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Iowa Violence Victims May Pay a Price for Budget Shortfalls

Iowans facing domestic violence are currently able to access crisis counseling and shelters. But if the state doesn’t find a way to maintain $4 million in funding, all that could change.

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Deep Roots: Honor Killings Reflect Global Problem of Violence Against Women

While honor killings elicit attention as a primordial custom, the fact is that this form of violence is part of a much larger problem that transcends cultures and religions.

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Roundup: Melody Barnes on HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence Against Military Spouses

Obama economic advisor Melody Barnes outspoken on HIV/AIDS; New York Times highlights domestic violence against military spouses; was Kansas abortion provider George Tiller trapped?

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When Women Become the Battlefield

You can show that women who suffer violence are not alone or forgotten. Sign UNIFEM’s petition against gender-based violence before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25.

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Young Women and Sexual Coercion: Reproductive Health Realities

There is an important contributor to unintended pregnancy that is rarely mentioned on the campaign trail — the strong link between unintended pregnancies and dating violence or coercion.

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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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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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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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