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How Did Emergency Contraception Get Excluded From VAWA?

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By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.

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U.S. Must Stand Strong on International Agreement to Address Gender Violence

It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and momentum for women’s rights and turn our attention to women and girls beyond our borders.

It’s time to leverage the VAWA victory and turn our attention to the needs of women and girls around the world.

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Congress Passes Violence Against Women Act

Both arms of Congress have finally reauthorized a version of VAWA that doesn't purposefully exclude people on the basis of their ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

Both arms of Congress have finally reauthorized a version of VAWA that doesn’t purposefully exclude people on the basis of their ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation.

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Rethinking Immigration: Moms Will Do Whatever it Takes to Protect Their Kids

Congress needs to understand something important as it works to pass a new immigration law: Neither a border nor even the threat of detention can keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.

As Congress works to pass a new immigration law, legislators must realize that neither a border nor the threat of detention will keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.

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How Do You Prove That Discrimination No Longer Exists?

At the heart of the discussion about the need for both VAWA and the Voting Rights Act is a fundamental disagreement about what governments should do about discrimination, and, even more so, what they shouldn’t do.

At the center of recent legal and legislative battles is the question of how to determine the exact moment when everyone truly has equal opportunities.

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House Vote on Violence Against Women Act Comes on Last Day of Teen Violence Prevention Month

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. So what’s at stake for youth?

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Senate Passes Violence Against Women Act, 22 Male Republicans Vote No

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The Senate votes 78-22 to reauthorize VAWA.

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In Last Salvo on War On Women for 2012 Legislative Session, Congress Refuses to Renew VAWA

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The House Republicans finish off the lame duck session with one last thumbing of the nose at women.

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Domestic Workers Face Particular Challenges Reporting Domestic Violence

Once the election is finally over, Congress will decide whether to keep provisions of VAWA that could pose challenges for domestic workers toiling in private homes throughout the United States.

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Increasing Dollars for Domestic Violence: How Companies Can Do Right for Women and Girls

As corporations expand their philanthropic giving, an epidemic that affects millions of American women is being pushed further out of sight: Domestic violence. The economic toll that domestic abuse exacts on our social service system, workplaces, and law enforcement is in the billions.

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