Posts tagged "Violence Against Women"
Lawmakers Push for Changes in US Military Justice System

Lawmakers Push for Changes in US Military Justice System

MJIA attempts to erase the systemic obstacles that victims of sexual assault in the military face due to the "clear bias and inherent conflicts of interest posed by the military chain of command's current sole decision-making power over whether cases move forward to a trial."
Supreme Court To Consider Scope of Domestic Violence Gun Ban

Supreme Court To Consider Scope of Domestic Violence Gun Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Tuesday to consider the scope of a federal law that bans people who have been convicted of domestic violence from owning a gun.
California Governor Signs 3 Bills Related to Rape, Domestic Violence

California Governor Signs 3 Bills Related to Rape, Domestic Violence

"Every victim deserves justice, regardless of their relationship status."
Victim Blaming Judge Gives Rapist 30 Day Sentence

Victim Blaming Judge Gives Rapist 30 Day Sentence

"Something is not right with our system when a judge can make that kind of decision."
DOE Investigating USC Classification of Rape

DOE Investigating USC Classification of Rape

The University of Southern California (USC) currently classifies sexual assaults on campus as "injury response," preventing the Los Angeles Police Department from being notified of the attack.
Honor Killing Leaves Unease About Future of Afghan Women's Rights

Honor Killing Leaves Unease About Future of Afghan Women’s Rights

A Mullah has issued fatwa, or religious edict, for the execution of a woman named Halima who has been in hiding since April. Abdul Ghafoor ordered her father to shoot Halima in front of the villagers. According to Tolo News, Halima was accused of her illicit relationship with a man in Kokchail Village of Badghis...
Sorting Through The Chaos: One-Third of Teens Are In An Abusive Relationship. What Now?

Sorting Through The Chaos: One-Third of Teens Are In An Abusive Relationship. What Now?

A report found that over one-third of teenagers have been in an abusive relationship. I spoke to two young women about why this is and how we can end this cycle.
New All-Women Jirga in Pakistan Takes Steps Toward Equality

New All-Women Jirga in Pakistan Takes Steps Toward Equality

In Pakistan, the rights of fundamentalists surpass the rights of women.
Indian Juvenile Court Defers Verdict of Fatal Rape Case

Indian Juvenile Court Defers Verdict of Fatal Rape Case

A juvenile court in India has deferred the verdict of a 17 year old who is accused of participating in the gang-rape of a woman who later died from her injuries. He is charged with "rape, murder, destroying evidence, and other crimes including kidnapping carried out while aged 17."
Pakistani Actress Attacked with Acid

Pakistani Actress Attacked with Acid

An 18 year old actress in Pakistan is in critical condition after being attacked with acid for refusing a marriage proposal.
A Man Who Will Choke You in Public: What Scares Me About Nigella Lawson's Abuse

A Man Who Will Choke You in Public: What Scares Me About Nigella Lawson’s Abuse

If it can happen to Nigella Lawson, it can happen to anyone. This is anything but a private matter.
WHO: Violence Against Women is a Crisis of "Epidemic Proportions"

WHO: Violence Against Women is a Crisis of “Epidemic Proportions”

This study could be the foundation of a new era that may lead us to the end of violence against women as a whole.
Indian Women's Rights Activists Arrested

Indian Women’s Rights Activists Arrested

Police arrested and detained 13 women's rights activists Thursday after anti-rape protests swelled in West Bengal, India.
Senate Armed Services Committee Removes Provision Challenging Military Sexual Assault

Senate Armed Services Committee Removes Provision Challenging Military Sexual Assault

Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) announced that he will remove a provision from the defense spending bill that would take military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command.
Advocating for an Inclusive VAWA

Advocating for an Inclusive VAWA

by Amanda Reed, Communications Intern at the National Organization for Women On Feb. 12, the Senate passed an inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that would include provisions for previously-unprotected groups. Last week, the House revealed its own version of VAWA: a watered-down, non-inclusive bill that cuts out these protections. Sound familiar?...
Prioritizing Campus Safety

Prioritizing Campus Safety

There is a crisis at colleges and universities across the nation­. In just the first six weeks of 2013, a Huffington Post survey found 75 instances of sexual assaults reported on college campuses. This is outrageous, but we shouldn’t be surprised. A U.S. Department of Justice study found that around 28 percent of womenare targets...
India’s Tipping Point: Death of Rape Victim Sparks Global Outrage

India’s Tipping Point: Death of Rape Victim Sparks Global Outrage

The brutal gang-rape and death of a 23-year-old female medical student in India has prompted outrage and horror around the world. The physiotherapy student was tortured and raped by a group of six men on Dec. 16 armed with a metal bar on a private bus in New Delhi. She died from her injuries in a Singapore...
Men’s Manifesto 2012

Men’s Manifesto 2012

I’m proud to be a part of a growing movement—a multiracial, multicultural, global movement of men who are challenging male violence and outdated notions of masculinity. I have been inspired by, taught by and befriended by men across the world who have dedicated their lives to reducing male violence. Men and boys around the world...

Saving VAWA

By Rev. Dr. E. Faye Williams, Chair of the National Congress of Black Women If you have ever been beaten, kicked, punched, slapped by a partner who claims to love you, it is not difficult for you to understand why it’s mandatory to have the Violence Against Women Act.  If you’ve ever had a daughter,...

Tragedy in Springfield, Mass.: When VAWA and Local Domestic Violence Intersect

by Mary Reardon Johnson, Executive Director, YWCA of Western Massachusetts Officer down!  Around the city of Springfield, Mass., sirens blare, lights flash, emergency vehicles screech and news media are dispatched. Yellow tape goes up and the first accounts are sent out over the air and internet. The veteran police officer responded to a call requesting...