On April 28, a Korean immigrant and domestic abuse survivor named Nan-Hui Jo was sentenced to 175 days in jail and three years of probation after being convicted of misdemeanor child abduction. Now, she faces the threat of deportation and permanent separation from her daughter.
Advocates are pushing for enhanced charges and new research on strangulation to put more rapists behind bars.
The rules are the result of months of discussion with campus officials, victim advocates, and students to figure out how to implement the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013.
With two separate letters sent to National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell and an upcoming hearing in the House, members of Congress are pushing to hold the NFL accountable for its controversial response to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice assaulting his then fiancée.
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.
As of February 20, three federally recognized tribes have the power to arrest and prosecute non-Natives who assault Native intimate partners, under a pilot project to test a historic expansion of special domestic violence criminal jurisdiction.
On Monday, the Pennsylvania General Assembly considered for a second time HB 1796, the first statewide bill in the nation seeking to protect all victims of crime or abuse from experiencing similar maltreatment.
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.
Legal contraception for single people has been a fight for over 40 years, and the latest challenges suggest the fight isn’t ending soon.
By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.