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Ending Sexual Assault on College Campuses: New Law Kicks In July 1
Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy at America...
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.
Shining Light on Violence Against Women
Nancy C. Lee
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health-Women's Health, Director...
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.
College Presidents Must Lead on Sexual Assault
President, Trinity Washington University
Haven't we fought for several centuries to overcome such disempowering stereotypes about the inherent fragility of women in college?
Why Not the Older Americans Act?
I am an aging advocate.
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.
Published over 100 times in Forbes, US News & World Report as ...
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
Uncle of shooting victim
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
President, International Women's Health Coalition
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
Professor, University of Arizona
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
Co-host and mentor, Lifetime’s 'Project Runway'
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.
Violence Against Women Act Includes New Protections For Native American Women
By Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera English
For instance, the act would not apply to someone in the situation Brunner's teenage daughter found herself in last year. She
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John Cornyn Applauds Violence Against Women Act Becoming Law, Even Though He Voted Against It
A review of statements put out by all the other senators who voted against VAWA didn't show any others beyond Cornyn's that
Violence Against Women Act Now Touted By Republicans Who Voted Against Bill
Aides to some of those lawmakers have pushed back on the idea they were being deceptive. Walberg spokeswoman Sarah Kuziomko
No One Should Have to Live in Fear of Violence
Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the White House C...
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.
College Sexual Assault Victim Advocates Hail VAWA Passage
The law will take effect one year after the president signs it, according to the Center for Public Integrity, meaning it'll
Nancy Pelosi On VAWA Fight: 'I Can Never Explain What Republicans Were Thinking'
"How do you explain that vote?" she asked. Pelosi chalked up those votes to tea party-aligned members not being willing to
Violence Against Women Act: 2014 GOP Senate Hopefuls Oppose Bill
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats just won themselves some fresh ammunition in the next election cycle: nearly all of the potential
House Passes Broader Senate Bill, Sends To Obama
The Violence Against Women Act is headed to the president's desk after a dragged out political fight over expanding protections to Native American, LGBT and immigrants. Jess McIntosh, communications director for EMILY'S List, joins Mike from DC.
Violence Against Women Act: House Passes Broader Senate Bill, Sends To Obama To Become Law
During Thursday's debate, McMorris Rodgers maintained that the GOP bill didn't specifically exclude anybody. Instead, she
Let's Renew VAWA Today
U.S. Representative from New York
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
Student, Columbia Journalism
Rhetorical manipulation clouds reality. We aren't debating the facts anymore, but how the facts are delivered.
Violence Against Women Act: House Republican Leaders Clear Path For Bipartisan Senate Bill
"Our members are pleased with the hard work put into the House-drafted version of the Violence Against Women Act and are
VAWA 2013: New Ad Campaign Slams House GOP Over Weakened Domestic Violence Bill
"We're going to make it hard for Republicans and conservatives every day and every way on this issue," Chaudhary said. "They're
Chuck Grassley Owes Retraction On 'Misleading' VAWA Comments, Native American Group Says
Grassley spokeswoman Beth Levine said the senator hasn't received the letter yet. When he does, "he will respond to them
House GOP Unveils Bill With No LGBT Protections
House Republican leaders quietly unveiled their Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill with the omission of LGBT protections and modified tribal provisions. HuffPost Politics Reporter Jen Bendery joins us the discussion.
VAWA 2013: House GOP Unveils Bill With No LGBT Protections, Modified Tribal Provision
The GOP proposal was posted on the House Rules Committee website with little fanfare, along with an announcement that the
Chuck Grassley On VAWA: Tribal Provision Means 'The Non-Indian Doesn't Get A Fair Trial'
House Republican opposition to the tribal provision is a major reason why VAWA died in the last Congress. But some Republicans
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