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Seeking A New Ally to Curb Domestic Violence

The Supreme Court ruled that Jessica Gonzales did not have a constitutional right to enforcement of a restraining order against her abusive husband. What will the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights say?

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RH Reality Check Interviews Songwriter Gretchen Peters

Country music star Gretchen Peters talks to RH Reality Check about the power of real people’s stories, empowering young people in this election, and donating royalties from her hit “Independence Day” to Planned Parenthood.

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Europe Puts Violence Against Women on Agenda

The Council of Europe’s recent campaign fighting violence against women has successfully reframed domestic violence as a human rights violation, not a private matter.

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Iowa Commission Focuses on Issues Facing Women Statewide

A group of Iowans focused on addressing challenges facing women statewide understands abortion in the context of many other reproductive health and kitchen table issues.

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Spreading Rumors About Rape Kits Won’t Prevent Violence Against Women

Rumors won’t bring rape victims justice — but asking tough questions about which presidential candidate will push policy that addresses violence against women in this country and abroad might.

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Roundup: Women Fight Against Violence, Romney’s Sex Ed Hypocrisy

Women fight to put violence on global agenda; San Francisco Chronicle warns proposition 4 threatens choice; Mitt Romney’s sex ed hypocrisy; British org publishes sex ed booklet for six-year-old students; Progress on fight against TB/HIV; Tyra Banks takes on teen pregnancy.

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A Culture of Violence Against Women: More Than Rape Kits

If rape victims have been charged for rape kits in Wasilla, Alaska, under Sarah Palin’s leadership, we deserve to know why. But we deserve to know a lot more than that. Which set of candidates will pro-actively create policies that address the root causes of rape and sexual assault?

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To Fight Femicide in Guatemala, New Law, But Same Culture

New anti-domestic violence law in Guatemala classifies denying a woman the right to use contraceptive methods or STI prevention measures as a violent sex crime.

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Linking the Twin Pandemics: HIV and Gender-Based Violence

Not only does evidence tell us that women who experience gender based violence are more likely to be at risk for transmission of HIV, we also know that many of the risk factors for gender based violence are the same as those for HIV.

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Church Groups Focus on Gender-Based Violence at IAC

Is the focus on gender-based violence at the Ecumenical Pre-Conference an encouraging sign that churches are moving past patriarchy and coming to term with a reality that affects an estimated 1 in 3 women worldwide?

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