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Civil and Human Rights Advocates Applaud Signing Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization into Law

It seems fitting that today, International Women’s Day, is the day after President Barack Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act into law. The reauthorized version of VAWA features inclusive language that will play a crucial role in protecting the … Continue reading

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Victims of Abuse Suffer Each Day an Inclusive VAWA Reauthorization is Delayed or Weakened

By Avril Lighty, The Leadership Conference Communications Associate It is a proven fact that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) saves lives. From the time VAWA was first passed 1994 to 2010, the rate of intimate partner violence decreased by … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Violence Against Women, DADT Settlement, Illegal Bank Foreclosures

GOP House’s Inaction on VAWA Shows Bigotry Ilyse Hogue (opinion) CNN House Republicans continue to stall reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act despite its comfortable passage in the Senate last spring. The Senate bill protections for immigrants, LGBT women, … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Sen. Murray on Violence Against Women Act; VAWA Should Protect Natives; Immigrants Blocked from Law Practice

Compiled by Maddie Peare Don’t Allow Partisan Bickering to Stall Violence Against Women (Opinion) The Seattle Times Patty Murray Since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was first passed in 1994, each reauthorization has received bipartisan support. The current version … Continue reading

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