Posts tagged "domestic violence"

SCOTUS Upholds Strong Domestic Violence Gun Ban Law

The Supreme Court decided 6-2 in Voisine v. United States to affirm protections for victims of domestic violence by preventing individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from owning guns.

Obama Announces New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence

President Obama announced new executive actions to reduce gun violence today, including expanded mandatory background checks, increased enforcement of gun laws, and increased funding for mental health care.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Women's Equality Bills Into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Women’s Equality Bills Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law several bills strengthening protections for women in the workplace as well as victims of sex trafficking, sexual harassment, and domestic violence in an effort to further women's equality in the state.
Major League Baseball Begins Mandatory Domestic Violence Prevention Training

Major League Baseball Begins Mandatory Domestic Violence Prevention Training

Advocates and legislators agree that although these actions are promising, much more will be necessary for sustainable change in the culture of violence that seems to enshrine professional sports institutions.
New Law Cracks Down on Domestic Abusers in Brazil

New Law Cracks Down on Domestic Abusers in Brazil

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff signed a new law this week creating harsher penalties for the murder of women and girls connected to domestic violence.
Violence Against Women Came to the Forefront at Last Nights' Grammy Awards

Violence Against Women Came to the Forefront at Last Nights’ Grammy Awards

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards set a new precedent last night with a speech from a domestic violence survivor and activist and the airing of a PSA from President Obama about violence against women.
Supreme Court to Decide if Online Threats are Protected Speech

Supreme Court to Decide if Online Threats are Protected Speech

In November of 2010, a Pennsylvania court granted the wife of Anthony Elonis a protective order after he wrote a violent Facebook stating, in graphic terms, that he would kill her.
The NFL Has Officially Reinstated Ray Rice

The NFL Has Officially Reinstated Ray Rice

In September, Rice was given a two-game ban, then an indefinite ban, by the NFL when a video was released of him punching his fiancee unconscious in an elevator then dragging her out.
Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal

Marissa Alexander Has Accepted a Plea Deal

As of Monday, Alexander must serve another 65 days in Duval County Jail. After that time, Alexander must spend another two years on house arrest.
From the Inside Looking Out: I Went To a Domestic Violence Course for Convicted Abusers

From the Inside Looking Out: I Went To a Domestic Violence Course for Convicted Abusers

Would this reform him? Could it have “fixed” us?
Prosecutors Claim South Carolina's Stand Your Ground Law Doesn't Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

Prosecutors Claim South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground Law Doesn’t Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

According to South Carolina prosecutors, the state's Stand Your Ground law is an unfit defense for domestic violence victims who live with their attackers.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts on Domestic Violence

INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts on Domestic Violence

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. do you know the numbers behind the issue?
Russell Wilson Wants Us All to #PassThePeace to Survivors of Domestic Violence

Russell Wilson Wants Us All to #PassThePeace to Survivors of Domestic Violence

“The idea behind Pass the Peace is simple. It’s a promise. I’m sharing my love for you. I want to take care of you. I am here for you.”
A Dangerous Intersection: Guns Make Domestic Violence Even Deadlier

A Dangerous Intersection: Guns Make Domestic Violence Even Deadlier

It is not possible to discuss domestic violence and violence against women without talking about reforming our gun control laws here in the United States.
Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough

Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough

Women's rights activists and anti-violence advocates are continuing to put pressure on the National Football League.
The NFL Missed an Opportunity for Diversity in Forming Its Violence Against Women Advisory Board

The NFL Missed an Opportunity for Diversity in Forming Its Violence Against Women Advisory Board

These appointments create a deep pool of expertise for the NFL to draw from as the League attempts to recover from its mishandling of the Ray Rice investigation - but included no African-American women.
If The NFL Isn't Afraid of Losing Women, They Should Be

If The NFL Isn’t Afraid of Losing Women, They Should Be

I'm really glad the NFL screwed this up, because the impact of this moment really could change that intangible, unwieldy beast called "culture" for the better.
Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US

Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US

The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group.
A Call for Action to Reduce Gun Deaths Among Victims of Domestic Violence

A Call for Action to Reduce Gun Deaths Among Victims of Domestic Violence

Over 250 people gathered inside the Dirksen Senate building on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at decreasing intimate partner homicide through gun violence.
#FreeMarissa: Why Prosecution for Domestic Violence Goes Wrong and Why Marissa Shouldn't Bear the Brunt of It

#FreeMarissa: Why Prosecution for Domestic Violence Goes Wrong and Why Marissa Shouldn’t Bear the Brunt of It

I can absolutely understand and relate to the calculating one must go through before taking any action to stop an abuser from being abusive. That's why I find Marissa Alexander’s story so enraging.