden donate his award money to a charity of his choice within the state. It shouldn't