Presented as extensions of the Violence Against Women Act at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Wednesday were Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act and Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s Lori Jackson Domestic Violence Survivor Protection Act.
The Campus Accountability and Safety Act would designate confidential advisors to counsel sexual assault survivors on their options, stiffen penalties for universities that don’t do enough to address sexual assault, and require colleges to survey their students about their experiences.
“Justice?” says one of the women who took desperate steps to leave the violence in her home country. “That’s for those who have money. For the poor, there is none.”
The American Jewish World Service (AJWS) reports on the more than 400,000 refugees who have fled Burma following attacks committed by the Burma military. According to the AJWS, about 100,000 refugees from the Karen State live in camps in Thailand, where women are striving to recover and move forward.
If non-Native American communities, state governments, and organizations can quickly surround non-Native families suffering such a loss with warmth and kindness, then they should do the same when it comes to Native Americans and the families in their communities.
Bernice Sandler, the ‘Godmother of Title IX,’ Explains How the Civil Rights Law Covers Sexual Assault
Chris Hayes discusses with Dr. Bernice Sandler how U.S. colleges and universities have a legal requirement to address sexual assault on campus under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. [via MSNBC]
Sunday’s New York Times report on a 2013 incident at Hobart and William Smith Colleges comes at a time when the failure of U.S. higher education to address campus rape is coming under high scrutiny.
A 17 year old in Virginia who sent a sexually explicit video to his girlfriend is facing child pornography charges, while his lawyer argues that a plan by prosecutors to have his penis photographed as part of the case constitutes child abuse.
A recent USA Today article on the inaugural conference for men’s rights activists asked whether it marked “A kinder, gentler turn to the gender wars.” In short: No, it didn’t.
A bill that would amend Pennsylvania law to tighten—but not close—a loophole enabling rapist-fathers to obtain custody and visitation rights over a child conceived in rape unanimously passed the Pennsylvania house.