For administrative staff at abortion clinics, there are no trophies, no fans, and no press, just the satisfaction of knowing they are helping those who need it.
May 28 is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health—a day advocates have commemorated since 1987. This year, the focus is on institutional violence.
Advocates are pushing for enhanced charges and new research on strangulation to put more rapists behind bars.
A Republican lawmaker in Indiana stirred controversy last week when he suggested that women can prevent domestic violence with gun ownership, despite national statistics that show quite the opposite.
Less than 5 percent of domestic violence shelters nationwide house pets. But a real need exists for more: Survivors often delay leaving abusive situations because they fear their companion animal would be harmed or killed.
The Pennsylvania state legislature Thursday morning passed a bill to protect victims of domestic violence from home eviction after calling the police for emergency help. The legislation passed without the unrelated anti-gun control amendment that Republican lawmakers had tacked on at the last minute.
Republican legislators in Pennsylvania are trying to add an anti-gun control amendment to a bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence.
“Nuisance ordinances,” which penalize landlords for tenants’ supposed disorderly conduct, can often force women to choose between escaping their abuser and keeping secure housing.
If Congress is unable to meet its December 13 deadline to address the sequester, the struggle for low-income domestic violence survivors
to access safe housing will intensify.
The Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would consider the scope of a federal law that prohibits individuals convicted of domestic violence from owning firearms.