One of the thrusts of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been to establish public restraining order registries like those that identify sex offenders. 817 more words
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This past Saturday, September 13th, the Violence Against Women act (VAWA) officially turned 20. This act was written in 1994 by former Senator Joe Biden, and was the first act directly responding to the mistreatment and domestic abuse/sexual assault of men and women (Because it happens to guys, too). 445 more words
Some said it would be too hard – impossible, even.
Two decades ago, a broad and brave coalition of determined women’s advocates, domestic violence survivors and fair-minded leaders in Congress set out to do what some said could not be done: pass a law that helped protect women and their families from the scourge of domestic violence. 675 more words
Tomorrow, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) turns twenty (20) years old. On September 13, 1994, President Bill Clinton signed this piece of critical legislation. 271 more words
In the context of House Republicans approving a controversial lawsuit against President Obama over his alleged abuse of executive power in making unilateral changes to Obamacare, Vice President Joe Biden’s tweet today about abuse of power had fewer thinking about the Violence Against Women Act and more contemplating the president’s violence against the Constitution. 253 more words