Women’s lives are in jeopardy due to wrangling and delay despite bipartisan support for the Violence Against Women Act.
Violence Against Women Act
Federal action must be taken to protect indigenous women from violence.
How do we support and empower women while also reaching out to and engaging men?
President Obama’s comment was inappropriate but that doesn’t mean he’s a bigot. Are we too quick to call someone a sexist? The political blogosphere has been spilling barrels of ink over Pres. Barack Obama and California attorney-general Kamala Harris. Our president, at a Democratic fundraiser said that Kamala Harris is the best looking attorney general…
Although the Senate has already passed a bipartisan version of the Violence Against Women Act, House Republicans are planning to “strip its contents and put their language into that bill,” language that excludes protections for LGBT victims.
While everyone was so focused on the fiscal cliff, the Violence Against Women Act was allowed to die silently alone in a corner.
Lauren Chief Elk speaks of the brutal sexual violence crushing Native American communities
Noah Brand investigates VAWA for himself, and discovers that it allows for equal protection under the law of all victims of domestic violence – regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
HeatherN is pleased to hear that President Obama may veto a version of VAWA that doesn’t make allowances for LGBT individuals.