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HERVotes Blog Carnival: Advocating for an Inclusive VAWA

by Amanda Reed, NOW Communications Intern

On Feb. 12, the Senate passed an inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that would include provisions for previously-unprotected groups. 768 more words


Will Obama Hate Women?

Since President Obama has positioned himself as the first everything but Black president (Obviously the first Black president was Bill Clinton), will he decide he hates women?  314 more words

The Diane Rehm Show "The Politics of the Domestic Violence Bill"

This is a link to audio from NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show” from April 30. Diane and her guests from the National Organization for Women, the Wall Street Journal, and the Independent Women’s Forum discuss the recent renewal and proposed expansion of the Violence Against Women Act, originally passed in 1994. 52 more words

Sexual Assault

HERVotes Blog Carnival: VAWA Reauthorization and Economic Security for Survivors

By Guest Blogger Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski
Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has dramatically changed the way victim services and the criminal justice system respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. 566 more words


Joining Forces - Women Veterans Speak Out: The Trenches, Remembered

By Joan Grey
BPW Foundation Mentoring Liaison

We all have our stories.  Maybe these narratives, rather than DNA, are really what make us human.  On the topic of military sexual trauma, I turned to my West Point women classmates for their input.  941 more words